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Eating Disorders Are Bad News for Teeth

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Eating disorders affect around 15% of young girls to varying degrees, around five to ten times more than men. These illnesses involve a constant preoccupation with food, a distorted body image and excessive measures taken to control weight… excessive to the point of harming your body’s health, as well as,…

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WHAT IS INVISALIGN?

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Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that can be used to achieve a more beautiful smile. It can be utilized for patients who have mild to moderate misalignment and can also align the bite. Patients with overbite, crossbite, or underbite can enjoy Invisalign treatments. The process is done using clear…

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Is water flossing as good as regular flossing?

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Water flossing is a way to clean between and around your teeth. A water flosser is a handheld device that sprays streams of water in steady pulses. The water, like traditional floss, removes food from between teeth. Water flossers that have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance have been tested…

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Does Menopause Affect Teeth and Gums?

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Menopause-related estrogen decline not only raises the risk for osteoporosis, but it may also be linked to oral problems. During menopause, it is important that you see your dentist on a regular basis and maintain good oral hygiene. If menopausal-related dental problems are treated early on, tooth loss may be…

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All about dental implants

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A dental implant is a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. Your dentist places them directly into your jawbone, where they provide an artificial replacement for the root of your missing tooth or teeth. They can support crowns or dentures, in a similar way that roots support natural teeth. Having…

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Oral Thrush: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

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If you notice a strange white rash inside your mouth, you may have a condition called thrush. It’s an infection caused by the candida fungus, which is yeast. You can get it in your mouth and other parts of the body. It can cause diaper rash in infants or vaginal yeast infections…

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Jaw surgery

Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic (or-thog-NATH-ik) surgery, corrects irregularities of the jaw bones and realigns the jaws and teeth to improve the way they work. Making these corrections may also improve your facial appearance. Jaw surgery may be a corrective option if you have jaw problems that can't be…

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oral health and acne

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If you’re struggling with acne and feel like you’ve tried everything, from the expensive face, washes to high-end facial toners to overnight spot treatments, there’s a chance that the issue may be your oral health. We know, we know, sounds a little crazy, right? Surprisingly enough, the two can be linked! HEALTHY TEETH…

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Root Canal Treatment

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The root canal is a pretty common dental procedure. According to the American Association of Endodontists, over 15 million root canals are done every year in the United States alone. But should you be concerned about a root canal infection? And are there any possible complications after it you should…

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What Is Dental Plaque and How To Remove It?

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Tooth plaque is a fact of life -- everyone gets it. Dental plaque the sticky film that forms when bacteria in your mouth build up on your teeth. When plaque hangs around for too long, your choppers pay the price. It eats at them and makes them weak. That leads…

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Children braces and Orthodontics

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If your child has crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, talk to his dentist. She may recommend seeing an orthodontist. An orthodontist specializes in perfecting smiles using orthodontic appliances, such as: BandsBracketsWiresHeadgearRubber bandsRetainersClear aligners  Some kids can't wait to get their Children's braces, seeing them as a sign that their teen years…

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Invisalign Teen

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braces have long been a staple of the teenage years. When we were growing up, most of our friends probably had them, all at about the same time. I had metal braces for the last two years of high school. In my group, they were so commonplace that they weren’t…

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10 Questions about Dental Care During Pregnancy

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Dental care during pregnancy is extremely important. From keeping up with daily oral hygiene to monitoring changes in the mouth, the more in-tune you are with your oral health, the healthier your baby will be. Here we’ll answer 10 common questions about Dental Care During Pregnancy. Can I go to…

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What Are the Best Oral Hygiene Tips?

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Good oral hygiene is necessary to keep teeth and gums healthy. It involves habits such as brushing twice a day and having regular dental checkups. people can prevent these problems with proper dental care, both at home and in the dentist’s office. The following are some best practices that can…

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How to Pick a Toothpaste?

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Minty fresh, whitening, tartar control, etc. – picking a toothpaste can be as overwhelming as choosing a toothbrush. First and foremost, your toothpaste should fight plaque and cavities and clean your teeth, using dentifrice (gel, paste or liquid). Also Toothpaste should include fluoride for strengthening your teeth. Beyond that, it’s all about preference. First,…

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Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow?

