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5 Tips for Sleeping When You Have a Toothache

August 12, 2021

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Woman awake with toothache

You know that sleep is important for your overall health, but catching some Z’s can be quite difficult if you are dealing with a toothache that doesn’t seem to be subsiding. You know that you should call your emergency dentist first thing in the morning so you can get dental attention, but what should you do in the meantime? Continue reading to learn some tips to relieve tooth pain so you can sleep soundly until the morning rolls around.

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White Teeth Doesn’t Mean Healthy Teeth – Here’s Why!

August 5, 2021

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Stained teeth

Discoloration can happen for all sorts of different reasons, but it is still something that so many people are self-conscious about. Having white teeth is associated with being younger, more attractive, and healthier. However, the definition of healthy teeth isn’t always white teeth. This is a concept that is generally learned from advertising. Continue reading to learn why whiteness isn’t always a good way to tell whether or not a smile is in good health.

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Tips for Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

July 28, 2021

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row of colorful toothbrushes

Proper dental care involves more than just brushing and flossing. Did you know you have to keep your toothbrush clean too? You use it every day to scrub plaque and bacteria off your teeth and tongue, which means it now carries all those germs and particles. If you don’t clean it properly, it can lose its cleaning ability and fail to keep your mouth healthy. Here are a few ways you can disinfect your toothbrush to ensure it’s clean and safe to use every time!

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Should I See an Emergency Dentist for Facial Swelling?

July 13, 2021

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patient talking to emergency dentist about facial swelling

After rolling out of bed one morning, you instantly realize something feels off about your face. You run to the bathroom mirror and – oh no. Your face is swollen! Do you know what to do in this situation? Most people may start heading to the emergency room in hopes of seeking medical attention from nurses and doctors. However, it may surprise you to learn that the best course of action is to see your dentist! Here’s why you should see an emergency dentist for facial swelling and what to expect during your visit.

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How Can Foods and Beverages Stain Your Teeth?

June 30, 2021

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Person smiling with stained teeth

Have you noticed that your teeth become stained over the years? Discoloration is a natural part of getting older, but there are certain things that can cause it to progress faster. For instance, foods and beverages, like berries and wine, are known for staining if you consume them often. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about how different substances can stain your teeth and which whitening options are out there to reverse this.

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The Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

June 22, 2021

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Hand juicing lemons

No one wants to have a mouthful of discolored teeth. However, staining naturally occurs over time due to a variety of different reasons, including tobacco products, drinking pigmented beverages, and aging. You see all sorts of different hacks going around online to “help” you whiten your teeth, but the truth is that they can be more harmful than effective. Continue reading to learn about the dangers of DIY whitening as well as a safer solution.

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Signs You Might Need Dental Fillings

May 15, 2021

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Image used to show dental fillingsThe biggest threat to the health of your smile is tooth decay. Although it’s preventable, at least 92% of adults have had a cavity in a permanent tooth. Most cavities can be treated with dental fillings when found before significant damage occurs. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware they have one until it has progressed in severity. Don’t worry, here’s how you can tell if you need a tooth-colored filling to get the quick care your smile requires.

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4 Oral Hygiene Practices You Should Never Skip

May 2, 2021

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Woman’s tongue showing oral hygiene best practicesYou know you’re supposed to brush and floss your teeth daily to maintain a healthy smile, but they aren’t the only oral hygiene methods you should be using. Although you may not even be aware of them, they are crucial to preventing many common dental issues, like bad breath and tooth decay. Don’t put your smile at risk. Here are 4 additional oral hygiene best practices to commit to every day.

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The Dangers of Getting Discount Dental Implants

April 22, 2021

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Are you thinking about replacing your missing teeth? Dental implants are one of the most advanced and efficient options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. There are so many benefits, including the fact that they prevent jawbone deterioration, are long lasting, and don’t require any eating restrictions once they completely heal. However, if you opt for cheap dental implants, you could be in for some trouble. Continue reading to learn about the dangers of getting dental implants for cheap.

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How to Take Care of Your Smile After a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

April 7, 2021

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Girl after wisdom tooth extraction

Each year, about 5 million people in the United States have their wisdom teeth removed. This is because such a large percentage of people don’t have enough room in their mouth for them to erupt properly without causing issues in the mouth. No one enjoys having their teeth extracted, but you will have a much easier time if you follow your dentist’s instructions and an excellent aftercare regimen. Continue reading for some tips to aid you after wisdom tooth removal.

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