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How to Relieve Tooth Pain from Grinding

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Are you experiencing tooth pain from grinding? Do you wake up with a sore jaw or sensitive teeth? If so, you’re not alone. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, typically happens at night, and the Canadian Sleep Society estimates it affects about 8% of adults and 14% of children. Fortunately, there are ways to relieve tooth pain […]

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How Often Should You Floss Your Teeth?

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There are many reasons to show off your brilliant smile, including having a healthy mouth and oral hygiene routine. When it comes to oral hygiene, you should floss your teeth at least once a day. Along with regularly scheduled dental exams and cleanings, your oral hygiene routine outside of the dentist’s office is very important. […]

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How Do You Get Cavities?

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Brushing and flossing correctly is one of the most effective ways to prevent cavities. However, even if people practice good oral hygiene, they may develop cavities that need restorative care. A cavity, also known as tooth decay, is a hole that develops in the enamel of your tooth. Cavities start small and grow larger over […]

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How to Floss with Braces

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Maintaining Clean Teeth Everyone knows cleaning your teeth is essential for maintaining oral health. Yet, it can be easier said than done when dental appliances obstruct your toothbrush or floss. Traditional braces use metal brackets fixed to the front surface of teeth with a metal wire threaded through each bracket. So, how can you prevent […]

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What to Expect When Getting a Dental Crown

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Dental crowns are incredibly adaptable when it comes to restoring your smile; they can be used to address a variety of cosmetic issues as well as strengthen teeth that have been cracked or decayed.  These straightforward caps can hold a dental implant or bridge in place, protect a decaying or fractured tooth, or even improve […]

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How Long Does a Root Canal Last?

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A routine dental exam can reveal a lot about the health of your teeth. Consistency is key, and a dental exam can help your dental professional determine if you need dental procedures such as a root canal. Let’s look at what a root canal procedure is, when it’s required, and how long it lasts. What […]

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What is Considered Emergency Dental Care?

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A dental emergency is a situation where your oral health is at risk, such as a lost crown, knocked-out tooth, or severe toothache. Some dental problems can seem insignificant, so it’s vital to understand what counts as a dental emergency. Knowing when to visit your dentist for emergency care can help protect your oral health.  […]

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