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Do You Have TMJ? 8 Symptoms Not to Ignore

Although people often refer to TMJ disorder as TMJ, this abbreviation is for the joint that causes the pain—the temporomandibular joint. When this joint is causing pain or not functioning properly, the condition is known as TMJ disorder, also known as TMD or TMJD. It’s believed that around 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ pain. Although the joint in question …

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Types of Toothbrushes: Which Is Best for You?

It might seem like an inconsequential decision, but choosing the right kind of toothbrush is actually more important than most people think. With the wrong type of brush, you can cause your gums to recede, leave plaque buildup on your teeth, or erode away the enamel and cause stains.  The best way to know which toothbrush is right for you …

Woman with reddish hair tied back in a pony tail is holding her mouth in pain, likely experiencing a toothache.

Dental Emergency Do’s and Dont’s

When a dental emergency strikes, it can be hard to think clearly. You or your loved one is in pain, there might be bleeding or missing teeth—even the best of us have trouble staying calm, cool, and collected in such circumstances. We hope that when reading this article, you’re not currently dealing with an emergency situation. Read the tips carefully …

Woman Covering Mouth Due To Bad Breath

4 Tips For How to Prevent Bad Breath

If you’re human, you’ve had bad breath at some point in your life. Our patients are sometimes embarrassed to ask us about bad breath, but there’s no reason to feel that way––no one wants to have bad breath, but often the causes are out of your control. It may also be a sign of a more serious issue, which is …

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4 Common Dental Problems in Older Adults

Even when we take the best possible care of our teeth, problems start to develop as we age. This is why it’s especially important to make those biannual dental exams and cleanings well into your senior years––dentists can spot potential issues before they progress to the point of needing costly restorative care. Below are some of the most common dental …

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7 Ways to Banish Bad Breath for Good

Bad breath, scientifically called halitosis, is a problem no one wants to have. Not only is bad breath unpleasant to others and makes a negative impression, it can also be a sign of underlying oral health issues. If you want to banish bad breath and keep it away for good, you’ll need to make some changes and develop some good …

4 Tips to Protect Your Teeth As You Get Older

4 Tips to Protect Your Teeth As You Get Older

There are so many things we have to worry about as we age. While busy you’re slathering on eye cream for those pesky crow’s feet and making appointments to check your blood pressure and cholesterol, make sure you don’t forget about your teeth! Like the rest of our bodies, our teeth change as we age. Your teeth have put in …

Chronic Bad Breath?

Chronic Bad Breath? You May Need to Visit the Dentist

Halitosis, or bad breath, is extremely common but quite embarrassing. Most cases, such as “morning breath” are short-lived and easy to treat with excellent oral hygiene. For stubborn bad breath that cannot be fixed with brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, it is important to see the dentist as soon as possible. Many factors can contribute to chronic bad breath. These include: …