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Can you benefit from a night guard?

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Do you awaken with a sore jaw or experience unexplained earaches or headaches? You may unknowingly grind your teeth, a condition known as bruxism. Many people grind their teeth or clench their jaw as a reaction to stress, sometimes during the day, but more often at night. Since most grinding happens at night most patients are unaware they grind until signs or symptoms begin to arise. Left untreated, bruxism is extremely damaging to natural teeth and restorations, can cause facial pain, ringing in the ears, and can compromise proper jaw alignment. Grinding can also affect your appearance over time. The teeth are part of the substructure that holds facial characteristics ...

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Struggling in Your Career? Maybe It's Your Dental Health...

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The dictionary defines success as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” There’s a lot that goes into accomplishing personal or professional goals, including the ability to engage confidently with others.

If you have the skills, experience, and qualifications, and you’re still struggling, you may want to consider how the appearance of your teeth is affecting your efforts.

A recent study conducted on behalf of the American Dental Association showed that 33 percent of young adults aged 18 to 34 don’t feel comfortable smiling because of dental issues. It was also reported that 28 percent believe an unhealthy smile has a negative impact on their ability to interview successfully for a ...

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The 3 Steps of a Smile Makeover

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A smile makeover can mean different things to different people. For you, a few touchup procedures like professional whitening or dental bonding will do the trick. Others may need to add some restorative procedures like crowns or require the benefits of porcelain veneers and minor orthodontics.

But makeovers all have three steps in common.

Step 1: Get Ready

It can be exciting to think about a sparkling new smile, but the first step in any smile makeover journey is to make sure your teeth are healthy. For one thing, healthy teeth just look more attractive, and when your underlying oral health is good, you have the foundation for a smile that’s as healthy ...

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The Power of a Smile

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 A smile can say and do so much for a person.  It can exude confidence, minimize a person’s age, make a person more approachable, and even give a brief storyline of a patient’s life.  It’s not just Hollywood or movie stars who are making efforts to put their best smile forward.  People from all walks of life are using aesthetic dentistry to give them the smile they’ve always wanted and never thought they could have. 

You Have Cosmetic Options

Suttle changes to enhance your smile include whitening and/or replacing silver fillings.  Whitening can be done either at home or in the office and in as little as 2 hours.  Changing your silver ...

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3 Ways a More Attractive Smile Can Improve Your Quality of Life

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It can be a burden to live with a smile that makes you feel self-conscious about your appearance. A beautiful smile conveys genuine warmth and emotion, but if you are hiding your smile, those around you aren't getting to see the real you. Your friends or business associates may start to see you as being unfriendly or unhappy, which is not at all the message you want to send!

In recent years, we have seen some remarkable advances in dental materials, technology, and techniques that make it possible for almost anyone to achieve their dream smile. Whether you have a few chipped teeth or need a complete smile makeover, a ...

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Before You Take That Next Drink, You Should Know the Effect of Alcohol on Dental Health

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Recently, the British Dental Journal published the results of a study dealing with the impact that alcohol has on our oral health. The study concluded that there are indeed numerous areas where alcohol consumption can affect your oral health, including bad breath, periodontal disease, dental staining, and oral cancer.

How Alcohol Impacts Your Oral Health

  • Bad breath: While more research needs to be done in this area, it was found that there’s a significant relationship between bad breath (halitosis) and alcohol consumption. Bad breath is often attributed to dry mouth, inadequate oral hygiene, and an increased risk for gum disease.
  • Periodontal disease: Current evidence suggests that consuming alcohol is a risk factor for ...

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When You Need Straighter Teeth Sooner

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You put up with crooked teeth your whole adult life, and you limped along okay, even though your teeth often hurt and you felt self-conscious. But you just learned you have a major presentation at your company’s next annual sales conference, and you decide it’s finally time to fix your smile.

Consider Invisalign Orthodontics

If you are looking for a short-term adult orthodontic solution that can get your smile where you want it to be as quickly as possible, you may need to look no further than Invisalign. Many patients who are interested in straightening their teeth are excited to learn that Invisalign can help them achieve their smile goals, often ...

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