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Jaw Pain? What You Need to Know About TMD and How to Correct It

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If you have jaw pain, you may have a condition called TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). This condition is often erroneously called TMJ, which is short for temporormandibular joint, which is your jaw joint. Problems with your jaw, your TMJ, or the surrounding facial muscles that control your TMJ can cause TMD. Another cause of TMD is malocclusion, which is a fancy dental word for the misalignment of teeth that causes a bad bite.

15 November 2016

Why You Need To Fix Missing Teeth

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When there is a problem with one of your teeth and it needs to be removed, you may be thinking that the problem is gone once the tooth is gone. The truth is that a missing tooth causes plenty of new problems that you might not be aware of it. It's important to fix your missing tooth with a dental implant, partial denture, or dental crown for the following reasons.

27 October 2016

Taking Care Of Your Child's Teeth: Brushing, Flossing, And Healthy Eating To Promote Good Oral Health

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From the time your child is born, it's important to take care of their oral hygiene, teeth and gums. Teeth can start appearing in your child's mouth at about three months old, and this starts your need to pay attention to your child's teeth and gums. As your child grows into a toddler, you will want to teach good brushing techniques, flossing, and enhance the oral care that you provide to your child with a diet of nutritious foods that help keep their teeth and gums healthy.

11 August 2016

2 Things You May Be Doing To Incite Dental Decay

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If you have recently been incurring more dental cavities than usual, it could be due to your current habits. Here are a few things that you may be doing to incite tooth decay. Drinking Too Many Sodas Sodas can be especially corrosive to the teeth. Although the sugar content of a regular soda can help promote tooth decay by providing food for oral bacteria, the low pH of the beverage is also a problem.

11 August 2016

A Few Tips To Prevent Your Teeth From Staining

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Having a white smile is a major factor in determining your overall appearance. Yet, there are a number of sources of stains that can cause your teeth to appear dull or yellow. Sadly, there are many individuals that are not familiar with how they should combat this problem. By using the following tips, you will be better prepared for ensuring that your smile is kept in the best condition possible.

11 August 2016

4 Ways to Keep Your Breath Fresh for a Business Meeting

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If you have an upcoming business meeting, you will likely want your breath to remain fresh throughout the session. Being uncertain of whether or not your breath is offensive can cause you to be less confident during your interaction. Still, there are ways to help maintain fresh breath in a business setting. Here are a few of them. Sip on water. Even during the business meeting, there will likely be water available to you and to the people with whom you will be meeting.

11 August 2016

Yellowed Crowns:Three Things You Can Do To Make Your Dental Crowns Whiter

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If you have several old dental crowns in your mouth, you might be surprised at their current coloration. They may be slightly less yellow in appearance than your natural teeth, which makes them stand out. However, bleaching your natural teeth has a tendency to make these yellowed crowns stand out even more. To get your crowns as white as your natural teeth after a cosmetic tooth whitening procedure, here is what you can do.

27 July 2016

Dealing With Bruxism

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Bruxism, or nighttime grinding of your teeth, is a habit that can leave you with a sore jaw and a poor night's sleep. Just the sound of your grinding can also ruin your partner's ability to get a good night's rest. The worst effect of this practice is the harm it can do to your teeth. In order to protect your teeth, you need to recognize and treat the symptoms of bruxism.

26 July 2016

How to Make Dental Hygiene More Fun for Your Little One

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If your child has at least one tooth exposed, they should be brushing twice a day to keep their teeth clean, healthy, and white between dental checkups. Establishing a regimen of brushing twice a day now will help instill positive dental habits that they're likely to maintain throughout adulthood and will minimize the chance that they'll develop gum disease as they age. However, if your little one is like most kids, they probably aren't very excited about taking the time to brush their teeth regularly.

26 July 2016

Got Sleep Apnea? 5 Ways You Can Get Some Sleep

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One in 5 adults has a form of obstructive sleep apnea, which is a common disorder that causes you to have pauses in your breathing while you are sleeping. These breathing pauses may last anywhere from a few seconds to approximately a minute, and they can happen several times per hour. A result of this, people with sleep apnea experience sleepiness during the day. If you have this problem, there are many things you can do to help yourself sleep better, three of which are listed below.

7 July 2016