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What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

November 20, 2020

A dental emergency can happen to anyone at any time. It can be anything from a car accident or sports injury to a fall or a fight. Knowing what to do when a dental emergency occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. A chipped tooth, loose crown, or a composite bonding …

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October 20, 2020

Everyone loves clean teeth and a clean mouth. October is dedicated to promoting healthy mouths for National Dental Hygiene Month. We celebrate the work of dental hygienists to keep your pearly whites clean. The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is encouraging dental hygienists across the country to get involved in National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) …

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Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?

September 17, 2020

Have you ever had ice cream or hot coffee and experienced pain in your teeth and/or mouth? If so, you are not alone. While the pain could be a sign of a cavity, it’s also common in people who have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is also known as dentin hypersensitivity. It is pain or discomfort …

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What is Bruxism or Teeth Grinding?

August 28, 2020

Do you, or a family member grind your teeth? It’s not unusual to clench or grind your teeth from time to time. Teeth grinding, or bruxism often occurs while you are sleeping (nocturnal bruxism) and is most likely caused by an abnormal bite, missing, or crooked teeth. It can also be caused by sleep apnea, …

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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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