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The Importance of Baby Teeth

Many people disregard the importance of baby teeth due to their temporary nature. However, baby teeth serve some very valuable functions for children by aiding in their health and development. What are baby teeth needed for? Chewing and eating Developing proper speech Providing space in the jaw for permanent teeth that are growing under the […]

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The Benefits of a Custom Mouthguard

Protect your athlete’s winning smile with a custom made mouthguard. If your child plays a contact sport, common mouthguards cannot provide total protection from teeth and mouth injuries. The most commonly used mouthguards are those that are bought from local sporting goods stores. Although these mouthguards may provide short-term protection, they usually wear down and […]

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Top Foods that Whiten Your Teeth

Everyone desires a beautiful, pearly white smile. If your teeth need a little bit of brightening, but you want to skip out on whitening treatments, you are in luck. By making better dietary decisions, you can naturally whiten your teeth. Certain foods contain natural tooth-scrubbing properties because of their fibrous composition. Additionally, some foods help […]

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The Myths Behind Root Canals

For most people, the term “root canal” sparks fear and anxiety. If you have an infected tooth that needs saving, there is no need to fear getting a root canal. Far too many people believe the common misconceptions about root canal procedures. Modern root canals have been performed for decades, and are completely safe and […]

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When Should My Child First See a Dentist?

Many parents often ask, “At what age should I schedule my child’s first dental visit?” The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends, “First visit by first birthday.” They suggest that the best time for a child’s first dental check up is when they turn one. The idea of such early dental visits can be surprising […]

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Are You Stressed? Your Dentist Can Tell.

You know that too much stress can lead to a decline in your overall health, but severe stress can also cause problems in your teeth, jaw, mouth, and gums. Many dentists can detect signs of stress during a routine examination because of the following symptoms a patient presents: Canker Sores Canker sores are small spots […]

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How to Avoid the “Scary” Aftermath of Your Children’s Tooth Health This Halloween

While the Halloween festivities may be over, now the challenges begin with the worries about what all that sugar and candy may be doing to your children’s dental health. Since it can be difficult to keep your teeth clean from the endless bags of candy and trick-or-treating. Halloween certainly presents parents with a variety of […]

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