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How Can I Stop Grinding My Teeth?

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, occurs when someone clenches or grinds their teeth excessively. Its exact cause is unknown, but it’s most commonly linked to things like stress, sleep apnea, trauma, breathing issues, and more.…

What to Do If my Tooth Is Chipped

ooth chipping can be a pain, but there are solutions if it’s addressed by a professional. At first, there may be significant pain involved or even bleeding.

What Causes a Toothache?

Toothaches can be caused by a number of things, including decay, infection, grinding of teeth, fractures, or abscesses. It will result in symptoms such as an aching jaw, increased tooth sensitivity, fever, mouth tenderness, and…

Why Are My Gums Receding?

Do you wonder why you’re gums are receding? Here are some of the reasons gums recede.
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Do Whitening Strips Work?

Teeth whitening is a $3.2 billion dollar industry. Bright, white smiles are desired by the great majority, leaving the average person scrambling for an easy solution. But even though whitening strips are advertised as the…
What to Do About Toothaches During Pregnancy

What to Do About Toothaches During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is hard enough as it is — toothaches and other dental issues are just the cherries on top. It’s common to experience toothaches, sensitive gums, or oral bleeding during pregnancy; so common that some…

Why Do I Fear the Dentist?

Are you afraid of the dentist? Many people are, although they tend to judge themselves for it. The Cleveland Clinic recognizes dentophobia as the fear of dentists and states that about 36% of people fear…

How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?

The average person should have two cleanings a year, one every six months. But, 42% of Americans stated they do not see their dentists as often as they would like to, falling below at least…

Why E-Cigarettes Are Bad for Your Teeth

Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes or mods, are often used as an aid in quitting smoking. E-cigarettes are considered by many to be a safer alternative to smoking, but the truth is that there have…
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Can I Be Sedated for Teeth Cleanings?

Sedation is an option for dental procedures that can help alleviate anxiety and make difficult treatments easier for the patient.With dentophobia (the fear of dentists) affecting well over six million Americans, the rise of sedation…

What Is the Ideal Age for Braces?

Although there are plenty of adults who straighten their teeth, getting braces is often seen as a rite of passage for children and adolescents. But what, exactly, is the best age to get braces? Is…

When Are the Best Times to Brush Your Teeth?

It’s recommended that you brush your teeth twice a day for optimal oral health. However, how frequently you do it isn’t the only factor you need to keep in mind. When you brush your teeth…
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Can You Heal a Cavity Naturally at Home?

As with many other topics in life, discussions can get rather confusing without shared and agreed-upon definitions. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case in the conversation about whether or not you can heal a…