Category Archives: Preventative Dentistry

Have a Teeth Grinding Habit? Take These Steps

According to the American Sleep Association, teeth grinding (or bruxism) affects 10% of Americans adults and as many as 15% of American children. While this oral habit can occur during any time of day, nocturnal teeth grinding is considered the … Continue reading

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Are Your Sleeping Habits Sabotaging Your Smile?

Sleep is an important part of your health. It is a chance for your body to rest and rebuild itself in countless ways. However, the way you sleep, or the habits you engage in subconsciously while you sleep, can end … Continue reading

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Kids Can Get Gum Disease, Too!

Gum disease is a serious oral health condition. It involves infected tissues that can destroy your teeth’s supporting structures and even impact your overall health. Gum disease, however, is not restricted to the adult population. While kids are not likely … Continue reading

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Why You Need a Full-Service Dentist

The most standard and common type of dental treatment is a preventive checkup for your teeth every six months. This includes a professional cleaning, evaluation of your gum health, x-rays and other preventive services. However, few of us are lucky … Continue reading

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Athletic Mouthguards: Custom Vs. Store-Bought

When it comes to dental-related injuries and contact sports, the statistics are staggering. While mouthguards were once only used for boxing or football, they are now increasingly popular in other contact sports such as basketball, lacrosse and more. If your … Continue reading

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Dental Care for the Aging Adult

Taking care of your teeth and gums is important at every stage of life, whether you are a child or senior adult. However, there are unique sets of challenges you’ll face at every age. When it comes to the older … Continue reading

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FAQs About Dental X Rays

Getting dental x-rays is an important component of your preventive dental care plan. Dental imaging has come a long way in past decades. Instead of traditional x-ray film, most modern dental offices offer digital imaging, which is more comfortable, safer … Continue reading

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Ear Infection or TMD?

Ear infections are more common in kids than adults. However, if you’re experiencing ear pain in your later years, you may understandably assume it is caused by an ear infection. While this could certainly be the case, your pain may … Continue reading

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Treat Your Headaches Without Drugs

Are you constantly relying on ibuprofen or other OTC pain relievers to get through the day? Chronic headaches can be a major disruption to your agenda, and they can certainly jeopardize your quality of life. If you are tired of … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Toothbrush

Brushing is essential if you want optimal oral health. However, just picking up any toothbrush and dragging it across your teeth isn’t enough. It is also important to have the right toothbrush and use it correctly. If not, you may … Continue reading

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