What a Grind!

​ A lot of health problems can be attributed to stress. In fact, stress-related health issues have become so prevalent that the American Psychological Association has committed a lot of resources into studying it. Although teeth grinding can be caused by various things, including broken or missing teeth, misaligned bites and sleep disorders, it's w...
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A Deep Cleaning?

​ So, your dentist has just recommended a deep teeth cleaning procedure for you. You're freaked out and already contemplating whether you actually need it. Even if you think you don't, you most likely really do. Let's shed a little more light on this procedure. Deep Teeth Cleaning: What Is It? This procedure is often referred to as gum therapy. It ...
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7 Surprising Reasons For Practicing Good Oral Hygiene

​ Brushing your teeth properly and regularly is essential for a healthy and happy smile. It's pretty clear there are plenty of benefits to proper oral care, but there are a lot of little-known and unexpected reasons why oral care is so important. Read on to learn more about the wide range of benefits you get from taking excellent care of your mouth...
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TMJ Disorder: Are Women More Susceptible?

​ Over the years, research has supported the idea that women are at a higher risk of developing the painful symptoms of temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, disorder in comparison to men. New research suggests that misalignment of the temporomandibular joint could be linked to hormones, and this is what could be making women more susceptible. Here are ...
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Are Dental Implants Safe? A Brief Look at Safety and Risks

So, you're considering dental implants? The thought of getting something inserted into your jawbone could worry anybody. But how worried should you actually be about getting dental implants? Are dental implants safe? Even if they are, to what extent can their safety be guaranteed? We'll explore this and more in this blog. Are Dental Implants Safe o...
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Baking Soda Teeth Whitening: Yea or Nay?

​ A lot has been said about the potency of baking soda as an effective teeth-whitening product. Lots of folks go all in on DIY home teeth whitening without restraints. Most of these people end up learning the bitter truth the hard way. Professional teeth whitening offers better results and is a lot safer and healthier compared to baking soda teeth ...
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Dry Mouth in the Morning? Causes & Home Remedies

​ Waking up every morning with a mouth as dry as sandpaper can be quite frustrating. The good news is, this is something you can fix relatively easily. Read on to learn more about the various causes as well as home remedies for dry mouth so you can feel great every morning. What Causes Dry Mouth in the Morning? Dry mouth is usually a symptom of one...
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No, It's Not Optional!

​ After wearing braces, diligently taking care of your teeth and going to all your appointments for adjustments, it can be a struggle to accept that you still need to wear a retainer after the braces come off. Sometimes, it helps to understand just why something is necessary in order to find a more positive outlook on the situation. Why it Matters ...
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Tips for the Perfect Holiday Pictures

​ It seems like the holidays are the most popular time of the year for photos. Everything from family photos, couple photos and even selfies abound this time of year. Maybe it's because everyone is in a festive mood, or maybe it's because everyone comes from near and far to spend the holidays together. Whatever your reason, photos last forever, so ...
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The Best-Kept Secret About Snoring

​ Everyone hates snoring. The person snoring in their sleep hates it because they never truly get the rest they need, and the person trying to live with someone who snores especially hates it because they get no sleep! In some cases, the snoring may be so loud that moving to another room doesn't even help. Snoring can cause such a rift in relations...
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Flossing Through History

Do you love learning about the history of people, places and products? If so, you might be interested in learning about where and when dental floss became an essential part of our everyday dental hygiene routines. Did you know that the American Dental Association says that up to 80 percent of plaque in your mouth can be eliminated simply through da...
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What Does Oral Health Have to Do with Blood Pressure?

​ If it seems like you're reading more these days about different health conditions that can be traced back to oral health in some way, you are! More and more research is being conducted to support the importance of maintaining your oral health in order to properly maintain your overall health. If you suffer from high blood pressure, your gums coul...
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Sometimes Less Is More

​ When it comes to antibiotics, less is more. Countless research has been done studying the effects of antibiotics both short term and long term, and we know that the use of these medications is tremendously useful, even lifesaving at times. But we also know all good things should be used in moderation. A study done on the effects of the very popul...
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Dreaming of a White Christmas?

​ The holiday season is here, and Christmas is just around the corner. That means family photos, holiday parties, work functions and more! Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable ways to dramatically improve your smile in just one visit. Treat yourself to a professional one-hour whitening treatment this season and smile brighter and whiter th...
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November Is National Diabetes Month: What Does That Mean for Oral Health?

​ November is National Diabetes Month - did you know that around 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes? That's almost 10 percent of the population. And every year 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed. Experts estimate that as many as 8 million people are living with diabetes and are completely unaware. Diabetes affects blood sugar levels and can...
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TMJD Patients: What Not to Eat

​ If you suffer from a TMJ disorder, you know the pain that can occur on a bad day when your jaw is feeling extra sore or your head and ears are aching. It's important to understand which foods can trigger this flareup of pain and which foods are safer to eat when you want to control symptoms as much as possible. It may seem obvious, but many of us...
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Why Spit Matters

​ You probably don't spend a whole lot of time thinking about spit, or saliva. Unless, that is, you have experienced dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, or excessive saliva production. Although most people don't really notice or think about it unless something goes wrong, saliva is critical for digestion and helps maintain oral health. That's why ...
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Find Out Why Some People Actually Love Going to the Dentist

​ It may seem like everyone hates going to the dentist thanks to television shows and movies consistently portraying visits to the dentist as horrifying experiences. While some people genuinely do dislike going to the dentist out of fear or anxiety, there are actually many people who love their twice-a-year professional cleanings and checkups! A re...
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Toothpaste Pills Are Now a Thing

​ Have you heard of toothpaste pills or tablets? In an effort to become more environmentally friendly, several companies have begun producing toothpaste in tablet or pill form, eliminating the waste from plastic tubes and incorporating more natural ingredients. Some are designed to be chewed, while others direct users to use a wet toothbrush to act...
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Does a Better Smile = a Better Career?

​ A study done last year by the American Dental Association found that 28 percent of those surveyed between the ages of 18 and 34 felt that the appearance of their teeth and mouth undermined their ability to interview for a job. So, does a better smile mean better chances at a successful career? We think so! Here's why: Better First Impressions Fir...
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