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Custom Mouthguards Reduce Injuries for Contact Sports

July 22, 2020

Mouthguards are also known as dental guards or nightguards. They are used for a variety of reasons. Athletic mouthguards are used for sports as protective gear to reduce injuries, while nightguards help with teeth grinding, snoring, and sleep apnea. Custom Mouthguards for High-Impact Sports If your child is playing a contact sport such as basketball, …

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Can Acidic Beverages Harm your Teeth?

May 19, 2020

You may not think of your favorite beverage as being acidic. But the flavor or tartness of a beverage doesn’t determine its level of acidity, so it’s important to understand which of your favorite drinks can be harming your teeth. Highly acidic beverages include alcohol, coffee and black tea, sweetened fruit juice, sports drinks, and …

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Tips for Reducing Tooth Sensitivity

May 18, 2020

What is tooth sensitivity? Do you have sharp, sudden pain in one or more of your teeth when you consume something hot, cold, sweet, or sour? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity occurs when the dentin (the surface beneath your gums) is exposed to hot or cold and reaches the nerves in …

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Should Wisdom Teeth be Removed

May 18, 2020

Your wisdom teeth are your third (and last) set of molars in your mouth, usually appearing in the late teens or early twenties. Because of the location of these molars, it is common for them to become misaligned as they grow in and could be positioned horizontally, angled away from the second set of molars, …

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