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The Benefits of Wearing a Night Guard

Grinding and clenching your teeth when you sleep can stress your jaws, damage your teeth, and wreak havoc on your long-term oral health. Wearing a night guard can help you address all of the above and more. Here’s how.

Jul 15th, 2021
Top Signs of a TMJ Disorder

Roughly 10 million people in the United States live with TMJ dysfunction, a persistent and distressing problem that can restrict jaw motion and give rise to chronic jaw, neck, and head pain. Here’s how to spot a TMJ disorder in the making.

Jun 29th, 2021
Versatile Veneers: The Perfect Cover-Up

You want people to notice your smile — not your smile flaws. If prominent gaps, crooked teeth, unsightly discoloration, or conspicuous cracks leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile, veneers can transform your smile in no time flat.

May 20th, 2021
Recognizing the Early Signs of Gum Disease

Advanced gum disease is an irreversible condition that often leads to tooth loss. But know this: The common oral health problem is also highly preventable. Learn how to recognize the signs of early gum disease so you can stop its progression.

Apr 13th, 2021
5 Tips for Adjusting to Life With Dentures

Dentures can seem a bit foreign at first, but it shouldn’t take long for you to feel comfortable and confident when you wear them. These proven strategies can help you adjust to life with dentures quickly and smoothly.

Mar 14th, 2021
Common Risk Factors of Oral Cancer

Cancer can develop in any of the tissues that make up your mouth and upper throat. Learn about the most common risk factors for oral cancer, and why routine oral cancer screenings are so important.

Feb 16th, 2021
Follow These Steps to Save Your Knocked-Out Tooth

Every year in the United States, more than 5 million people have a permanent tooth forcibly knocked from its socket due to accident or injury. Luckily, a knocked-out tooth doesn’t have to be a lost tooth — here’s how you can save it.

Jan 19th, 2021
Here’s How You Can Prevent Dry Socket

Tooth extraction surgery is relatively simple, unless your healing oral tissues succumb to “dry socket.” Here’s how the right self-care measures can help you prevent this painful complication following a routine tooth removal procedure.

Dec 15th, 2020
Noncosmetic Reasons to Replace Your Missing Tooth

A missing tooth may leave you feeling self-conscious about how you look, but that gap in your smile isn’t just cosmetic. Find out why replacing lost teeth is as much about restoring oral function and health as it is about rescuing your appearance.

Nov 13th, 2020
What to Expect When You Get Dental Implants

When it comes to finding a durable and natural-looking restoration to replace lost teeth, nothing beats dental implants. From your initial jawbone evaluation to the final placement of your new tooth, here’s what you can expect along the way.

Oct 14th, 2020
How Do I Take Care of My Bridge?

Designed to fill the gaps left by missing teeth as perfectly as natural teeth, a bridge can restore your smile and preserve your oral health for years. Learn how to take good care of your bridge and maximize its longevity.

Sep 15th, 2020
When Might I Need a Crown?

A dental crown, or cap, is designed to save a tooth that isn’t as strong or healthy as it should be above the gumline, but it isn’t so damaged below the gumline that it should be extracted. Find out what kind of dental problems it can resolve.

Aug 12th, 2020
Cosmetic Dentistry and COVID-19: What You Should Know

The coronavirus pandemic is far from over, but health care providers are slowly returning to business as usual across the nation. If you’re ready to schedule an elective cosmetic dental procedure, here’s what you should know.

Jul 27th, 2020
Why Root Canals Are Nothing to Fear

Finding out you need a root canal may make you feel apprehensive, but there’s no need to worry: Root canal therapy doesn’t cause discomfort, and it provides lasting relief while saving your tooth. Here’s what you should know.

Jun 15th, 2020
Teeth Whitening is the Quickest Way to Look Years Younger

Tooth enamel may be prone to stains and discoloration, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with a dull, lackluster smile — find out how professional in-office whitening can help you unveil your best smile in less than an hour.

May 15th, 2020