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7 Gum Graft Surgery Recovery Tips

7 Gum Graft Surgery Recovery Tips

A receding gum line can be caused by genetics, aging, long periods of improper brushing, or gum disease. Unfortunately, gum recession is not limited to those with natural teeth; if you have dental implants, All-on-4 implants, or dentures and you’re not religious with your dental hygiene, it can affect you, too. The fastest and most successful way to combat a receding gum…

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5 Ways to Relieve Tooth Sensitivity

5 Ways to Relieve Tooth Sensitivity

If you feel pain when eating hot, cold, or acidic foods, or even when breathing cold air, you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity occurs as the protective layer of enamel around your tooth gets thinner or erodes completely, exposing your tooth’s inner layers. Because these layers are not as hard as enamel, you feel the changes in temperature or acidity intensely….

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The Latest Trends In Cosmetic Dentistry

The Latest Trends In Cosmetic Dentistry

The demand for cosmetic dentistry continues to increase as the cost of dental implants, dental veneers, cosmetic teeth whitening, and other periodontal procedures decreases. New advancements in oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry allow patients more options to achieve their best smile. According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), patients are increasingly using these options to boost…

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How to Cure a Toothache

How to Cure a Toothache

Large numbers of Americans suffer from toothaches and other serious dental hygiene issues. If you’re experiencing pain, read on to learn about what may be causing it and what you can do to alleviate it. What Causes a Toothache? Whether it’s the dull and throbbing or the sharp, stabbing kind, the pain from a toothache is no joke. Toothaches are typically caused…

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How to Deal with Teeth Grinding

How to Deal with Teeth Grinding

Whether you have dental implants, dentures, All-on-4 implants, or a natural set, teeth grinding is a common condition that affects 30 to 40 million adults and children in the United States. Medically known as bruxism, teeth grinding can leave you with sore teeth and gums, swelling in the lower jaw, and ultimately long-term pain your face. Symptoms of Teeth Grinding For most,…

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Treat the Causes of Bad Breath

Treat the Causes of Bad Breath

Halitosis, the medical term for bad breath, can be a symptom of gingivitis. Your lifestyle, choice of food, and your dental health are all factors that cause bad breath. An estimated 25% of the global population suffers from chronic halitosis. Unfortunately for them, it doesn’t go away with normal brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. It can even affect you if you…

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How to Properly Brush and Floss Your Teeth

How to Properly Brush and Floss Your Teeth

An important part of your dental health is to brush and floss your teeth or dental implants. Though you may do so, you may be surprised to find that you’re not doing it properly. For instance, did you know you should brush at least twice in a day and floss at least once a day, even if you have dental implants or…

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What You Need To Know About Having A Tooth Pulled

What You Need To Know About Having A Tooth Pulled

So you made the smart choice and visited your dentist immediately after feeling the first pangs of pain from a toothache. After a quick and easy examination, your dentist decided the best course of action was tooth extraction (tooth removal). Just the thought of a dental extraction procedure conjures up feelings of pain and discomfort for most people. But don’t worry, we’re…

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10 Common Causes of Receding Gums and How to Treat Them

10 Common Causes of Receding Gums and How to Treat Them

Receding gums are a symptom of gum disease. This happens when the gums begin to pull away from your teeth, dental implants, or denture making them look longer than normal. Receding gums can eventually expose tooth roots and lead to tooth loss, loose dentures, or weakened dental implants. Although not dangerous if diagnosed and treated early, receding gums have been tied to…

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How Gum Disease Is Linked to Other Health Issues

How Gum Disease Is Linked to Other Health Issues

Most of us simply focus on our teeth when we think of dental hygiene. But as we age, we also need to focus on the importance of preventing gum disease. Nearly 14% of Americans age 35 to 44 have some form of gum disease. The percentage increases to 25% for adults age 65 or older, so it’s important to visit your dentist…

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