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Do I Need Dentures or Dental Implants?

Losing your teeth can be daunting, but know that there are quite a few different tooth replacement options that can suit your needs. You don’t have to live without properly eating, talking, or smiling forever! Two popular restorative options are dentures and dental implants. In this blog post, we’ll review what both of them entail […]

September Is Self-Improvement Month: 5 Tips for Better Oral Health

It’s never too late to improve your health. That goes for oral hygiene, too. With proper oral care, you can reverse the signs of tooth decay, whiten teeth, and preserve your teeth for a lifetime. Here are 5 tips for better oral health. 1. Cut Out Bad Habits If you smoke or use tobacco products, […]

Why Is My Jaw Sore When I Wake Up?

If you wake up suffering from jaw pain, you aren’t alone. An estimated 10 percent of adults wake up with tension in the jaw. Facial pain, neck tension, and headaches upon waking can be due to a number of causes. Bruxism, or chronic teeth clenching, is often the culprit. If you’re curious about why your […]

What Are the Early Warning Signs of Gum Disease?

Gum disease affects 65 million Americans, but the truth is, it is an easily preventable and treatable issue. Here are the signs and symptoms you should look out for so you can protect your oral health. What Is Gum Disease? Gum disease is a three-stage disorder caused by the abundance of dental plaque, the sticky […]

Signs You May Need Urgent Dental Care

When you think you’re experiencing a dental emergency, it’s hard to maintain your composure and stay rational in the moment. Read on to learn more about what constitutes a dental emergency and how you can handle one if the time comes. Symptoms to Look Out For 1. Injury to Your Tongue, Jaw, or Mouth It’s […]

Foods & Drinks That Cause Tooth Discoloration

Considering the increasing popularity of tooth whitening, it’s obvious that many patients are concerned about tooth discoloration, which is often caused by the foods and beverages we consume. Teeth are susceptible to staining because enamel contains microscopic pits and ridges that can absorb the pigment of certain food and drink. The good news is that […]

Earth-Friendly Dental Tips

Earth Day is April 22, and in honor of this increasingly popular holiday, we decided to curate a list of ways in which you can stay eco-friendly while still taking care of your teeth. Believe it or not, there are some simple tweaks that can truly make a difference! Conserve the resources on Earth while […]

Sleep Apnea Signs & Symptoms

The dictionary defines “apnea” as “the cessation of respiration”. Therefore, “sleep apnea” means to stop breathing while sleeping. No wonder it’s considered a serious health condition! There are many symptoms of sleep apnea, snoring being the most common. By conservative estimate, approximately 100 million Americans snore. Are you one of them? If so, you might […]

The Different Types of Human Teeth & Their Functions

Most of our patients understand the benefits of a good at-home oral hygiene routine as well as the importance of a healthy diet low in sugar and high in nutritious foods. While our patients know how to care for their oral health, not everyone knows the different kinds of teeth and the individual functions they […]

How Do Dentists Fix an Overbite/Underbite?

It’s quite common to have misaligned teeth and a bite that doesn’t line up. Sometimes your mouth can be too small for your teeth and they become overly crowded. In several cases, a person’s upper and lower jaw bones aren’t the same size or are misaligned. Whatever the underlying reason, misalignments like an overbite or […]

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