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Benefits of Dental Cleaning

According to the American Dental Association, the average person should visit their dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and examination. Depending on your personal oral health, there may be some variation in the frequency of suggested visits, but the benefits are the same. Let’s look at the benefits of dental cleaning. Benefits of …

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Top Foods that Stain Your Teeth

We all want to maintain a dazzling white smile, but the cards are often stacked against us. Many of the foods and drinks we enjoy every day stain our teeth. Fortunately, if you know what those foods and drinks are, you can take steps to reduce their effects in between your appointments with your cosmetic …

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Health Risks of Snoring

Occasional snoring has practically no health risks. However, chronic snoring or snoring caused by a condition like sleep apnea can be risk factors for very serious health conditions. In this guide, we aim to help you better understand your sleep disorder, the risks it is associated with, and the steps you can take to protect …

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Why Regular Dental Check-Ups Are Important

The American Dental Association recommends getting a dental check-up every six months. If you’re lucky, these visits are uneventful. You may even start to feel that they’re unnecessary because everything is fine whenever you go to see your dentist. Let’s look at why regular dental check-ups are important. Why Regular Dental Check-Ups Are Important While …

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Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Maintaining your oral health is an important part of total health, and total health comes with a wide range of physiological benefits. These benefits include a longer lifespan, increased independence in old age, and a better chance at protecting our quality of life. However, those are not the only reasons we choose to pursue healthier …

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Can a Dentist Treat Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition that disrupts normal breathing during the night. Patients with sleep apnea often snore loudly and struggle to get restful sleep. It may not sound quite so bad at first, but sleep apnea can easily cause chronic fatigue that may lead the affected person to fall asleep without warning. …

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When Should I Have a Tooth Removed?

We all hope we will never have to have an adult tooth extracted, but the truth is that it might be necessary at some point in your life. Poor oral healthcare, injury, and a whole host of health conditions can damage teeth to the point where they need to be removed. Although pain is the …

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Signs of Wisdom Teeth Pain

A study performed in Europe found that up to 80% of young people have at least one wisdom tooth impacted. That means that the tooth is not able to completely emerge from the gum line. Impaction generally results from a lack of space in the jaw, but it may also occur if your wisdom teeth …

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Can Veneers Be Whitened?

Porcelain veneers are much harder to stain than your natural enamel, but years of drinking staining beverages without proper dental hygiene will eventually cause discoloration. Can Veneers Be Whitened? Unfortunately, porcelain does not respond to traditional whitening treatments in the same way that natural enamel does, so it is not recommended that you try to …

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How to Address Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is more common than you think. In fact, research shows that 13-24% of people experience anxiety before and during dental office visits. Clearly you have nothing to be ashamed of if you count yourself among their number. However, you should be concerned if your dental anxiety is keeping you from receiving proper medical …

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