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How to Fix Your Teeth After Not Wearing a Retainer

Millions of Americans get braces every year. Getting braces is almost a rite of passage for many. This means that millions of Americans also know the pain of having to keep track of a retainer…
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Vaping and Periodontal Disease: What You Need to Know

It’s common knowledge that smoking or chewing tobacco is bad for your health, including your oral health. Many have turned to vaping as a healthier substitute for smoking. However, while vaping may be better than…
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What to Do About a Broken Tooth

There are many different things that can cause you to break a tooth. Sports injuries, for example, particularly in sports that involve projectiles like a hockey puck or a ball. You can also break a…
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Poor Oral Health Can Affect Cardiovascular Health

Oral health is important and not just for keeping your teeth healthy. Oral health is also connected to your overall health and the health of other systems within the body. Poor health elsewhere in the…
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Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Run?

If you’re like many people, you may notice that your teeth seem to hurt a bit more when you run. You’re not imagining things – there is actually a scientific reason for this! The most…
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What Is the Average Wisdom Tooth Recovery Time?

Getting your wisdom teeth out is a very common dental procedure. Most adults have gone through it at some point in their lives and most likely have stories about their recovery process. These can range…
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Oral Health Challenges Parkinson’s Disease Causes

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that affects the body’s nervous system. In particular, it affects the motor movements, making normal movements difficult because of tremors or stiffness caused by the disease. Because of this, there…
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What Is a Cavity and How Did I Get It?

Dental cavities are one of the most common afflictions that can affect your teeth. They can happen to anyone at any age. They’re so common that only around 8% of people have never had a…
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What You Should Know About Renewing Health Benefits

Every year, health benefits need to be renewed. It’s an opportunity to review your current health benefits and decide if it’s time to make any changes to your plan. Usually, you’re only able to renew…
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How to Stop Grinding Teeth

Grinding your teeth, also known as bruxism, clenching teeth, or gnashing your teeth, is a very common dental issue. In fact, it’s one of the most common oral conditions that dentists see. Many people do…
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How to Remove Tartar from Teeth

Tartar buildup can lead to gum disease and receding gums if it’s not removed. It can also prevent you from properly brushing your teeth. This can eventually lead to tooth decay. Therefore, it’s important to…
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What You Should Know About Using a Waterpik

Waterpiks, also called water flossers, are devices that can be a great supplement to your oral care regimen. Waterpiks generally cost between $30 and $70 and can help to remove debris that may be difficult…
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Invisalign vs. Direct-to-Consumer: Which Is Right For You?

Convenience has motivated many to consider purchasing a direct-to-consumer teeth aligner as an alternative to Invisalign. Because Invisalign is directed by a dentist and requires you to go to in-person appointments it can be seen…
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11 Dental Tips for the Holidays

The holidays are coming up and that means plenty of holiday food dishes and treats will be available. Thanksgiving is especially known for its enormous family dinner, but Christmas and Hanukkah are also major food…
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What Do Root Canals Fix?

It’s a common misconception that root canals are very painful, but in reality they’re no more painful than getting a filling replaced. Root canals are a vital part of oral health because they can help…