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You Can Get a More Proportionate Smile with Gum Contouring

Do you think you might show a bit too much of your gum line when you smile? Well, you’re far from alone. Every year many patients choose gum contouring to achieve a more proportionate smile. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is safe, effective, and could be the right choice for you to improve your smile. What…
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Adult orthodontics is in style

Adult Orthodontic Treatment: No One Is Too Old to Smile Big!

Adult Orthodontics Treatment Braces aren’t just for kids or teens! Orthodontic care is an essential field of dental care that helps people of all ages achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. You’re never too old to straighten your smile and reap the rewards of wearing braces or clear aligners. If you’re an adult…
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Orthodontic care FAQ

Why Do I Need a Retainer? And 6 Other Orthodontic FAQs

Answers to Your Braces-Related Questions Whether you’re currently wearing braces, have a child that might need braces, or you’re an adult considering straightening your smile, chances are you have some questions on your mind. Orthodontic care is very popular, but it’s also a form of dentistry that can feel a bit overwhelming when you don’t…
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Replace lost teeth with dental implants

The New Way to Replace Teeth: Dental Implants

Though they have gained popularity in recent years, dental implants have been around longer than you might realize. Back in 1952, an orthopedic surgeon tried fusing a titanium cylinder with the femur bone of a rabbit as part of a study on bone healing and regeneration. He believed that this type of fusion could be…
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Implant-supported dentures can give you back your confidence

Get Back the Confidence You Had Before You Lost Your Teeth

Losing your teeth can be a life-changing experience, and not in a good way. Missing teeth can affect the aesthetics of your face, not to mention your smile. It can also make it difficult for you to chew, and even to speak properly.  But perhaps worst of all, losing your teeth can have dire consequences…
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How to gently stop your child's thumb sucking habit

The Tooth Doc’s Top Tips for Stopping a Child’s Thumb-Sucking Habits

Is thumb-sucking all that bad? If you’re reading this, your child probably still sucks their thumb. And maybe you’re concerned because they’re developing pacifier teeth or you’re aware of how they may fare socially, especially as they start school. We are born with a strong, healthy sucking reflex. Babies need this to survive. And sucking…
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Dental anxiety doesn't have to keep you away from the dentist

How Can I Get Over My Fear of Going to the Dentist?

You can overcome your dental anxiety. Going to the dentist twice a year is just one of those things we need to do as adults. Taking care of our teeth and oral health is essential to our overall health. Unfortunately, for some adults, the idea of going to the dentist creates anxiety.  Dental anxiety is…
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Space maintainers can help your child's teeth

How Space Maintainers Can Help Prevent the Need for Orthodontics

Early Orthodontic Care with Space Maintainers Baby teeth will eventually fall out, but what happens when a baby tooth is lost before it was naturally shed? Injuries from an accidental fall or roughhousing with a friend can result in a baby tooth being knocked out before it was ready to leave. Unlike adult teeth, baby…
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Sleep apnea is more than a bad night

The Hidden Dangers of Sleep Apnea

A good night’s rest? Not with sleep apnea. At a certain time of night, many of us go to bed to get some sleep without a second thought, but in reality, some of us stop breathing in our sleep up to hundreds of times per night and have no clue. How does this happen, and…
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Does your child need interceptive orthodontics

Concerned About Your Child’s Bite? Learn About Interceptive Orthodontics

Getting braces can seem like a right of passage or coming of age occurrence for pre-adolescents and teenagers. And kids can need braces or orthodontics for various reasons, including crooked, overlapping, overcrowded teeth, or malocclusion. However, with interceptive orthodontics, parents can help get their kids ahead of the game, lessening the length of treatment that…
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The Tooth Doc gives patient-centered orthodontics

What Does a Patient-Centered Approach to Orthodontics Look Like?

When we go to the doctor, we want to ensure they listen to us and take our needs and concerns seriously. It’s no different when going to the dentist, especially when discussing orthodontics. And for this reason, the concept of a patient-centered approach to orthodontics has become increasingly commonplace. For a good cause, too, as…
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Oral appliance and how it can help

Treat Your Airway Obstructions With Oral Appliance Therapy

What are the benefits of oral appliance therapy in sleep apnea treatment? How do you sleep at night? Are you among the lucky few who can fall asleep as soon as their head hits the pillow? Or does it take a couple of duvet tosses and pillow punches to get you in the “right” position?…
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