We Wouldn’t Pull Your Leg About Tooth Loss

In the United States, 20 million teeth are extracted each year. And, while the consequences of tooth loss can have devastating effects on overall health and self-esteem, fewer than 10 percent of patients seek information prior to the loss of a tooth. Whether due to fear, ignorance or lack of finances, many people wait until…

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Teeth Whitening Home or Dentist

The Best Place for Teeth Whitening — at Home or at the Dentist? Who doesn’t want a more beautiful smile? The key to achieving this goal is sometimes as simple as whitening your teeth. Whitening at home Choosing to use an over-the-counter product (usually whitening strips) with the ADA seal of approval is certainly a…

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The Aging Mouth: What is Normal, What is Not

  The natural process of aging takes its toll on your teeth and mouth just as it does your body. Here are some common oral health changes you can anticipate as you age: Enamel Wear — Chewing, cleaning and the normal aging process means your teeth will eventually wear down over time. Darker Tooth Color — Aging…

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Deciduous Teeth

Deciduous teeth are baby teeth. We’re born with two full sets of teeth and this first set is also called primary, milk or lacteal dentition. These teeth begin to erupt anytime after 6 months of age, which is commonly referred to as “teething.” Teeth normally erupt in pairs and the first that normally come in…

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Keep Waking Up With Headaches?

If the first thing you feel in the morning is a headache or pain behind your eyes or pain in your neck and shoulders, come in for a visit. What you’re experiencing could be the result of problems in your mouth. These are common symptoms of a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), which…

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Them Bones, Them Bones…

Calcium is essential for healthy bones and teeth! You’ve heard it before, but how much calcium are you actually getting? An extremely important mineral for dental and overall health, calcium aids in preventing dental problems and osteoporosis. Actually, 99 percent of the calcium found in our bodies is located in our bones and teeth! But…

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Chipped Teeth Choices

  If you have a chipped tooth, you’re not alone! In fact, chipped teeth are the most common dental injury today. But don’t let that little-known fact fool you into ignoring a chipped tooth; any type of dental trauma deserves immediate attention. A small chip may not cause you pain, but there could be damage…

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Dental Care Checklist for Infants

  See the dentist by age 1. Schedule your infant’s first dental visit by the age of 1 or after the first tooth erupts. Clean baby’s gums. Use gauze to clean your infant’s gums after feedings and at bedtime. Ideally, this should be done even before your baby’s first tooth erupts. Brush baby teeth. Once…

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