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Teeth 101

Do you know how many teeth you have? Do you know that you have multiple types of teeth, and that each type of tooth has a different job? Keep reading to learn more: The Four Types Of Teeth You have four kinds of teeth in your mouth, and each type of tooth has a different function. Incisors The incisors are in the front of your mouth. These 8 teeth are…

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Simple Habits That Protect Your Teeth And Your Health

There are a few simple habits that can protect your teeth and your health.  Keep reading to learn more. Brush Your Teeth After Meals It is important to brush your teeth after every meal. To make this easy, pack your toothbrush in your purse or keep one in the drawer at your desk. When you brush your teeth hold the toothbrush in 45° angle and move it in small circular…

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4 Reasons To Show Off Your Smile

Smiling has a surprising number of powerful benefits. Consider these 4 reasons to show off your smile more often: 1. Smiling Releases Endorphins That Make You Feel Better Endorphins are neurotransmitters (chemical signals from your brain) that make you feel happier and relaxed. These chemicals can improve your mood, reduce your stress level, and they can even act as painkillers. Endorphins are the same chemicals that are released when you…

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How To Pick the Right Toothbrush

How does one pick the right toothbrush? There are so many choices – electric or manual, hard bristle or soft bristle, pink or blue, SpongeBob or The Avengers? It can get a little overwhelming at times. With these tips, we can hopefully take out some of the guesswork and get you the toothbrush you need for a pristine smile! Size Matters The first thing you want to consider is the…

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How will the implant be placed?

First, the implant, which looks like a screw or cylinder, is placed into your jaw. Over the next two to six months, the implant and the bone are allowed to bond together to form an anchor for your artificial tooth. During this time, a temporary tooth replacement option can be worn over the implant site. Photo of extension attached to implantOften, a second step of the procedure is necessary to…

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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a great way for people to change the appearance of their teeth, depending on the results you are trying to achieve. For people who want to change simple things, such as the shade or shape of their teeth, porcelain veneers may be the right course of action to take. Veneers are very thin, almost wafer like covers for the front of your teeth. A very small layer…

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Replacing a Single Tooth

Often, patients find that they need to have one tooth extracted for whatever reason. It may have succumbed to decay or was broken somehow. Patients who are getting orthodontics may need to have teeth removed if their mouth is overcrowded and the room is needed to move the other teeth into a more proper position. Typically, a dentist will replace a missing tooth with an implant and a crown. The…

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How your Diet Affects your Teeth

Believe it or not, what you eat affects absolutely everything about your body. Whether it’s junk food, healthy food, sugar-free, fat-free, your body absorbs and figures out what to do with everything you put in your mouth and swallow. There are some things that are devastating to your health, especially your teeth. If you are eating all kinds of sugars and sweets and brushing your teeth after each time, you…

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Making Your Mouth Health a Priority

It’s a given that someone in your life, probably your parents, taught you the importance of brushing and flossing. They likely told you that you need a beautiful smile to be proud of. If those lessons didn’t stick and you’ve neglected your teeth, don’t lose hope. If you haven’t started already, get re-started on your oral health and hygiene! Begin by making brushing and flossing a regular routine, both in…

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Dental Pain Management at Home

When you feel a toothache coming on, it can be incredibly difficult to get anything done. Sometimes, it’s hard to think straight when you have mouth pain. When you don’t know what’s causing it, it seems to hurt more. And when ibuprofen and Tylenol aren’t easing the pain, it might be time to consult a professional to see what’s going on. Throughout history, many forms of treatment have been tried,…

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