General Dentistry

Don't let bruxism ruin your teeth.

Grinding Away Stress: How Bruxism Takes a Toll on Your Dental Health

Stress and Your Smile In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become a prevalent affliction among adults in the United States, significantly impacting both mental and physical well-being in a myriad of ways. Amid the hustle and bustle of daily life, the toll stress takes on our bodies can often go unnoticed, with its manifestations ranging…
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Look for the signs of gum disease.

5 Signs You Might Have Early Gum Disease and What to Do About It

Gum disease, a silent ailment affecting many, jeopardizes our oral health, often unnoticed until it’s too late. It begins subtly, with minor symptoms easily overlooked, yet early detection and treatment are necessary. Addressing gum disease early can prevent its escalation, preserving both your smile and overall well-being. What is gum disease? Gum disease, as defined…
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Stress can affect your oral health.

Mind Over Mouth: Surprising Ways Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

Keep your stress in check so it doesn’t affect your oral health. Stress can affect all parts of your life, including your oral health, if you don’t learn to manage and control your stress levels. While some describe stress as an overwhelming feeling; tension caused by physical, mental, or emotional strain; or a perceived expectation…
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Tooth fairy guide for parents.

The Magical World of the Tooth Fairy: A Fun Guide for Parents

Time to create magical memories! When you think back to your childhood, your mind just might flit to the tooth fairy. Did you know that this fairy was brought to life in a magazine in 1908? The tradition spread far and wide, creating memories for children everywhere. It’s always fun to plan how to recreate…
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Protect your teeth from bruxism.

Bruxism vs. Your Smile: How to Protect Your Teeth from Grinding and Clenching

Picture this—you’re fast asleep, but a battle is raging beneath the surface. It’s called bruxism, affecting more people than you might think. According to the Sleep Research Society, nearly 9% of the population grinds and clenches their teeth during slumber. But it’s not just a nighttime issue. In 2021, the American Dental Association revealed that…
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Stress could be causing TMJ pain.

Stress and TMJ: 5 Tips for Managing Jaw Pain in the Modern World

If you’ve ever experienced TMJ pain, you know how frustrating it can be. Your jaw helps you do many things, like speaking, eating, and swallowing, so it can disrupt your conversation or make you struggle to enjoy your delicious meal. Unfortunately, many TMJ symptoms are related to stress.  It can be challenging to understand which…
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Take steps to prevent periodontal disease.

Preventing Periodontal Disease: 5 Oral Hygiene Tips for Better Gum Care

Make gum care a regular part of your daily oral hygiene routine. According to the CDC, nearly 50% of adults over 30 have periodontal disease, and that percentage jumps to 70% in adults over 65. But did you know that periodontal disease is something you can avoid altogether? Take control of your oral health with…
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Visit your family dentist

8 Important Reasons To Visit Your Family Dentist at Least Every 6 Months

It’s been a few years … It’s not uncommon to hear that someone hasn’t visited their family dentist in a few years. Frequently, people don’t see the point in it. If their teeth don’t hurt, why bother going? But professional cleanings and evaluations are more than just thorough toothbrushing. They are major checkpoints that allow…
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Get relief from canker sores

7 Home Remedies and Prevention Tips for Canker Sores

Natural Solutions for Canker Sores Canker sores can cause irritation and pain, affecting your quality of life and making eating many types of food an ordeal. These sores affect the soft tissue inside your mouth and, while painful, typically aren’t a serious health concern. You can try some of the following 7 canker sore remedies…
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Causes of worn teeth

Why Are My Teeth Becoming So Worn Down? 4 Possible Factors

Worn teeth can affect the look of your smile and lead to oral health issues like tooth decay and increased sensitivity. However, the cause behind worn teeth isn’t always clear. Understanding these common causes of worn teeth can help you take action to protect your oral health. Should you be concerned about worn teeth? Many…
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