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Signs of a Gum Abscess

A gum abscess is a serious condition that can become dangerous without immediate medical attention.  A gum abscess is a painful, potentially dangerous condition that results from an infection. It is often accompanied by swelling, pain, and redness, but not always — an early gum abscess might simply feel like a sensitive tooth. Because gum
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Cavity Fillings in Baby Teeth — Are They Really Necessary?

If your child has a cavity in their baby teeth, you may be wondering if it’s worth the time and effort to get a filling. In most cases, the answer is yes. A common misconception parents have is that it’s not worth the time, effort, or money to fill in cavities in baby teeth because
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Should You Use an Electric Toothbrush?

Electric toothbrushes offer several benefits when compared to traditional toothbrushes. Is it time for you to make the switch? Electric toothbrush advertisements are quick to promise how they will simplify your life and benefit your oral hygiene. But the higher price of electric toothbrushes raises the question: how well do they actually work?  In fact,

7 Signs You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Knowing when to get your wisdom teeth removed is essential to both your dental health and your general health. Learn what signs to look out for. In the thousands of years since humans first developed wisdom teeth as an evolutionary response to eating raw meats, vegetables, and roots, these molars have become little more than
Break These 7 Bad Habits and Improve Your Dental Health

Break These 7 Bad Habits and Improve Your Dental Health

These seven bad habits can promote plaque, injure your teeth, and worsen your dental hygiene. Break them today to improve your dental health. You know there are ways to actively improve your dental health, but ever think about how you could worsen it accidentally? Unfortunately, there are many everyday activities that could seriously damage your
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Do Celebrity-Endorsed Teeth Whitening Products Work?

Celebrities and influencers often promote teeth whitening products on their social media platforms, but are they actually effective? It makes sense why cosmetics companies head to Instagram to advertise their latest teeth whitening products. After all, the perfect selfie isn’t complete without pearly-white teeth.  Though seemingly every Instagram influencer is showing off some at-home teeth
Why Do My Teeth Tingle?

Why Do My Teeth Tingle?

Pain isn’t the only sign that something is wrong with your teeth. A tingling sensation is also a cause for concern. When you have severe tooth pain, you immediately dial up your dentist. But what if you don’t have a toothache, but rather just a tingling sensation in your mouth? Like a toothache, that tingle
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How Can I Change the Shape of My Teeth?

Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of minimally-invasive procedures to boost your confidence and change the shape of your teeth.  Your smile is often the first thing people see when they meet you, and it’s important to make a good impression. But if you have teeth that are unusually shaped, you may feel self-conscious about your
What Are Tooth Piercings and Are They Safe?

What Are Tooth Piercings and Are They Safe?

Today, piercings are a popular form of self-expression. But tooth piercings — like all forms of piercings — are accompanied by potential complications and risks. For thousands of years, people have been getting body modifications. Historically, body piercings have been associated with rituals, beauty, and wealth. Today, they are a popular form of self-expression, and
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How Often Should You Switch Your Toothbrush?

Replacing your toothbrush every three to four months is an important step in your dental hygiene routine that’s often overlooked.  The basics of dental hygiene are pretty easy to remember. Most of us know that we should brush our teeth twice a day, floss once daily, and visit the dentist at least twice a year.