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How Does Gum Disease Affect Your Overall Health
How Does Gum Disease Affect Your Overall Health?

Periodontal disease is inflammation of the gums and bone structure surrounding the teeth. Periodontal disease develops over time if you neglect basic oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing. When a person doesn't brush or floss, plaque builds up on and around the teeth, and along the gum line. Even after you realize after...

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Bridging the Gap: The Top Benefits of Dental Bridges

Gaps in your smile are no fun! They make it hard to chew and speak. Plus, spaces in your mouth make you feel self-conscious when you smile. For some, injuries and poor dental hygiene cause teeth to fall out. For others, they suffer from diastema. The condition produces gaps and can...

Signs of Teeth Grinding
Are Your Teeth Working On Their Night Moves?: The Top Signs of Teeth Grinding

Did you know that sleep bruxism can affect nearly 9% of the general population? Bruxism is also known as teeth grinding. It can happen both during sleep and when people are awake. According to a literature review on the subject, bruxism can cause multiple health problems including tooth damage. That’s why it’s...

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How to Whiten Teeth Fast: Professional Teeth Whitening vs. DIY Methods

Do you feel insecure about your smile? If so, you’re not alone. More than 50% of Americans feel insecure about their teeth. Going through life feeling bad about your teeth isn’t great. Thankfully, you can achieve your dream smile if you learn how to whiten teeth fast. How to Whiten Teeth Fast Wish...

Whether you're doing it at night while you're sleeping or during waking hours, grinding teeth isn't good for you. Here's a look at how to stop grinding teeth.
Treating Bruxism: How to Stop Grinding Teeth

Did you know that 10% of people are affected by bruxism AKA teeth grinding? It's no wonder that people are looking for ways to stop grinding their teeth.  Whether you're doing it at night while you're sleeping or while you're awake, grinding your teeth isn't good for you. Keep reading to learn how to...

Invest in Your Smile: Are Dental Implants Worth It?

Americans spent $4 billion dollars on cosmetic dentistry procedures in 2018. Suffice it to say, Americans like to have nice teeth. Who wouldn't? Now that cosmetic dental procedures are (relatively) inexpensive, they are within the reach of the average person. If you could sculpt a dazzling smile, wouldn't you do it? Dental implants...

veneers vs crowns
Veneers vs. Crowns: What’s Better for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way, with so many options that can help you restore your smile and with it your confidence.  But if you're thinking of rejuvenating your smile, the choice between whether to go for veneers or crowns could be confusing. They're both great choices, but which will...

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What Happens Inside Your Mouth When You Skip Your General Dentist Appointments

We all know that we are supposed to visit our dentist every six months, but it always seems too easy to let something get in the way. Hectic schedules, phobias about dentistry, or mere forgetfulness are all reasons why one-third of Americans skip regular dentist visits. Forgoing general dental care can result...

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General Dentistry: 8 Confidence Boosting Benefits of Veneers

It can brighten a stranger's day. It's the first thing people see when they meet you. And it says a thousand things about you before you even speak a word. It's your smile.  If you're not 100% happy with your smile, it shows right away in the way you interact with other...

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General Dentistry: What Causes Sensitive Teeth and What You Can Do About It

A whopping one in eight adults have teeth that are sensitive. If you struggle with the discomfort attributed to sensitive teeth, you're definitely not the only one. Sensitive teeth can be bothersome-it may even prevent you from eating or drinking certain foods. You've probably been wondering what causes sensitive teeth and how you...