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Category: Dentist

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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How to Identify and Treat a Cracked Tooth

What are the symptoms of a cracked tooth? How do you treat it? Here’s everything you need to know. The coronavirus pandemic has changed every aspect of daily life, including our oral health. Many Americans are baking to pass the time — others may forget to floss because, understandably, it’s the last thing on their
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Alcohol’s Effects on Your Oral Health

Could your favorite cocktail be compromising your oral health? Here’s what you need to know. As the holiday season approaches, there are plenty of opportunities to (safely) gather with loved ones and celebrate good times, even if you have to do so virtually. Celebrations often come with a bubbly alcoholic beverage or two, and most
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Are You Worried About Sensitive Teeth After Whitening?

Teeth sensitivity after whitening isn’t permanent, but it can be uncomfortable. Follow these five tips to manage any post-whitening pain. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular ways to add some extra sparkle to your smile before a special event like a wedding or job interview. In just a few hours you can make
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Brushing Your Teeth in the Shower — Gross, or No Big Deal?

Is it unsanitary or just more efficient? We break down the debate about brushing your teeth while you shower. While brushing your teeth in the shower isn’t an extremely common practice, one dental health survey has found that around 4 percent of Americans maintain this habit — or between 13 and 15 million people. This
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What Causes Bad Breath?

Everyone gets bad breath from time to time, but long-lasting bad breath can indicate a serious issue. Here’s what you need to know. Morning breath, coffee breath, garlic breath — everybody suffers from bad breath from time to time. In fact, according to the Bad Breath Institute, 35 to 45 percent of people in the
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Treatment Options for Overbites and Underbites

Malocclusion — also known as overbites and underbites — can be corrected with a number of different treatments that each offer unique advantages.  Overbites, underbites, and crossbites are all variations of a condition known as malocclusion— an improper alignment of the jaws. All three are common orthodontic issues, but when left untreated, they can lead
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Can You Really Get “Mask Mouth?”

If you’re experiencing bad breath or other dental issues, your mask isn’t to blame.  To stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, most of us are following medical advice and wearing face masks in public to protect ourselves and others. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation about the efficacy and safety of masks out there.
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7 Tips for an Anxiety-Free Dental Visit

Do you dread going to the dentist? A little nervousness is normal — but don’t let your anxiety stop you from taking care of your oral health. Afraid to go to the dentist? You’re not alone. Many people feel anxious before their semi-annual dental visit. Fear of the dentist is usually rooted in a fear

How to Know If Dental Bonding Is Right for You

Dental bonding offers a long-lasting solution to cosmetically improving the appearance of chipped or discolored teeth.  Dental bonding is a procedure in cosmetic dentistry that can be a cost-effective way to regain confidence in your smile. Everybody wants to ensure their teeth look healthy and strong. For people who are self-conscious about their smile —