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10 Popular Teeth Whitening Myths That are Just Plain Wrong

Many popular teeth whitening myths are just plain wrong. Get the facts by consulting a dentist you trust before embarking on any whitening treatments.
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12 Easy Diet Tips for Healthy, Strong Teeth

If you have been following your oral care regimen faithfully and are still fighting decay, what you’re eating could be contributing to your cavities.
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Tips To Improve Oral Health In The U.S.

As the political debates about health insurance rages on, the issue of how to improve oral health in the U.S. is largely ignored.
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Many Surprising Reasons to See an Orthodontist

An orthodontist’s job goes far beyond just creating beautiful smiles. They are an important part of the dental team for optimal dental and general health.
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What to Do if Your Child’s Filling Falls Out

If your child's filling falls out, stay calm, be soothing, and ease the pain. Here are some simple tips you can follow until you see your child's dentist.
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The Advantages of Invisalign over Traditional Metal Braces

Here are some key advantages that make Invisalign clear orthodontic alignment devices superior to traditional metal braces for some patients.
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The Oral Microbiome and Its Links to Autoimmunity

Recent research has elucidated the relationship between the oral microbiome and a variety of system diseases including Sjogrens, Lupus, & Rheumatoid Arthritis.
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What You Need to Know About Snoring and Jaw Development

Once mostly an adult problem, even children are beginning to snore as human jaws continue to shrink due to changes in the post-industrial age diet.
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Periodontitis is Not Just a Disease of the Mouth

A new understanding of the oral microbiome is shedding light on the relationship between oral health & systemic disorders (e.g. cancer, heart & lung disease).
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How Your Dentist Can Help with Sleep Apnea

Snoring & sleep apnea are so common that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates ~40% of men, 24% of women & between 10%-12% of children experience it. Although you must see a doctor to get a definitive diagnosis, if oral health is to blame, your dentist may be able to help with treatment.
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Everything You Wanted to Know about Wisdom Teeth

When wisdom teeth become trapped within gums, they are considered impacted & need to be removed. Impacted wisdom teeth lead to issues such as misalignment of other teeth, pain or infection. In the US alone, about 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted from about 5 million people every year.
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A New Look at the Oral Microbiome

Oral health isn't only about what goes into your mouth or how your mouth looks & smells, but what's going on inside your mouth as a microbial ecosystem. Your oral microbiome is affected by a variety of factors, such as food you eat, stress, aging, genetics/race/ethnicity, gender, even the type of toothpaste you use.