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Can I Use Essential Oils to Relieve My TMJ Pain?

October 4, 2023

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Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are pretty important; they’re responsible for connecting your jaw to your skull, granting you an impressive range of motion and essentially allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with ease! This means that if something is affecting the functionality of these joints, your entire livelihood might be at stake. These types of issues, known as TMJ disorder (TMD), can be debilitating, causing persistent jaw pain, headaches, and discomfort. And while traditional treatments are certainly an effective means of dealing with TMD, some patients wonder if essential oils are capable of providing any sort of relief. Continue reading below to learn more!


5 Easy Tips To Help You Recover From Your Wisdom Tooth Extraction

September 12, 2023

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Grayscale x-ray image of a mouth full of teeth with the wisdom teeth colored red

Dentists always try to avoid extracting teeth, but wisdom teeth are a different story! These pearly whites erupt after our other adult teeth come in; usually when we’re between 17-21 years old. Because they can overcrowd your teeth, or become impacted or infected, often our wisdom teeth are removed entirely. The procedure itself doesn’t take long, but aftercare is super important to ensure you mend properly. Keep reading to learn 5 tips that will help you successfully recover from your wisdom teeth extraction.


Will My Dental Implants Trigger Airport Security?

August 11, 2023

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A man with dental implants walking successfully to his plane

Airports are often loud, busy, and hectic places to wade through. If you’ve had a dental implant treatment, the thought of adding a further complication to an already difficult excursion can be disheartening at best.

If you’re considering putting your trip on pause until you’ve got the situation figured out, there’s no need to worry. Continue reading to learn about how your dental implants will interact with airport security measures.


A Brief History of Teeth: Exploring the Fascinating Evolution

July 14, 2023

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A mother and daughter looking at a museum display

Through geological surveys and the brilliant work of anthropologists who study ancient human remains, we know that teeth didn’t always exist the way they do today. Ancient man had a different lifestyle and their teeth adapted to their changing environment and appetites over the course of generations.

Today, we can go to the dentist to have preventive dentistry treatments before we have problems with our teeth. Five million years ago in ancient jungles, not so much. So, what differences can we see in the jaw and teeth of early man? What does this say about where we are now? Continue reading to discover the captivating history of pearly whites.


How Media Is a Major Source of Dental Anxiety

June 12, 2023

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If you happen to fear the dentist, you’re not alone. Surprisingly, as many as 36% of US citizens share this fear of dental treatment. However, your phobia may be exacerbated by the portrayal of dentistry in films and TV, which tends to present it in a negative light. In reality, dentists are not scary, and they strive to make their treatments as comfortable as possible. To demonstrate this, continue reading to learn about how the media contributes to high levels of dental fear.


Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

May 25, 2023

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You can’t put a price on the benefits of having white teeth. Society attributes a beautiful smile to youth, confidence, and success. However, teeth come in many shades and several factors affect their color over time, like drinking a lot of coffee. There are many DIY methods said to provide noticeable results, but few are effective. Not to mention, some can damage your smile permanently. Here’s why you should skip the risks of home teeth whitening hacks. 


Causes of Yellow Teeth (And What to Do About Them)

April 8, 2023

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If you walked around and asked people what they disliked about their smile, one of the answers you’d hear most often is the color of their teeth. There are plenty of ways that people can start to see their smile become discolored, and it can sometimes be difficult to get these risk factors under control.

If you are worried about yellow teeth, here are some reasons you could develop them, and what you could do to address the issue.


Have a Missing Back Tooth? Make Replacing it a Priority!

March 18, 2023

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If you had a missing front tooth, would you replace it? Most people would certainly get the necessary treatment to complete their smile as soon as possible! Having a gapped smile can affect your confidence and everyday functioning. However, the same importance should be placed on a missing back tooth. Although it may not affect how your smile looks, it can negatively impact your oral health. Read on to learn how and the best tooth loss solution.


5 Reasons Why Dental Implants Are Worth Every Penny!

March 8, 2023

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Dental implants are the most reliable, comfortable, and long-lasting solution for missing teeth. They are often considered the gold standard in tooth-replacement options! But just like gold compared to other metals, dental implants have a higher cost than dentures or dental bridges. However, you may wonder if they really are worth the price. Here are five reasons why dentists and patients alike believe that dental implants are well worth the price in the long run.


3 Ways to Impress Your Valentine’s Day Date with a White Smile

February 8, 2023

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Having a discolored smile can make you feel self-conscious, especially when it comes to the dating scene. A stained beam can make it hard to have the confidence to go out on dates and sweep them off their feet. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, wouldn’t you love to achieve a beam that you love? Continue reading to learn about the impacts of having a white smile on your dating life as well as three ways that a beautiful beam can help you leave a lasting impression on your date.

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