Benefits of Saving a Tooth Rather Than Removing It

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The teeth are important features of your mouth, and they are intended to last for a lifetime. However, teeth often become damaged due to decay, infection, trauma, or injury to the mouth that leaves them susceptible to loss. Many years ago, if a tooth was damaged the only option was to remove it from the … Read More

Dental Phobia

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Visiting the dentist on a regular basis is one of the most important things that you can do for your entire health. The health of your mouth is a huge indication of your overall health; therefore, making your oral health a priority is necessary for living a health life. However, millions of people in America … Read More

Help! My Front Tooth Was Knocked Out

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Unless you’re a small child, losing a tooth isn’t typically a welcome experience. If your tooth loss involves one of the front teeth, it can be especially traumatizing. As dental professionals, we acknowledge the importance of all teeth, as each one plays a role in your ability to chew, speak and maintain proper oral health. … Read More

Root Canals: Misunderstood

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Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but it is not invincible. Trauma, decay, and injury can all cause teeth to become damaged or infected. While permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are many times in life when this will not occur and the teeth will need intervention. Teeth … Read More

Why Are Baby Teeth So Important?

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Baby teeth are more than just cute little teeth inside a child’s mouth, they are important features of a baby’s mouth and greatly influence many areas of development. The most chronic childhood disease is dental caries, or cavities, which is caused by the breakdown of tooth enamel. While it is unfortunate that cavities are common … Read More

Coconut Oil Pulling

For centuries, the coconut tree has been called the “tree of life.” Virtually every part of the tree can be used or consumed. Coconut oil pulling is an ancient therapy that has been around for over 2,000 years. While it is gaining popular traction now as a “fad” for whitening the teeth, it is actually … Read More

What is TMD/TMJ?

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Do any of these sound familiar to you? Frequent headaches Pain or soreness in the jaw Pain in the face, neck, or shoulders Clenching teeth Popping or clicking sound in the jaw when you chew Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) Stuffy or congested ears If one or more of the previous symptoms were familiar with … Read More

Caring For Your Child’s Teeth

Parents have many responsibilities, and taking care of their child’s teeth until the child is old enough to do it properly is one of these sole responsibilities. Many parents are unaware of how early they should begin oral care at home, and they are often shocked to learn that their child has a cavity at … Read More