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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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Keeping Kids Teeth Safe This Summer

Summertime is almost here! With school out and kids home for the summer, families often find themselves in a totally different routine than they do during the school year. While mixing things up can certainly be a welcome change, and every kid loves being out of school, the change in routine during summer can potentially harm kids’ oral health.

To help keeps your kids’ teeth safe and...
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Should I Visit a General Dentist or a Cosmetic Dentist?

Within the world of dentistry, there are many different kinds of specialists. Two of the most common are general dentists and cosmetic dentists. But how do you know which of these two types of dentists to choose when you need a procedure performed?

A large portion of your decision is based on exactly what type of procedure you need to be done, so let’s take a look at each of these types of...
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