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The Best Foods For A Healthy teeth and a Healthy Body

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 visits to the dentist has […]

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PREGNANT DENTAL HEALTH

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 health and how does it […]

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Seven Easy Ways to Reduce Braces Pain

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 to six weeks, are necessary […]

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Laser use in dentistry

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 help of lasers or they […]

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What are Dental 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 practices offer a variety of […]

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What is an Endodontist and what do they do?

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 Greek.  All dentists are trained […]

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Baby’s First Tooth: 7 Facts Parents Should Know

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 dentist is needed before age […]

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How to Take Care of 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 job and don’t break, but […]

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5 Tips to Take Care of 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 some vital steps can you […]

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Your guide to healthy 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 have no idea that anything […]

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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 isn’t a hole through your […]

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Mouth Sores

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, the tube leading to your […]

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Tooth Pain Relief

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 pain relief. Natural remedies for […]

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8 Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Dentists.

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 don’t know what to expect. […]

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Overbites, Underbites, and Crossbites – Understanding the Difference

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 orthodontic care. Today we’ll be […]

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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 phobia to a point, 10% […]

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oral health and acne

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 = HEALTHY FACE Most people […]

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Children braces and Orthodontics

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: Bands Brackets Wires Headgear Rubber bands Retainers Clear aligners  Some kids can’t wait to get their Children’s braces, seeing them as a sign that their teen […]

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Gummy Smile An Esthetic Problem or Something More?

  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 questions, you may have a […]

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Sensitive Teeth: Common Causes and Solutions

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 suffer from sensitive teeth, learn […]

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Tooth Fairy Preparation

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. Tooth fairies have been around […]

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Facts and Tips: Dry mouth

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 physical side effects, it can […]

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

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 insurance provides, especially if you […]

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Common Orthodontic Emergencies

True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but when they do occur Murphy Orthodontics is here to help you anytime. Most problems with orthodontic appliances that occur for both adults and children can be managed using the kit that Murphy Orthodontics provides for you at the appointment where you receive your orthodontic appliance. Common Orthodontic Emergencies: When […]

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What to do for healthy teeth and gums

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. However, oral health is about more than cavities and gum disease. Research has shown that there is an association between the health of a person’s mouth and their overall health. Experts consider oral […]

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Orthognathic surgery

Frequently asked questions about orthognathic surgery What is orthognathic surgery? Orthognathic surgery is a specialist branch of oral and maxillofacial surgery and is usually part of orthodontic treatment. It involves the modification of the jaws in order to change their alignment and position to improve both the function and appearance of the mouth and sometimes […]

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