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What is a Flyer's Toothache?

What is a Flyer’s Toothache?

Did you know that WWII pilots used to complain about tooth pain that only occurred while flying? Even though this can sound odd, it is a legitimate phenomenon. In fact, it was found that tooth pain could occur as a result of rapid changes in pressure and given the name aerodontalgia, or flyer’s toothache.  At […]

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What is Dental Erosion

What is Dental Erosion?

Did you know that tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body? In fact, tooth enamel is 96% minerals, which also makes it the most mineralized substance in the human body. Specifically, enamel is composed of hydroxyapatite, which is calcium and phosphate arranged in a crystalline pattern. Both these components and their arrangement […]

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March 6th is National Dentist’s Day

National Dentist’s Day is today, March 6th. This special day serves as a way to recognize your local dentist for all the things they do to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Although you may not know the various ins and outs of dentistry, both general dentists and dental specialists perform a variety of tasks […]

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Things That Can Cause Toothaches

Persistent tooth pain can have a wide range of causes. Toothaches depend entirely on the source of the pain, and only your dentists will be able to determine what proper treatment is needed. From mild throbbing to unbearable pain, pain in your teeth requires prompt dental care. Here are some common reasons for toothaches and […]

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Things Dental X-Rays Can Find

Things Dental X-Rays Can Find

Did you know that dental x-rays are an important part of monitoring your oral health? They are so important, in fact, that dentists use them to diagnose a variety of dental conditions. While medical doctors will only ask for x-rays if they suspect a broken bone, dentists use dental x-rays to provide them with valuable […]

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How to Stop Tooth Sensitivity

How to Stop Tooth Sensitivity

According to the American Academy of General Dentistry about 40 million Americans are affected by tooth sensitivity. Are you one of these 40 million Americans with sensitive teeth who finds themselves avoiding things that are hot, cold, or sweet? Is the experience of eating an ice cream cone or sipping a cup of hot tea […]

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How Long Do Dental Fillings Take?

How Long Do Dental Fillings Take?

Almost everyone will need to have a dental cavity filled at some point during their lifetime. In fact, filling procedures are one of the most commonly performed dental procedures, with the American Dental Association estimating that 175 million fillings are performed yearly. However, if this is your first dental filling and you are taking time […]

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Why Dental Hygiene is Important

Why Dental Hygiene is Important

You may not think much of brushing and flossing your teeth. For you, maybe it is an everyday ritual to brush twice a day and floss once a day. Or perhaps you are a little more lax in your flossing routine and only floss a couple times a week. Maybe you even skip a brushing […]

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What is a Root Canal and Do I Need One?

Many patients tend to confuse the root canal and the root canal procedure because these terms often get interchanged by medical professionals and dentists. That’s because the word “root canal” refers to both parts of the tooth and the procedure to heal that part of the tooth. When talking about teeth anatomy, the root canal […]

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Bruxism: How to Stop

Bruxism: How to Stop

Did you know that stress can affect your oral health? The body responds to stress in a variety of ways. Some of these responses are beneficial and help us to address the cause of our stress, while others are more detrimental. One of these responses to stress can even damage your teeth and put your […]

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Cost to Replace Missing Teeth

How Much Does it Cost to Replace Missing Teeth?

As any dentist will tell you, replacing missing teeth is extremely important for many reasons. Not only will replacing missing teeth restore the look and function of your smile, but it will also prevent problems in the future. Nowadays, there are a variety of tooth replacement options available for you to choose from.    However, […]

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How Much Tooth is Needed for a Crown_

How Much Tooth is Needed for a Crown?

There are many reasons why one would wonder how much tooth is needed for a crown. Maybe this is not your first dental crown and you’re wondering if another crown can be safely placed. Maybe you’ve severely damaged your tooth to the point where there is barely any natural structure left. Perhaps your dentist has […]

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What Are Dentures Made Of

What are Dentures Made Of?

Many people are familiar with the concept of dentures and we may even seen them featured in various cartoons, TV shows, and movies. However, these depictions are seen as comical and may look visually exaggerated. When you are actually considering dentures, you may be wondering what dentures are made of and how they are made. […]

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5 Common Types of Dental Emergencies

5 Common Types of Dental Emergencies

When you accidentally sever your finger while cutting vegetables for dinner, you know to go to the emergency room. But what about when you bite into something and chip your tooth? Many people would still go to the emergency room for treatment. However, according to a recent article by the American Dental Association notes that […]

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5 Things Porcelain Veneers Can Fix

5 Things Porcelain Veneers Can Fix

Many people envy celebrities for their beautiful smiles. In fact, some people will even bring in pictures of celebrity smiles for cosmetic dental consultations. What many people may not realize, however, is that many celebrities have used porcelain veneers to achieve their beautiful smile. Celebrities such as Hilary Duff, Ben Affleck, and Miley Cyrus are […]

