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  • Can You Stop Teeth Grinding?

    7 September 2017

    Teeth grinding is a common dental problem that can have serious consequences. In some instances, the grinding is not noticed until the dentist points it out. If you have noticed that you grind your teeth or your dentist has expressed concern that you are doing so, here is what you need to know. Why Are You Grinding Your Teeth? Teeth grinding or clenching your teeth is sometimes the result of stress and anxiety.

  • Three Keys For Getting Braces

    18 August 2017

    In order to get the most out of your oral health, you'll need to be sure that you find a dentist that can assist you. A dentist will be able to provide you with the care that you need to straighten your teeth, make sure that they don't have gaps and that your smile looks as great as it can be. Getting a nice set of braces applied will be useful to you, so take the time to hire an oral health professional that can help you out.

  • 5 Tips For Overcoming Your Fear Of The Dentist

    1 August 2017

    For those with a fear of the dentist, a dental reminder card can feel like a death sentence. Dental phobia is surprisingly common, and has a variety of causes, but there are also plenty of strategies to help you overcome your fear. After all, your dentist really just wants to help you have healthy teeth, so getting over your fear will improve the experience for both of you and improve your dental hygiene for the long term, since many people avoid going to the dentist due to fear.

  • How To Help Get Over Your Fear Of Going To The Dentist

    10 July 2017

    If you are like a lot of people, you have a fear of going to the dentist. It might be the sounds you hear in the dental office. It might be the idea of someone poking around your teeth and gums that makes you feel uneasy. Then again, you might not know just what it is about the dentist's office that makes you feel uneasy, but you just know it is not something that you like to do.

  • Understanding The Issue Of Diastema

    26 May 2017

    If you notice that large openings sit between many of your teeth, then you have a condition called diastema. This is most common between the two front teeth. If you are concerned about the issue, then keep reading to learn why it develops and also what you can do about it. What Is Diastema? Diastema is simply the term that is used to describe large spaces between the teeth. You probably know that teeth do not sit directly against one another, and this helps to keep the teeth from hitting, rubbing or compressing against one another.

  • Signs That You Need An Urgent Dentist Appointment

    21 May 2017

    If you want to make sure that you are always going to have a great smile and that your overall health is protected, you need to know when it is time to make an emergency appointment with your dentist. This way, you will know that you are dealing with a situation that is too risky to put off until another time. To help you spot such issues, you will want to take a look through the following points.

  • The Top Causes of Swelling Near One Tooth

    11 April 2017

    If a gum near your tooth swells very large, that might be alarming. This is usually a sign that there is something very wrong with your mouth. You may be on the verge of losing a tooth or that area of your mouth might be in serious need of improved oral hygiene. Bad Oral Hygiene  When the swelling is only near one tooth, one possible problem is that you have not been brushing or flossing near that tooth well enough.

  • Craze Lines: Ugly But Easy To Deal With

    17 February 2017

    If you smiled one day and saw a long, vertical line running down one of your front teeth, do not panic. While that line could be a real crack that needs attention, it may also be a craze line, a partial crack in the tooth's enamel that doesn't go all the way through the enamel. Craze lines can look horrible, but they are harmless. You also have a number of ways to make them look better.

  • Lost A Front Tooth? Here Are Your Options For Replacing It

    13 February 2017

    Losing a front tooth, whether to an accident or to decay, can be pretty disheartening. People see the missing tooth whenever they look at you, and you see it whenever you look in the mirror -- which can really hurt your self-confidence. The best option, for many reasons, is always to replace that missing front tooth. This is good not only for your self-esteem, but also for your dental health, as leaving an empty space in your mouth can be bad for the surrounding teeth.

  • 2 Reasons To Consider Same-Day Crowns

    13 February 2017

    Whenever you need a dental crown, it is very important that you take the time to consider a same-day crown option, mostly because of the fact that a same-day crown is much more convenient than getting a traditional crown. Same-day crowns are typically offered by dentists who have decided to purchase some of the fabrication equipment necessary to create the crowns in-house rather than having to put in an order with a dental lab in order to get a crown for their patients.