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What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that is actually pretty common. When someone has gingivitis, their gingiva — the sections of gums at the base of your teeth — become inflamed, swollen, and irritated. 
When your mouth is healthy, your gums should be firm, have a pale pink color, and fit tightly around your teeth. If you have gingivitis, your gums will: 

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When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

First, what are wisdom teeth? And why do they even exist?

Wisdom teeth are molars that appear for most people when they are a young adult. Historically, human jaws were much larger than they are today. Likely because of dietary changes, our jaws have become smaller — too small for an extra set of molars. 

It’s become standard practice to surgically remove wisdom teeth, a...
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Caring for Orthodontics

Everyone probably knows it’s crucial to brush your teeth twice a day. With braces and clear aligners, cleaning your teeth becomes even more important...and complicated. To keep your teeth healthy and avoid plaque and bacteria development, you not only need to clean your teeth more than twice a day, but there are also extra steps you should take to keep your braces and aligners clean.

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Do I need to get a nightguard?

Do you have a habit of clenching or grinding your teeth? Do you experience regular headaches and jaw pain? Do your teeth and mouth hurt when you eat or drink something hot? If so, you may be suffering from a condition called bruxism.

What is bruxism?

You may have bruxism if you excessively grind, clench, or gnash your teeth, either when you are asleep or unconsciously when you are...


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Preparing for Oral Surgery

Oral surgery usually refers to any surgical procedure that has to do with the mouth, teeth, gums, or jaw. It’s performed when tooth or jaw corrections are needed that go beyond the expertise of a general dentist. For example, if your wisdom teeth are impacted, you may need to see an oral surgeon.

Additional types of oral surgeries may include:
  • Gum grafts
  • Tooth implants
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Proper Flossing Techniques

While brushing your teeth at least twice a day is an important part of any oral healthcare routine, flossing is just as important! It’s not the most pleasant activity, and it can be difficult to get the hang of at first, but it’s one of the best ways you can be an active participant in keeping your teeth healthy and helping to cut down on cavities. Check below to learn the best way to floss...
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