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It seems that people who get braces later in life do so because they think that a person’s smile is one of the first things others notice when meeting someone. And while this is definitely a fair assumption, the health of the mouth should also be taken into consideration when contemplating braces. Braces are beneficial… Read More »

When facing decisions regarding your oral health and options available to you if you have lost one or more teeth (or need to have a tooth removed and would like to avoid having an unsightly gap in your mouth), the two main options to choose from are dental implants and dentures. Dental implants are essentially… Read More »

Have you ever seen a child cry and scream and make a scene at the dentist? We’ve all been there. Getting a kid to go to the dentist willingly can be like pulling teeth. All puns aside, dental professionals struggle to figure out the best methods to getting kids to relax and have fun even… Read More »

The body is affected by many things, including the environment in our mouths. Studies on periodontitis (advanced gum disease) link it to other diseases of the body, and people with advanced gum disease are 40% more likely to have a chronic health condition, according to the American Dental Association. Oral bacteria which isn’t regularly cleared… Read More »

What are dental sealants? How long have they been around? Are they effective? Dental sealants are a modern marvel; they have been around since the 1970s and have a long proven track record of effectively preventing cavities in pearly whites. Brushing and flossing are the tools to keep out food particles and sticky film (plaque)… Read More »

Tooth sensitivity is the temporary pain you feel if you have tooth sensitivity and your pearly whites touch something hot or cold. This is because of exposed dentin, the layer of the tooth below the tooth enamel with microscopic tubules filled with nerve endings. Dentin is normally protected by the tooth enamel in the crown… Read More »

Our teeth and gums are essential part of your mouth, but do you ever think about your tongue? This muscle, which is typically about four-inches long, consists of two parts; the anterior (front) and the posterior (back) by the throat. Known as a muscular hydrostat, your tongue is the only muscle in your body that… Read More »

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