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  • Dental Mistakes That Teens Can Make

    Oftentimes teenagers might think they are invincible, which makes them prime candidates to pick up bad habits. Some of these bad habits and actions can affect your teen's dental health. Here are five things that your teen might be inadvertently doing to harm his or her teeth. 1. Using Teeth as Tools Teenage boys especially might use their teeth to open plastic bags and even bottles. While this might be a cool party trick, it can wear down enamel and lead to chipping.
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  • How To Know You Are Grinding Your Teeth In Your Sleep

    Some people go a long time grinding their teeth without being aware of it. It may not be until they start experiencing severe symptoms that they are able to put two and two together and realize what they are doing. If you grind your teeth, you want to realize it as soon as possible. This way, you can get help from your dentist to stop before you permanently damage your teeth.
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  • Three Ways to Protect Your Tooth Enamel

    Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. That sounds impressive, but as we all know, if you don't take good care of your teeth, your enamel can erode and painful cavities can form. Worse still is the fact that if you are doing the right things in the wrong way, you can actually damage your tooth enamel.  Don't Brush Too Hard If your teeth are really dirty, then you should scrub really hard to get your teeth clean, right?
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  • Three Eating/Drinking Habits That Help You Avoid Teeth Stains

    You've probably already heard that certain foods and beverages -- like candies, coffee, and wine -- can cause stains on your teeth if you consume them often. While it's best to avoid stain-causing fruit and beverages when you can, you can minimize the potential for stains when you consume them by adopting a few habits. The following three habits will allow you to consume some of your favorite stain-causing foods and drinks without detracting from the appearance of your smile: 
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  • 3 Ways To Help Your Little One Not Fear The Dentist

    For many adults and children alike, the thought of going to the dentist scares them. Instead of embracing the visit, they tend to run away from it in fear. While it is natural to be scared of different things in life, a visit with the dentist doesn't have to be one of them. To help calm your child's fears, there are a few simple tips and tricks you can use from an early age.
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  • A Cosmetic Dentist Can Help Rebuild A Cleft Palate

    If you were born with an average mouth, you have probably run your tongue over the top of your mouth many times. You may have felt the bone and tissue that makes up the roof of your mouth. That is your palate. When you were a fetus, your development filled that area in. However, it doesn't work like that all the time. When it doesn't, the person is left with a cleft palate.
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  • How A Dentist Does A Root Canal

    Root canals are a common procedure used to try and save a decayed and/or an infected tooth. The procedure removes the nerve and pulp from inside a tooth to prevent further decay and infection that could cause serious problems in your mouth, face, and neck. Fortunately, the nerve and pulp isn't really necessary once the tooth has fully developed, and removing the nerve and pulp isn't a big problem for most adults.
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  • Dental Care During Pregnancy

    When you are pregnant, your mouth requires extra special care. There are many problems that you may face with your teeth and gums during pregnancy that you would not face at other times. Because of this it is especially important that your treat your mouth with the utmost care and rev up your dental care while pregnant. One of the main reasons for the changes in your oral care is due to hormonal changes.
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  • Pain Or Discomfort In Your Jaw? 4 Signs That It Might Be TMJ Disorder

    If you're having trouble with your jaw, you should visit your dentist. The problem might be TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint is responsible for your jaw movement. Problems with that joint can cause severe pain. It can also cause a myriad of other complications, including problems with chewing. Here are some of the symptoms that are often associated with TMJ. If you have any of these symptoms, you should discuss them with your dentist.
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  • The Pros And Cons Of Composite Fillings

    Composite fillings, also called tooth-colored fillings, allow you to repair a decayed tooth or one that is damaged. This is one of many dental filling materials available, and one of the most popular. Before you decide on this type of dental filling, it helps to know more about the benefits and drawbacks. Here are the pros and cons of composite fillings. Pro: They Are Tooth-Colored One of the best benefits of getting composite fillings is that they are tooth-colored.
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