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Porcelain vs Metal Crowns

Whenever you have some serious damage to a tooth, your dentist may recommend a crown. A crown is a “cap” that is placed over the tooth in question and serves to protect that tooth as well as fill in the gaps in your mouth and look good at the same time. Traditionally, crowns have been…

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Symptoms & Treatments of TMJ Dysfunction

The Basics of TMJ For those that have suffered through the agony of an aching jaw and issues with jaw mobility, you may have come across the term TMJ dysfunction. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint and is so-named because it connects the bones of your skull (temporal bones) to your jaw, and provides movement for…

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Causes of Tooth Pain

Dental problems can be one of the most frustrating health concerns we run into. There is often anxiety around oral health, resulting in people putting off going to the dentist for as long as possible. While this perception is slowly changing, there can still be moments of stress and fear when it comes to your…

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Is Chewing Gum Good for Your Teeth?

Oral care is one of the biggest health and self-care items that people focus on. We all want bright, white smiles and straight teeth. Fortunately, most people know what it takes to achieve good oral health. It requires brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, using mouthwash and getting bi-annual checkups. People also know to…

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Use Dental Benefits Before You Lose Them

As an adult, the new year brings a lot of considerations we just didn’t have as kids. One of those considerations is insurance benefits and premiums. Whether your insurance is provided through your employer or an exchange provided by the Affordable Care Act, these plans run on a yearly cycle. Most plans follow the calendar…

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What to Consider When Choosing a Toothpaste

One of the problems with dental care is finding the right information for your needs and separating fact from fiction. With so many choices out there in terms of products, advice and care, half the battle is finding out what works for you and your family.  These choices even affect the simplest things like brushing…

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