If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and wondered “Why are my teeth stained?” you’re not alone. Teeth can be stained yellow, as well as a spectrum of other colors, including orange-red, green, blue, brown, gray and black. The discoloration can appear gradually and be overlooked until you need to…

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Diabetes and Dental Health

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Did you know that 29.1 million people living in the United States have diabetes? That’s 9.3% of the population. Approximately 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year—and 8.1 million people living with diabetes don’t even know they have it. Diabetes affects your body’s ability to process sugar. All the food…

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How to Take Care of Dental Veneers?

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If you want to improve your smile, dental veneers are a simple option. Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. They look like natural teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as teeth that are…

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7 Daily Habits That Boost Dental Health

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While it’s important to receive regular cleanings and check-ups from a dentist, there are also ways you can take care of dental health at home. Almost everyone knows to brush and floss their teeth, but what about these lesser-known tips? Here are 7 daily habits that boost dental health without taking up your time or…

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Gummy Smile An Esthetic Problem or Something More?

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  When you smile, do you feel the appearance of your upper teeth is overshadowed by excessive gum tissue? Are you of the opinion that your upper teeth appear too short compared to the amount of gingival tissue displayed when you smile? If you answered “yes” to either of these…

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Considering Invisalign? Learn About the 5 Biggest Advantages Here

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Without a doubt, Invisalign has changed the field of orthodontics forever. Since it was developed around 20 years ago, it’s helped over 6 million people achieve a straight, even smile. And, with a 96% satisfaction rating, it has a proven track record of great success. If you’ve been thinking about…

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All Of Your Teeth-Staining Questions Answered

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You may have even heard of teeth whitening services at your dentist's office. No doubt, you’ve looked at your teeth and noticed they may not be as white as you would like them to be. You likely have an idea of how to “fix” it, but do you know what causes…

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Invisalign treatment after 40: Why it’s not too late to get your teeth straightened

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There are a few reasons adults over the age of 40 put off getting their teeth straightened. You might feel you’re too of and that you’ve missed your chance. Or the thought of wearing traditional braces might make you feel self-conscious. But the good news is, it’s never too late…

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Common Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out

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Wisdom teeth are our third set of molars that usually come in during your late teens the to early twenties. Over time our jaws have shrunk, leaving little room for the extra row of teeth, which is why they can cause pain and need to be extracted. Besides pain, what…

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Will I Need to Wear Retainers After Treatment?

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Whether you’re thinking about orthodontic treatment, or currently undergoing treatment, you may be wondering, “Will I need to wear retainers after treatment?” The answer is yes, and here’s why. Getting straight teeth is only half the battle; the other half is keeping them straight, and that is where retainers come in. Changes…

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Sensitive Teeth: Common Causes and Solutions

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Sensitive teeth aren’t just an irritation. They can also make it hard for you to eat and drink. For the most part, sensitive tooth pain is sharp, sudden, and temporary. The pain usually occurs when teeth are exposed to cold air or hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods. If you…

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Gum Disease / Gingivitis: How to avoid it or treat it

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If your gum occasionally swell up and become sensitive or bleed when you brush and floss, you might have gingivitis. However, you’re not alone. So what is gingivitis, and what you can you do to treat it and avoid it? Read on to learn what you need to know about this…

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Tooth Fairy Preparation

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Your child is at the age where they finally understand what the tooth fairy is. The tooth fairy is a significant part of helping your child to maintain their oral hygiene and keeping the magic alive! The tooth fairy is a figure of early childhood in Western and Western-influenced cultures.…

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Facts and Tips: Dry mouth

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For many, dry mouth is experienced once in a blue moon.  Most likely caused by dehydration, drinking one too many beers, or simply sleeping with an open mouth. Unfortunately, for others, dry mouth is a chronic problem that can have a distressing impact on day-to-day life. In addition to the…

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Use It or Lose It! Maximizing Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

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Did you know your dental benefits reset every year? It’s true. If your dental insurance plan, like most is on a calendar year, you will lose out on all unused benefits after December 31st. That means this is a great time of year to take advantage of everything your dental…

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