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The Fantastic History of Dental Floss

January 8, 2024

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Floss spelling "floss" on blue background

In today’s world, dental floss is considered an essential tool to prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease. It allows you to clear bacteria, plaque buildup, and tartar from around your teeth and below your gumline. You may be surprised to learn that although humans have been aware of the benefits of cleaning between their teeth since prehistoric times, only about 12 percent of current adults in America do so daily.

Keep reading if you’re curious to know more about the history of dental floss and how it came to be a fundamental part of your at-home oral care regimen!


Inclusive Injections: Why Does My Dentist Offer BOTOX?

December 12, 2023

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Woman getting Botox injected into her eyebrow

It may come as a surprise to learn that your dentist can offer BOTOX treatments, but it’s not as unusual as it seems. Many dentists become licensed to administer this treatment to address dental issues like TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, migraines, and other concerns. While it does have a functional purpose, BOTOX is also widely used cosmetically to boost people’s appearance. Millions of Americans every year turn to this unique treatment to smooth out facial wrinkles and restore a more youthful visage. Though it’s a relatively common procedure in our current culture, it didn’t start that way. Keep reading to learn more about the origins of BOTOX and how it became the popular treatment it is today!


Help! My Dental Bridge Fell Out and I Don’t Know What to Do

November 7, 2023

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Close up of someone holding a dental bridge between their thumb and forefinger

Dental bridges are a fantastic way to replace missing teeth and can last a decade or more with the right care. If you expected yours to last for several more years, it may come as quite a shock if it has fallen out. You probably have plenty of questions like what caused it or what you should do. If you’ve found yourself in this predicament, keep reading to learn more!


The Right Color for the Right Crown: How Dentists Color-Match Dental Crowns

October 13, 2023

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Dentist smiles

A dental crown is used to restore a compromised tooth to its original shape and function, but to blend in completely, they have to be color-matched to the patient’s natural teeth. Modern crowns can be so indistinguishable from the rest of the smile that some people might wonder how dentists can get them to be just the right shade. Here’s everything you need to know about how a dentist can make your crown fit in with the rest of your pearly whites.


Protect Your Lightening! Avoid These Foods After Teeth Whitening

September 13, 2023

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Woman smiles

Do you feel like your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be? Teeth whitening from your dentist can remove stains and discoloration from years of use, leaving your teeth up to ten shades whiter. Since the work will be done by a dental professional, the results will be superior to those of any whitening product you can buy at the store without any risk of injury due to user error or low quality. Immediately after your teeth are whitened, your teeth will be temporarily vulnerable to staining, so here are some foods to avoid for a little while after the procedure.


Can a Dental Implant Replace a Front Tooth?

August 9, 2023

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An older person with a beautiful smile

Dental implants are a fairly common method of replacing teeth, but when you hear them mentioned it’s typically in the context of molars. The bite strength that they offer makes them very good for grinding up food, especially when compared to dentures or bridges.

However, this may lead you to wonder whether it’s even possible to replace your front teeth with a dental implant. Here’s what you should know about that prospect.


How Much Mouthwash Do I Need To Use?

June 7, 2023

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closeup of mouthwash being poured

When considering how best to take care of your teeth on a daily basis, there are a few things to consider. Brushing and flossing are critically important, but mouthwash is a pretty underappreciated part of keeping your teeth in good condition.

If you’re wondering how much mouthwash to use, or anything else about how to use it, here’s a guide that may potentially help you.


How Can BOTOX Help Ease TMJ Pain?

May 17, 2023

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a person receiving BOTOX in their jaw

Severe jaw pain, headaches, and facial aches as a result of TMJ disorder can have an immense impact on your day-to-day life, making basic tasks like focusing on work difficult. While other TMJ treatments provide relief over time by addressing the underlying cause of your condition, BOTOX offers near-immediate, temporary relief. Read on to learn how BOTOX can help treat symptoms of TMJD and provide you with the comfort you’ve been seeking.


Causes of Yellow Teeth and How to Address Them

April 16, 2023

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Before and after teeth whiteningA bright smile is associated with youth, confidence, and success. Unfortunately, not everyone has white teeth. They come in a variety of shades and tones naturally, and they change color over time. While there are many OTC whitening products on the market, they cannot treat stains because they don’t contain any professional-grade whitening agents. Not to mention, not all stains respond to teeth whitening. Here’s what causes yellow teeth and how you can get the vibrant smile you want.


Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost?

March 26, 2023

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Digital model of a dental implant500,000 people every year are choosing dental implants to replace their missing teeth as an alternative to traditional methods. You’ve probably heard about their benefits, but they are associated with a hefty price tag. Contrary to any rumors, they are affordable for all budgets and are the most cost-effective long-term. Here are 5 reasons dental implants are worth every penny.


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