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Can Bad Teeth Kill You?

Can Bad Teeth Kill You?

by Stephanie Meadows
Some people feel like genetics have cursed them with teeth more susceptible to infection and bacteria, and this might be true in some cases. Some, on the other hand, have been blessed with far more resilient teeth than others. If the former has affected you and you weren’t born with the best set of teeth to begin with, it’s important to be very diligent about your dental hygiene. While it may seem like teeth are not vital organs, you might be surprised to know that a road of poor dental care can lead to a dastardly demise.

Finding the Right Dental Office for Your Invisalign

Finding the Right Dental Office for Your Invisalign

by Stephanie Meadows
For years, anyone seeking an orthodontic solution for crooked teeth had little choice beyond traditional metal braces. It’s not that metal braces were not effective, they were just the best option available for a long time. However, now dental patients young and old have more available options, including the clear custom-fitted Invisalign braces.

Why Your Dentist Might Recommend a Night Guard

Why Your Dentist Might Recommend a Night Guard

by Stephanie Meadows
Did you know that grinding your teeth while sleeping can cause significant jaw pain, tension headaches, and even broken or cracked teeth? A condition known as bruxism, this nighttime grinding movement of the teeth can often go unnoticed and untreated for some time. When someone grinds their teeth, it wears down the teeth, can destroy tooth enamel, and can chip or crack teeth. Once the enamel on teeth has been destroyed or worn away, it cannot be replaced.

 Treating TMJ

Treating TMJ

by Stephanie Meadows
The Temporomandibular joint, also known as your jaw joint or TMJ, is one of the most complex joints in the body, as it is controlled by a structure of muscles, ligaments, and soft tissue. The temporomandibular joints along with your jaw muscles make it possible for you to open and close your mouth. The human jaw is very powerful, able to exert anywhere from 170 to 275 pounds of pressure! When you experience jaw pain or movement, it may not be properly aligned.

How a Dentist Can Save Your Life: Oral Cancer

How a Dentist Can Save Your Life: Oral Cancer

by Stephanie Meadows
Regular dental checkups can pay off in various ways. For example, dentists can spot signs of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, along with a variety of rare skin and autoimmune diseases. Since people typically visit their dentists more often than they visit other doctors (normally at least 1-2 times per year), regular check-ups can lead to early diagnosis and early treatment. All of which means that your dentist can do much more than save your teeth and gums. Your dentist can save your life in more ways than one.

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