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Could Migraine Headaches Be Caused By Dental Issues?

Headaches can be caused by a myriad of issues, but chronic migraines are the sign of a bigger problem. If you go to your family practitioner or urgent care, you may be prescribed something to deal with the tension headaches. … Continue reading

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How to Make Oral Health a Priority for 2019

The turn of the year is the perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months and make resolutions on how to make the coming new year even better! But as we all know, New Year’s Resolutions don’t always stick, … Continue reading

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Why You Might Need to See a Dentist Before Elective Surgery

If you’ve ever had to prepare for a planned surgery, your doctor may have asked you to see your dentist first to get a Dental Clearance Letter to ensure that your teeth are in good condition before the day of … Continue reading

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Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Holiday Season by Monitoring These Foods

We’re in the middle of holiday season already, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t stop to think about your oral health. However, we understand that this may not be the time you want to devote to thinking about health. … Continue reading

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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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