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What are the types of teeth?

teeth types

Your teeth are one of the strongest parts of your body. They’re made from proteins such as collagen, and minerals such as calcium. In addition to helping you chew through even the toughest foods, they also help you speak clearly. Most adults have 32 teeth, called permanent or secondary teeth,…

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Differences Between Dental Drill and Laser Dentistry

laser dentist

Hate the idea of a dental drill? Used as a method to not only ease anxiety about dental drills, laser dentistry can provide an alternative that can reduce the post-operative side effects such as discomfort and swelling that can be associated with dental drills. How laser dentistry can help you…

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PREVENTATIVE ORTHODONTICS

We’re often asked about the difference between regular orthodontic treatments and early or preventative orthodontics. Why would a child need early treatment and how could it benefit your little one in the long run? According to the Australian Dental Association, children should start visiting the dentist when a baby’s tooth…

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10 Important Things To Know Before You Get Dental Braces

braces

Getting braces can be a daunting experience. But it doesn’t have to be scary. With the right information and advice, dental braces can be a walk in the park. Crooked teeth can be a real problem, no matter how old you are or what condition your mouth is in. The…

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Healthy Gum and a Healthy Body

Could the health of my mouth affect my general health? Yes. There are new findings that support something that dental professionals have suspected for a long time: infections in the mouth can be linked with problems in other parts of the body. What problems could my dental health cause? Problems…

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The Importance Of Early Orthodontic Treatment

orthodontic

Timing is everything – even when it comes to your child’s orthodontic treatment. Early orthodontic treatment, also called “interceptive” treatment, means treatment that is performed while some baby teeth are still present. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child’s first check-up with an orthodontist be performed when…

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The Best Foods For A Healthy teeth and a Healthy Body

healthy food for teeth

You’ve probably heard the saying, you are what you eat; well that's particularly true for your teeth and gums. Those starchy or sugary foods we love are also loved by the bacteria in your mouth that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. The difference between a healthy smile and frequent…

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PREGNANT DENTAL HEALTH

teeth care during prgnancy

Pregnancy can lead to dental problems in some women, including gum disease and tooth decay. During pregnancy, hormones affect gums and teeth. Brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and visiting your dentist will help keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible during pregnancy. What is dental…

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Seven Easy Ways to Reduce Braces Pain

Crossbites

Your child’s decision to get braces is an important one — and one that will yield beautiful results when treatment is completed. That’s not to say, however, that wearing braces won’t be uncomfortable at times, especially after having the wires adjusted. Frequent follow-up visits with the orthodontist, usually every four…

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Laser use in dentistry

laser dental

laser dentistry can be used to treat a wide range of oral health conditions, from tooth decay to discolored teeth. Lasers can give your dentist greater control during dental procedures. They can help reduce discomfort, shorten treatment times and minimize complications. Laser dentistry treatments may be performed entirely with the…

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What are Dental veneers?

Veneers

Dental veneers are a possible solution to help you achieve the look you desire. They are a popular choice for those with chipped teeth, a gap between teeth, or misshaped teeth. Dental veneers are thin covers that adhere to teeth to give teeth a more classically shaped look. Aspen Dental…

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What is an Endodontist and what do they do?

endodontic

What is an Endodontist and what do they do? Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through endodontic therapy -- procedures, involving the soft inner tissue of the teeth, called the pulp.  The word "endodontic" comes from "endo" meaning inside and "odont" meaning tooth.  Like many medical terms, it's…

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Baby’s First Tooth: 7 Facts Parents Should Know

Baby’s First Tooth

The first tooth is a big event in your baby’s young life, but it can be uncomfortable. The more you know about teething, the better you can help your baby get through it. The pediatrician will monitor your baby's teeth for decay and will decide if a referral to a…

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How to Take Care of kid’s Braces?

Kid's Braces

Convincing your kids to take care of their teeth is always a challenge, but once they have braces it seems to get even more challenging! Having braces, however, makes it all the more important to take care of teeth. Not only do you want to ensure the braces do their…

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5 Tips to Take Care of Tongue

take care of your tongue

As great as it is for expressing our distaste for something, our tongue also plays a more serious role in daily activities such as tasting, eating, swallowing, and speaking clearly. As well, the condition of our tongue plays an important part in achieving a mouth that’s happy and healthy. Consider…

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Your guide to healthy gums

gums

With regards to your mouth’s health, it's not about how straight your teeth are or how brilliant your grin is. You can't disregard your gums! Even if you’re cavity-free and have the pearliest chompers in town, that doesn't mean you're insusceptible to gum disease. Since it’s usually painless, most people…

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Tooth Piercing

Tooth Piercing

Tooth piercing, tooth gems, and other oral jewelry have become a trendy mode for self-expression. A sparkle in your mouth may look cool, but the potential risks to your oral health make the practice one that is discouraged by dental professionals. Tooth Jewelry: Not the Hole Story A tooth piercing…

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Mouth Sores

smile

Mouth sores are common ailments that affect many people at some point in their lives. These sores can appear on any of the soft tissues of your mouth, including your lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, and floor and roof of your mouth. You can even develop mouth sores on your esophagus,…

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Tooth Pain Relief

Tooth pain

A toothache is a painful annoyance, especially at night. Getting a toothache at night can make falling asleep or staying asleep very difficult. However, there are a number of remedies that may help people find relief and get to sleep, keep reading to learn about 9 home remedies for tooth…

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8 Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Dentists.

kids smile

As humans, we are all scared of the unknown. To an adult, going to the dentist is a routine part of life, but for a kid, especially one who has never been, the dentist is unfamiliar and scary. children often think going to the dentist will hurt, or they simply…

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Overbites, Underbites, and Crossbites – Understanding the Difference

Crossbites

You’ve heard of overbites, underbites, and crossbites; you or your child may even be suffering from one of these conditions—but how exactly do you know which is which? It may seem difficult to keep these terms straight in your head, but fortunately they aren’t difficult to straighten out with proper…

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Are you afraid of the Dentist?

Are you afraid of the Dentist?

Are you afraid of the dentist? Do you consider canceling your appointment days before, or not showing up at all? Do you feel helpless and uncomfortable in the cleaning chair? If you are, you have dental phobia but don't worry you aren't alone.  Over 75% of USA citizens experience dental…

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How to Break the Thumb Sucking Habit?

Thumb sucking appears to be a natural habit of children in all parts of the world. Sucking the thumb is soothing for a small child, and many children continue this habit for comfort and security into the early school years. Thumb sucking is most prevalent in children under two, and…

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dental sealant at Murphy Orthodontics

The significance of a dental sealant is to protect against and avert dental caries. Dental sealants are one of the most universally used safeguarding materials, as well as the most inadvertently misused product today. Sealants have a shelf-life of five to 10 years, but it is imperative to have them…

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Which Fillings Are Best For Teeth?

Fillings

When you think of the dentist, you probably think about fillings. Everyone knows fillings are something you get to fix cavities. Beyond that, however, you might not know much about cavity fillings at all. You may even believe some common misconceptions. For whatever reason, fillings have a strangely overblown reputation…

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Tooth root decay

tooth root decay

Tooth root decay may also be called root cavities, root decay, or root caries. It is a potentially detrimental oral health problem that needs immediate treatment to prevent severe dental damage. In this article, you can learn more about what tooth-root decay is, why it happens, how it’s connected to…

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Eating Disorders Are Bad News for Teeth

Eating disorders

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?

invisalign

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?

water picking

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?

menopause and oral health

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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