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7 Tips to Keep Your Smile Looking Fresh and Youthful

Turn back the clock by practicing these seven tricks for a more youthful smile.  Did you know that your teeth can say a lot about your age? Aging can have a noticeable impact on your smile, and as you get older the appearance of your teeth and gums can add years to your chronological age. 
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How to Manage Jaw Pain from TMJ Syndrome

Are you suffering from TMJ syndrome? Here’s how to get relief from jaw pain. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates 10 million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, a persistent pain in the jaw. A hinge joint, the TMJ connects your jawbone to your skull. Because of this joint’s smooth sliding
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Flossing: Why Does It Hurt?

Do you avoid flossing because it’s painful? Here’s why you shouldn’t. Dental flossing is up there with “eat your vegetables” — something we know we should do but often don’t. Yet flossing is a vital component of maintaining good oral health, and skipping it can lead to serious dental problems, like gum disease. Perhaps you

7 Telltale Signs of Gum Disease

Could you have gum disease? Here are seven telltale signs to look out for. Periodontitis, commonly known as gum disease, is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissues around your teeth. When plaque builds up on your teeth and hardens into tartar beneath the gum line, the stubborn bacteria that you can’t brush
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What Happens If You Don’t Floss?

If you’re not flossing, you’re putting your dental health at risk. Here’s what you need to know about the importance of this daily practice.  It’s no secret that lots of people hate to floss. It’s occasionally slimy, takes time out of your day, and there’s no immediate payoff like the minty fresh feeling you get

What Type of Filling is Right for You?

There are several types of dental fillings, each with its own benefits. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each. Millions of Americans get dental fillings every year, but few are familiar with the different types of fillings and their benefits. Whether you’re preparing for your first filling, or you’ve gotten several before, understanding
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5 Myths About Candy and Teeth

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about how candy affects your teeth — get all the facts straight before Halloween night. It’s that time of year again — costumes, ghouls, and jack-o-lantern buckets filled to the brim with candy. Over 600 million pounds of candy are sold in the United States each year during
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Can I Drink Alcohol After Tooth Extraction?

Getting a tooth pulled isn’t most people’s idea of a fun time. Very few people would blame you for wanting to relax with a beer after the procedure. However, if you want to have a smooth and speedy recovery, you shouldn’t go reaching for the alcohol cabinet just yet. Why is that? Keep reading as
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Can You Reverse Periodontal Disease?

Is it possible to reverse the effects of periodontitis and save your gums? Here’s what you can do to treat and manage gum disease. It’s never too early to start taking care of your gums, but can it be too late? Periodontitis, commonly known as gum disease, is a serious gum infection that damages the