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Are You Stressing Out Your Smile?

For the average American adult, stress is commonplace. We pack our schedules, overcommit ourselves and ultimately end up pushing ahead instead of slowing down. While you may be well aware of how stress can affect your body, you may be less informed about how it impacts your mouth. Stress can actually wreak havoc on your teeth, your jaw and the overall condition of your oral health.
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Coffee and Your Smile

While that cup of coffee certainly helps you to smile more easily in the mornings, what is it actually doing to your teeth and gums? Avid coffee drinkers are probably well aware of its staining properties. However, beyond aesthetics, coffee may not be all that bad for your smile. In fact, research studies report that caffeinated coffee offers many oral health benefits, including less plaque and bacteria as well as the potential to fight oral cancer.
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5 Root Canal Myths Debunked

Have you been told you need a root canal? If you are deeply afraid or reconsidering the procedure, you are likely believing some common myths about root canal therapy. Unfortunately, many patients have been led astray and misinformed when it comes to this endodontic treatment. In fact, the mere mention of the words “root canal” causes a lot of patients to wince in fear.
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Composite Fillings – A Win-Win Solution

Choosing a dentist that offers composite fillings can mean significant benefits towards your smile. These types of fillings are made of composite resin material, a durable plastic and glass mixture that naturally blends with the color of your smile. Unlike metal or amalgam filling material, composite resin can be used to restore both the function and aesthetics of your smile. Here’s a closer look at this win-win solution.
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Help For Dental Phobia

Research indicates that as much as 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist due to anxiety and fear. That means that dental phobia, a very real condition, is plaguing about 30 million to 40 million people in the United States. It is common for these sufferers to endure gum infections, dental pain, damaged teeth or an unattractive smile because the thought of visiting the dentist triggers so much fear and anxiety.
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Is Brushing Fun or Burdensome In Your House?

As a parent, we know you have a lot of responsibilities. When it comes to getting your child to brush his or her teeth, the task can be daunting. However, there are some things you can do (with a little effort) to ensure your child’s oral hygiene routine is fun instead of a burden. Remember that by making dental care positive and rewarding for your child at a young age, you will foster strong dental habits in the future and help them avoid disruptive complications. A healthy mouth is a healthier body and better life!
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3 Reasons To Secure Your Dentures With Implants

Restoring your smile after missing teeth is a big decision. Fortunately, when it comes to tooth replacement, there are countless options available. If you are replacing a complete row of teeth (the top, bottom or both), you’ll need to consider dentures.
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Daily Headaches? Talk To Your Dentist

Do you wake up each morning with a tension headache? Does your jaw pop or get stiff? You may be suffering from TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. TMJ disorders can often be the culprit behind disruptive migraines or recurring headaches.
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