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Recognize temporomandibular disorder

My Jaw Hurts. What Do I Do if I Have Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)?

Could you have temporomandibular disorder (TMD)? Did you know that between 5% and 12% of the adult population suffers from jaw pain related to temporomandibular disorder (TMD)? That’s a pretty big number when you think about it. And unfortunately, jaw pain is no joke. The discomfort can be ever present, affecting your ability to eat,…
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Take care of your oral health.

The Surprising Link Between Oral Health and Mental Well-Being: 7 Things You Can Do

Have you ever thought about how you feel when you smile? Have you noticed that even a forced smile can make you feel better if you’re feeling down? It’s true. Smiles have this uncanny power to help us feel good and have the ability to make us want to smile more and more. But for…
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Affects of sleep apnea in kids.

How Sleep Apnea Affects Children: Signs to Look For and Treatment Options

What is obstructive sleep apnea, and isn’t that only a condition in older people? Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious condition where throat muscles relax and obstruct the airway during sleep. This leads the patient to jolt awake suddenly as they gasp for breath. While more common in adults, this condition can affect children,…
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No more imperfections with porcelain veneers.

Say Goodbye to Imperfections: 3 Ways Porcelain Veneers Can Help

Porcelain Veneers: The versatile cosmetic treatment option. Many people find themselves unhappy with some aspect of their smile, whether discoloration, physical damage, or gaps. Fortunately, porcelain veneers provide an effective solution for a wide range of imperfections. These custom veneers that cover the face of the tooth can present a flawless yet natural appearance.  Here’s…
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Help relieve dental anxiety in kids.

5 Helpful Tips for Dealing with Kids’ Dental Anxiety

Are you the parent of a child who is fearful about going to the dentist? If so, you are not alone. The National Library of Medicine says that 9% of kids across the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe, are afflicted with a condition called dental anxiety. Kids facing this fear may exhibit extreme reactions…
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Get a better experience with digital impressions.

Digital Impressions in Modern Dentistry: Creating a Better Patient Experience

Dental Technology in Restorative and Cosmetic Care Welcome to the cutting-edge world of digital dentistry, where precision meets patient comfort, transforming dental visits entirely. There are many examples of technological advancements that have redefined restorative and cosmetic dental care, but today we will explore the magnificent benefits of digital impressions. Say goodbye to uncomfortable traditional…
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Age well with cosmetic dentistry.

Aging Gracefully: 3 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Enhance Your Natural Beauty

Age gracefully by taking advantage of cosmetic dentistry. As years go by, your bright, white smile can start to fade. General wear and tear can cause teeth to chip, become dull, and accumulate stains. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry offers simple fixes to reverse these effects. So if you are looking to add more dazzle to your…
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You have replacement options for tooth loss.

From Tooth Loss to Tooth Replacement: 7 Options to Explore

What options do you have if you are missing a tooth? Tooth loss can take an incredible toll on your quality of life. People living with missing teeth can find themselves less willing to share their smiles and may lack self-confidence in social situations. Basic functions, such as eating and speaking, can be affected as…
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Understand inlays and onlays.

What Are Inlays and Onlays? Here’s the Inside Scoop!

Understanding Inlays and Onlays Inlays and onlays are both dental restorations often used in cosmetic dentistry to help fix a tooth that is damaged or broken. They are an excellent choice when you need something more than a filling but don’t need the full coverage of a dental crown.  Whether a dentist chooses an inlay…
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Address bedtime bottle habits.

Addressing Bedtime Bottle Habits: Five Useful Tips for Parents

Kick the Bad Bedtime Bottle Habits There’s nothing that warms the heart more than the sight of your child’s cherubic face peacefully snuggled up with a bottle, drifting off to sleep. But, while the sight may have you reaching to snap a photo, allowing your child to fall asleep with a bottle can do more…
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