Teeth Whitening: Brighter Smile, Brighter Life?

For many, looking good means purchasing a new outfit or trying a new hairstyle. Yet, for others, it’s having a whiter smile. Generating an immediate impact, whiter teeth also give an impression of youth, radiant health, and happiness.
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Bruxism

If you wake up with a dull headache, facial tenderness, or a sore jaw, you may be grinding your teeth at night. Medically known as Bruxism, teeth grinding, as well as clinching the jaw is usually not a cause for concern. Yet, when grinding and clinching occurs consistently, it can damage teeth.
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Dental Implants

With more than 5 million placed each year in the United States, Dental Implants are a highly effective way to restore smiles by replacing one or more teeth. Reasons for inquiring about dental implants vary from person to person.
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Your Child’s Snacking Habits: A Taste Of The Truth

All children like to snack. Often times, those little hands will be found reaching for the popular sugar-filled snack varieties. Even with good oral care at home and regular dental checkups, a child’s snacking habits have the power to sabotage all efforts at maintaining good oral health. When it comes to you child, it’s best to get a taste of the truth regarding which snacks are best for their smile.
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Orofacial Pain: What is it?

Pain involving the chewing muscles or temporomandibular (jaw) joint is often classified as Orofacial Pain. For some, it manifests through muscle spasms in the head, frequent headaches, or pain in the teeth and face. Others may experience pain in the eyes, ears, sinuses, cheeks, or the sides of the head. In essence, orofacial pain consists of a number of problems, and often varies from person to person.
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Fillings: Amalgam, Resin, or a Mix of Both?

When it comes to fillings, dental professionals and patients can choose between amalgam (silver) fillings and resin composite (tooth colored) fillings. Advances in technology show that resin-based composites are more widely used than before, but traditional means of filling teeth with amalgam remains popular.
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Caring for your Crowned Tooth

Crowns, or tooth shaped caps, are a widely used restoration by dental professionals. With the ability to fully encase the visible portion of a tooth, crowns sustain the shape and size of teeth, while improving their appearance.
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Periodontal Disease: Painless Predator

Naturally forming on teeth, plaque is a sticky bacterium that deposits itself in the mouth, and is a main contributor to Periodontal Disease (gum disease). Because gum disease does not elicit pain, you may not be aware that you have it.
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