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November 15, 2022

Recently, Phillips has updated its recall for millions of CPAP devices...

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October 15, 2022

If you have ever been diagnosed with TMJ, you know that the pain can be debilitating. It can make it hard to eat, sleep, and even talk. So, it's no wonder that people suffering from TMJ want to know if there is any way to make the pain go away.

The short answer is that TMJ can go away on its own, but it often takes a while, and there is no guarantee that it will never come back. However, there are things that you can do to help...

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September 15, 2022

Woman holding Invisalign aligners

Invisalign® is an orthodontic option that utilizes clear plastic aligners to move teeth into their optimal position. Suitable for common malocclusions, Invisalign can address:

  • Overbite: Upper teeth that extend well over the lower teeth
  • Underbite: Lower teeth that extend well over the upper teeth
  • Crossbite: Upper and lower teeth...
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August 17, 2022

Man pointing at bright smile

Porcelain is stain-resistant. Dental veneers can, therefore, retain their bright white brilliance for several years at a time. Resistant does not mean “proof,” however. Unless you take care to prevent staining, veneers will inevitably become dingy over time.

What Stains Dental Veneers?

Porcelain veneers can be stained through repeated exposure to:...

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July 15, 2022

Woman holding up three fingers and smiling

Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of your teeth where they serve as the new visual surface of your smile. Sized and shaped to fit your smile perfectly, dental veneers are also shaded to the exact color of surrounding teeth, allowing for a seamless transition from restoration to natural enamel.

Porcelain veneers can be...

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June 02, 2022

LGBTQIA+ Heart

Transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) individuals face higher rates of oral health concerns such as gum disease, tooth infection, and oral cancer according to a study published in BMC Oral Health. According to the study, TGNC individuals may be more likely to engage in behaviors such as tobacco and alcohol use, both of which increase risks for infection and disease exponentially. Commonly marginalized, TGNC adults are also less likely to...

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May 05, 2022

Dingy, stained, and discolored teeth are a distraction. They are also one of the easiest things to correct, often responding well to topical treatments such as teeth whitening.

How to Whiten Teeth

Topical stains are the most common reason for tooth discoloration. You can help prevent the issue by reducing your intake of dark foods and beverages or using a straw to consume things like coffee, tea, and wine. You can help remove surface stains by brushing after every meal and snack.

When daily maintenance fails to prevent all stains, teeth whitening becomes...

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April 04, 2022

Oral Cancer Awareness Month Ribbon

Oral cancer is responsible for around 13,500 deaths in the United States every year. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly one person every hour dies from this disease. Approximately 54,000 adults in the U.S. are diagnosed with oral cancer yearly. Of these, only 57% will still be alive in five years.

Over half of all oral cancer diagnoses involve men. According to Cancer.Org, this translates to an average of 38,800...

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March 16, 2022

Woman Undergoing Dental Treatment While Sedated

Dental sedation is a safe and effective way to address discomforts including dental phobia, increased anxiety or discomfort surrounding dental visits, and more. Sedation may also be a good fit for people who have sensitive teeth, a high tolerance for numbing medications, or an overactive gag reflex. It’s good for people with TMJ or those whose jaws may become sore during longer treatments, and can even be useful for...

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February 14, 2022

Woman using hands to make a "heart" shape over her heart

February is American Heart Month, an effort on part of the American Heart Association to raise awareness of heart disease, its risk factors and prevention, and research for its cure. This makes it a great month to consider the ways your oral health impacts the health of your heart – and to take steps to make sure you are doing everything possible to keep your mouth and body at peak health.

While...

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