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How Do I Convince My Teen to Go to the Dentist?

Raising kids is hard. But as any parent of teens will tell you, raising teenagers is especially difficult! It’s already hard enough to convince them to do their chores and homework, much less care about their oral health. According to … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Oral cancer, sometimes referred to as mouth cancer, refers to cancerous cells that develop in any part of the mouth. This includes the lips, cheeks, tongue, gums, and the roof and floor of the mouth. According to the nonprofit Oral … Continue reading

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Why You Grind Your Teeth and How to Stop

If you wake up with a headache accompanied by pain in or around your mouth, you could be grinding your teeth at night. Bruxism is the involuntary and habitual clenching or grinding of your teeth in your sleep, and it’s … Continue reading

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Do You Have Trouble Eating Due to a Broken Tooth?

The holidays are just around the corner, and you know what that means — plenty of food to be cooked and eaten! But, if you’ve been dealing with a broken or decaying tooth, then eating may have become cumbersome to … Continue reading

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Snoring Children and Sleep Apnea

A snoring child seems hardly a cause for concern. Maybe you think that it could just be the way their head is positioned, so you just try changing their pillow or moving their head to see if that makes a … Continue reading

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How a Smile Can Enhance Your Love Life?

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” — Mother Teresa We smile a lot throughout the day, often not even noticing when or why we do. It costs nothing to … Continue reading

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Do You Have Trouble Sleeping? Your Dentist Can Help!

If you’re not getting enough sleep despite your best efforts to live a healthy life, then it’s time to call your dentist. Sleep apnea (or obstructive sleep apnea / OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) is estimated to affect … Continue reading

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Gum Disease Can Adversely Affect Your Quality of Life

A smile is a powerful thing! It costs very little to do and yet can yield a lot of positive outcomes, like more friendships, better job prospects, and a happier life in general. There are many documented studies all around … Continue reading

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What to Do When You Have a Cracked Tooth?

A fractured tooth is never fun. The pain that comes with a crack in your tooth can range depending on the kind of tooth fracture it is, but it’s still a very uncomfortable experience. There are many ways a patient … Continue reading

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How to Make Caring For Teeth Fun for Kids?

One of greatest challenges of parenting is teaching your children good habits. Most of the time, kids resist learning them because they’re “necessary,” meaning they “aren’t fun.” And well, who can blame them? Sometimes being remedial just seems like a … Continue reading

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