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The lingering pain from a tight jaw often causes discomfort in other parts of your body like your head, neck, ears, teeth, or face. The pain may also oscillate between throbbing, aching, or severe. Typically, a tight jaw is a culprit of a jaw joint that suddenly locks, clicking noises in your jaw, or a limited range of motion when you try to open your mouth. Tightness in your jaw is not something you should ignore. In many cases, there are at-home remedies to reduce the pain and preventative mea...
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Do you ever wonder if you have bad breath? Are you self-conscious because you know your breath isn’t as fresh as it should be? Here are 8 things you can do to keep your breath fresh and your mouth clean.
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You’ve made your list and checked it twice. You’ve thought of everyone and chosen the perfect gift for your friends, family, and coworkers. But what about yourself? Maybe you’ve snagged your favorite chocolate bar to stow in your stocking, but we’re here to give you a few gift ideas for your teeth. That’s right, your teeth! They are often overlooked but very important to your overall health, so why not remember them this Christmas? Your gift to your teeth includes foods to avoid and foods t...
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You might have rescheduled your dentist appointment, but you don’t have to wait until your next visit to ensure you’re taking great care of your teeth and gums. We want everyone to have a positive experience when we see you in person, so here’s an oral care check-list for every member of your family.
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As we take a look at what worked last year--and what didn’t--it’s almost second nature to establish resolutions that will set us up to be more successful at work, more present in our homes, and overall, healthier. We determine that this will be the year we finally eat right or exercise daily. We resolve to wake up earlier, be kinder to ourselves and others. But have you considered the value of resolving to take care of your teeth? Don’t bring bad habits into this new decade. Instead, set a go...
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We all know the benefits of regular and consistent brushing and flossing. Plaque produces acid that causes cavities, damages tooth enamel, and may even lead to gum disease. Brushing and flossing keep our teeth healthy by removing sugar and food particles that team up with bacteria to cause plaque.
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When should I schedule my child’s first visit to the dentist? Does my 3-year-old need to floss? How can I make sure my kids have healthy teeth? As parents, it’s hard to know just how much dental care your kids need. You know you want to prevent cavities, but what’s the best way to accomplish that? Here are some guidelines and tips to help you help them!
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As you get your child’s costume ready and make a plan for fall festivals and trick-or-treating, you know they are already thinking about the candy that comes with Halloween. Can you blame them? There’s something almost magical about coming home and dumping all of the candy out on the kitchen table. You watch as they sort through each piece, finding their favorites, the ones they need to hide from their siblings, the ones they willingly offer up for a trade. But it’s important to monitor the a...
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Successful athletes have discipline, drive, and determination that propels them toward the top. Whether you’re a professional athlete or your child is just starting to play on a little league team, it’s important to be disciplined in oral hygiene and determined to do whatever it takes to keep your mouth healthy. Here are three ways athletes can take care of their teeth.
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Chewing gum is not a new development or even a new habit. Researchers have found evidence of humans chewing tree sap before anything was manufactured. Today, chewing gum is made up of synthetic materials that you may believe is bad for your teeth. According to the American Dental Association, choosing the right kind of gum may go a long way to protect your teeth and help fight cavities. Before you snag your next pack of gum, understand what to look for and learn why chewing a stick of gum can be...
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