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Is Chewing Gum Bad or Good for Your Teeth?

Do you always carry gum? You’re not alone. Chewing gum is a common habit, but it’s important to know what’s in your favorite gum — and whether or not it could be harming your oral health. Learn if chewing gum is bad or good for your teeth here.
Feb 2nd, 2024
How (and Why) to Floss Better

How (and Why) to Floss Better

Do you floss regularly? Do you use the right technique? Flossing correctly is one of the most important things you can do for your oral and whole-body health. Read to learn more. 
Jan 18th, 2024
When to See Your Dentist About a Toothache

When to See Your Dentist About a Toothache

Is a toothache just annoying, or is it serious? Sometimes it’s hard to decide when you need to call the dentist and when you can let something resolve on its own. Read the following brief explanation of what causes toothaches and what to do about them.
Dec 12th, 2023
3 Reasons to Invest in Professional Teeth Whitening

3 Reasons to Invest in Professional Teeth Whitening

You’re considering professional teeth whitening to brighten your smile, but you wonder if a store-bought solution might be more cost effective. Here’s why professional teeth whitening is an investment that more than pays off.
Nov 3rd, 2023
Why Does My Jaw Always Pop?

Why Does My Jaw Always Pop?

When you open your mouth to yawn or chew, your jaw pops. Whether it hurts or not (sometimes it does), the sensation disturbs you. Are jaws supposed to pop like that? Do other people’s jaws pop? Jaws shouldn’t pop. Here’s why yours might.
Oct 9th, 2023
Important Benefits of a Dental Crown

Important Benefits of a Dental Crown

If you’re looking at dental crowns for a tooth restoration option, you should know they come with several benefits. Keep reading to learn what they are.
Sep 1st, 2023
Why Do Teeth Lose Their Whiteness?

Why Do Teeth Lose Their Whiteness?

Do you see photos of yourself and wonder what happened to your teeth? Perhaps your smile doesn’t seem as bright as it once did. Here are some reasons your teeth may not be as white as they once were.
Aug 1st, 2023
Four Facts You Didn’t Know About Wisdom Teeth

Four Facts You Didn’t Know About Wisdom Teeth

If your wisdom teeth need to come out, you probably have questions. Why do you have them in the first place? Why do they need to be removed? Wisdom teeth are a vestige from our past. If you’re struggling with wisdom teeth, here’s what you need to know.
Jul 6th, 2023
5 Signs You May Need a Root Canal

5 Signs You May Need a Root Canal

Root canals have a reputation for being painful. They do not generally live up to that reputation, however — and more importantly, they are often the best way to save a tooth.
Jun 1st, 2023
Headaches and TMJ: How Are They Connected?

Headaches and TMJ: How Are They Connected?

Lots of things can cause headaches, and jaw problems is one of them. Your temporomandibular joint can cause headaches and other facial pain. Here’s what you can do about it.
May 1st, 2023
At What Age Should You Get Braces?

At What Age Should You Get Braces?

Braces have long been a popular orthodontic treatment for individuals looking to straighten their teeth and achieve a more beautiful smile. However, braces offer more than just aesthetic benefits. But at what age should you get them?
Apr 1st, 2023
5 Common Myths About Adult Tooth Loss — Debunked

5 Common Myths About Adult Tooth Loss — Debunked

Tooth loss can kill your confidence, but it’s more common than you may think. About half of all American adults are missing at least one tooth. Find out what myths could prevent you from getting the dental care you deserve.
Mar 8th, 2023
What’s Considered a Dental Emergency?

What’s Considered a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies are common, but not all dental issues need emergency care. A knocked-out tooth and severe tooth pain are considered dental emergencies. Learn how to spot the signs that you need dental care right away.
Feb 8th, 2023
How to Get White Teeth

How to Get White Teeth

Do your yellow or stained teeth make you feel self-conscious when you open your mouth? There’s a treatment for that! Learn all about teeth whitening and how it can transform your smile.
Nov 1st, 2022
6 Surprising Health Problems Caused by Nocturnal Teeth Grinding

6 Surprising Health Problems Caused by Nocturnal Teeth Grinding

If you grind your teeth at night, chances are you don’t know you have the problem unless someone in your household notices. That means you can’t connect the dots between teeth grinding and other health problems. Read on to learn what to watch for.
Oct 1st, 2022
How to Help Your Child Prepare for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Does the mere suggestion of seeing a dentist make your child anxious? Find out how pediatric dentists deal with dental anxiety and what role you play in making your child more comfortable when they’re facing wisdom tooth removal.
Sep 1st, 2022
What to Do When You Knock Out a Tooth

What to Do When You Knock Out a Tooth

First, don’t panic. You can save a knocked-out tooth, but you need to act quickly. Click here to learn what you can do when you knock out a tooth.
Aug 1st, 2022
Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Bi-Annual Dental Cleanings

