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Dental Care Concerns for Seniors

Like every other part of our bodies, our mouths change as we age. As the carefree days of youth fade you may be faced with new challenges when it comes to your oral health

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Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Teeth grinding is when you clench your jaw closed & grind your teeth together, whether consciously or unconsciously. Teeth grinding is called bruxism by dentists, & it can cause damage, discomfort & pain.

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Why Teeth Cleanings Are Important

Over time, plaque (a thick, bacteria-filled film) & tartar (a hard calcium-based build-up) can build up on your teeth & eventually lead to tooth decay. While regular brushing & flossing at home can help prevent this buildup, it can’t necessarily remove it. That’s why going to your dentist for a professional cleaning is so important.

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The Facts & Mysteries of Bruxism

Bruxism is what dentists call teeth clenching & teeth grinding. The symptoms of bruxism are fairly easy to spot, as are the complications that can result from it.

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What’s the Difference Between DDS & DMD?

As dentists we know we sometimes speak a slightly different, more clinical, language than our patients. We try not to be mysterious, but sometimes what’s common knowledge to us could be confusing to our patients. One common thing that patients want to know is the meaning of the different letters you see after our names: either DDS or DMD. So what’s the difference? Is one better than the other?

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The Importance of Caring for Baby Teeth

There is nothing as charming & precious as a child’s happy smile. Unfortunately, we find that some parents & caregivers think of baby teeth (also known as milk teeth) as disposable.

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How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health

Among the many changes that women experience in their bodies when they become pregnant, changes to their oral health may be among the most surprising & perplexing.

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Great Reasons to Get Braces

Many people think of braces as a right of passage that we subject pre-teens & teens to in the midst of their most awkward years just to ensure they have a nice straight smile by the time they reach adulthood. But the truth is that braces can benefit people of all ages & not all of the reasons to get braces are aesthetic.

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Protecting Kids’ Teeth During Sports

Wearing a mouth guard during sports activities is one of the best ways to avoid injuries to your child’s teeth & emergency dental care. Mouth guards, which are made from a plastic or rubber material & fit over the top arch of teeth, not only protect your teeth, but also protect lips & cheeks from being damaged by teeth during an impact.