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3 Dental Prosthesis Supported by Dental Implants

3 Dental Prosthesis Supported by Dental Implants

Missing teeth can happen for a variety of reasons. They can fall out due to severe damage or decay, get knocked out in an accident, or need to be extracted to preserve your oral health. No matter what the reason for a missing tooth or teeth, it is recommended to replace the missing teeth once […]

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5 Types of Dental Crowns

5 Different Types of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, also sometimes referred to as dental caps, are a commonly used dental prosthesis to restore damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. Teeth that have damage or decay that is too severe to be restored with a dental filling or composite bonding are usually restored with dental crowns, as are teeth that have undergone root […]

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What Are Those Things In the Dentist’s Office?

Going to the dentists can be intimidating, especially when you’re surrounded by equipment that you don’t know. However, there’s very little to worry about, because much of the equipment that you’ll find in the office is designed to help you maintain, heal and clean your teeth. Most of the equipment found is used for cleaning, […]

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the four types of dental bridges

The 4 Types of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a common dental restoration used to replace missing teeth, whether they have fallen out or have been extracted due to severe decay or structural damage. The structure of a dental bridge is just as its name suggests in that it bridges over the gap left by a missing tooth. The teeth on […]

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5 types of stains removed by teeth bleaching

5 Stains Removed by Teeth Bleaching

Teeth bleaching is one of the easiest ways to improve the look of your smile without having to undergo costly or complicated cosmetic dental procedures. Teeth bleaching, also known as teeth whitening, uses a hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide whitening agent to break down the bonds of discolored molecules. Once these molecules are broken down, […]

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3 Ways Modern Dentistry Has Improved

3 Ways Modern Dentistry Has Improved

Dentistry has come a long way since its origin in ancient times. As early as 5000 BC, Sumerian texts have been found to attribute tooth decay to “tooth worms”. Later in 2600 BC, an Egyptian tomb was made for what is believed to be the first dentist. In the Middle Ages (700-1575) the official practice […]

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4 Types of Dental Cleanings

4 Types of Dental Cleanings

Do you love drinking a cold beverage on a hot summer’s day just to feel the dull sting of tooth sensitivity? Are root canals one of your favorite past times? Is it your goal to one day have a necessary tooth extraction because of severe decay? Let’s be real, no one wants these things. In […]

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The History Of the Composite Filling

The first composite filling, invented in the 1960s, gave way to a more alternative option for those looking for a filling. Compared to the traditional resin and silicate options of the time, composite fillings had improved durability that couldn’t be matched, allowing people to overcome their issues with their teeth. With improved adhesion, appearance, and […]

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5 Facts About Your General Dentist

5 Facts About Your General Dentist

How much do you know about your general dentist? Many people know they are supposed to visit the dentist at least twice a year for dental checkups and dental cleanings, however there may be things about your general dentist that you didn’t know. By learning more about your general dentist, it will quickly become evident […]

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5 Facts About Composite Fillings

Dental fillings are a common dental treatment for restoring decayed areas of the tooth. The two most commonly used dental materials for dental fillings are dental amalgam and composite resin. Recently, however, composite fillings have become more and more popular among dental patients.  There are a variety of reasons why composite fillings are becoming used […]

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5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Life

Recently, cosmetic dentistry has been growing in popularity. One reason for this growth can be attributed to the dramatic changes that cosmetic dentistry can cause long after leaving the dentist’s office. The most noticeable change of cosmetic dentistry is, of course, the aesthetics of an individual’s smile. However, the changes do not end there. Many […]

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Animals Have Amazing Teeth

Most of the time your dentist will talk your ear off about the amazing teeth that you have in your very own mouth, but did you know that there are teeth that are just as cool in the animal kingdom? Dentists really do love all kinds of teeth, and they may be full of a […]

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The 5 Best Cosmetic Dental Treatments

The 5 Best Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. This is why many people are constantly looking for ways to obtain the perfect smile. Cosmetic dentistry can restore teeth that are missing, decayed, or damaged while also improving the overall aesthetics of your smile.  There is a wide range of cosmetic dental […]

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Dental Patient Under Sedation

5 Reasons To Consider Sedation Dentistry

While your dentist and the people who work at their office probably love everything to do with dentistry, it’s a good bet that many of their patients don’t feel the same way. It’s not about the dentist or their staff, it’s the whine of a drill, feeling of powerlessness that they get in the chair, […]

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Diagram of Tooth Structure

The Anatomy Of Your Teeth

Our teeth may appear to be simple hard surfaces inside our mouths that are used to cut and grind up food. Their simple appearance is deceptive and hides an incredibly complex and important tool that our body uses not just for eating, but also for helping us speak clearly. Once you get beneath the surface, […]

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