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Bi-Annual Dental Cleanings

Having biannual dental cleanings is the best way to protect your teeth and gums. In addition to brightening your smile, these visits allow your dentist to diagnose problems before complications arise and permanent damage occurs.
Jun 1st, 2022
What You Need to Know About Removing Your Wisdom Teeth

What You Need to Know About Removing Your Wisdom Teeth

Your upcoming summer break may mean fun in the sun, but it’s also the perfect time to deal with your wisdom teeth once and for all. While no one looks forward to having a tooth pulled, we can keep you comfortable every step of the way.
May 1st, 2022
Ways to Prevent Getting a Cavity

Ways to Prevent Getting a Cavity

Working to prevent cavities can help you avoid tooth decay and also help you avoid early tooth loss. Read on to learn what you can do to help keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free.
Apr 1st, 2022
Why is TMJ more common in women?

Why is TMJ more common in women?

Suffering from TMJ leads to chronic headaches, insomnia, neck and back pain, dizziness, and more. As research on this disorder continues, one thing is clear: women are far more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ. Why is that? Read more here to find out.
Mar 1st, 2022
When to See a Dentist About a Toothache

When to See a Dentist About a Toothache

Minor pain is part of life, and you usually know what caused it and can soldier through until it passes. But a toothache is different. Is it infected? Broken? When should you grin and bear it, and when should you seek help? Let’s find out.
Feb 1st, 2022
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

For centuries, dentures offered the only way to replace lost teeth. Dental implants have upped the game, offering a permanent, versatile, and long-lasting alternative to plates and bridges.
Jan 1st, 2022
Cavities and Kids — The Importance of Stopping Decay

Cavities and Kids — The Importance of Stopping Decay

When kids get tooth decay, the process that happens when tooth enamel breaks down, they can get cavities and face other health consequences. Here’s why it’s important to stop tooth decay in children, and what you can do to help.
Dec 1st, 2021
A Smile Makeover: What You Can Expect

A Smile Makeover: What You Can Expect

A smile makeover completely repairs and restores your smile. Read on to learn more about all the ways that a smile makeover could benefit you.
Oct 4th, 2021
Why Dental Implants Have Such a High Satisfaction

Why Dental Implants Have Such a High Satisfaction

If you’re one of the 178 million men or women in the United States missing at least one tooth, you should consider dental implants. With high satisfaction rates, implants provide a permanent, natural-looking result.
Sep 1st, 2021

What to Expect After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth extraction can be scary, especially if it’s your first oral procedure. Use this blog as a guide to what to expect after getting your final adult molars removed.
Aug 1st, 2021

When a Toothache Is Cause for Concern

Almost everyone has a toothache from time to time. The causes may vary, but there are situations when your toothache is cause for concern. Learn more about the causes of toothaches and when you should see a dentist.
Jun 11th, 2021

6 Tips for Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

Looking for a way to help save yourself (and your wallet) from the pain of tooth and gum disease? Find out how you can help protect your smile by establishing healthy habits that last a lifetime. Read on to learn more.
Apr 1st, 2021

Noncosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers

While veneers can help cosmetically, they can also help in noncosmetic ways. Read on to learn how veneers can fix a number of dental issues besides giving you a great smile.
Mar 1st, 2021

How to Prevent Dry Sockets

Dry socket can be a painful complication of a tooth extraction. Learn how to care for your gums after oral surgery to prevent an infection and dry socket pain.
Feb 15th, 2021

Common Causes of TMJ

Chronic jaw pain and recurrent headaches are common side effects of TMJ. Learn how TMJ affects your oral health and what you can do to ease your jaw pain without invasive surgery.
Dec 11th, 2020

Busting These 5 My About Traditional Braces

Forget what you may have heard about traditional braces. We’re busting some of the most common myths about metal braces to help you make the best choice in orthodontic treatments to improve your smile.
Nov 11th, 2020

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

Are you having a dental emergency? It’s important to know, because sometimes emergency dental care results in a better outcome than waiting, even if the situation seems manageable. Here’s how to know if it’s an emergency or not.
Aug 7th, 2020

Dental Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know

The global pandemic can make seemingly simple decisions more difficult to make. Should you seek care for a dental problem? What about regular cleanings? Find your answers here.
Jul 21st, 2020

Should Everyone Have Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Does it seem like everyone you know has had their wisdom teeth removed? The procedure isn’t always necessary. This post explains why so many people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted, as well as what you can expect if you have the procedure.
Jun 22nd, 2020

Keep Your Newly Whitened Teeth Bright for Longer

Getting your teeth professionally whitened is the best way to reduce the appearance of stains and discoloration on your teeth. You want to do everything you can to make that improvement last as long as possible.
May 22nd, 2020

Root Canals Aren’t as Bad as You’ve Heard

When you have a bad, persistent toothache, you may get to the point where all you want is for that tooth to be gone. But, you may be able to get rid of the pain and keep the tooth with a root canal.
Mar 31st, 2020