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Snoring Dangers & How Your Dentist Can Help

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Snoring is a common condition that affects people of all ages. Snoring occurs when the flow of air through the nose and mouth is blocked, causing the soft tissues in the throat to vibrate against the hard palate. Many factors can contribute to snoring, including age, obesity, allergies, and a family history of snorers. While often considered an inconvenience for …

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What to Know Before Getting Dental Implants?

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According to the American College of Prosthodontists, over 36 million Americans are missing all their teeth. Many people turn to dental implants to replace missing teeth and restore their oral health, smile and confidence. Getting dental implants is important, so before opting for the surgery, ensure you understand the process. Benefits of Dental Implants Dental implants offer many benefits over …

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What Your Teeth Say About Your Heart Health

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While most people agree that maintaining good oral health is important, many fail to realize the full extent of oral health on the rest of the body. Research has found a link between poor oral health and various adverse health outcomes, particularly cardiovascular incidents like heart attacks. Explore the relationship between oral and cardiovascular health to learn what your teeth …

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How Night Guards Prevent Teeth Grinding

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Bruxism (also called tooth grinding) is a common condition that affects around 50% of children and approximately 8% of adults in the United States. While the exact cause of teeth grinding is unknown, there are several ways to treat symptoms. The most common and effective treatment for nocturnal teeth grinding is the regular use of a night guard. What is …

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Gum Disease: Stages and Treatment

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Gum disease is a progressive condition caused by plaque buildup along the gum line. This buildup leads to inflammation and infection. Almost half of adults over 30 show signs of gum disease, with nearly 10% suffering from severe gum disease. Fortunately, gum disease can be treated and reversed in the early stages. Stages of Gum Disease There are several stages …

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4 Dangerous Side Effects of Teeth Grinding on Your Oral Health

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Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a semi-voluntary function that affects up to 8% of the adult population in the United States. Excessive grinding can cause headaches, aching muscles in the jaw and face, and worn and hypersensitive teeth. If left untreated, it can cause tooth breakage and loss. Explore who is at risk of teeth grinding and the causes, and how …

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Do Women Have Different Health Needs Than Men?

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While everyone experiences oral health issues, some dental problems disproportionately affect women more than men. Women’s dental problems are primarily due to hormonal fluctuations during different life stages, including puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. These endocrinological changes can impact gum health, saliva production, and bone density. Discover some of the most common oral health issues women face and learn how …

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What to Expect When Getting Invisalign

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Invisalign offers an aesthetically pleasing way to correct mild to moderate dental issues, including crowded or crooked teeth and poor bite alignment. It provides a convenient and discreet orthodontic alternative to traditional braces for improving your smile and oral health. The Invisalign trays are made of BPA-free, transparent thermoplastic, custom-fit to your teeth. The aligners put pressure on predetermined areas …

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Bumps on Gums and What They Mean

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Bumps on your gums can be a painful problem. These bumps come in many shapes and sizes and have many causes. Most bumps on gums can be irritating but harmless; however, some bumps can be symptoms of more serious problems. It is important that you see a dentist if you discover a bump on your gum. Whether it is serious …

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe? Everything You Need to Know

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Teeth whitening is the process of removing stains from teeth to restore your natural white smile. Teeth discoloration occurs over time due to food, beverages, poor dental hygiene, and smoking. Teeth whitening is an effective solution for teeth discoloration. When done under the supervision of a dentist, teeth whitening is a safe procedure. How Does Teeth Whitening Work? Teeth whitening …