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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.
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It’s Now Easier Than Ever to Have a Beautiful Smile

Orthodontist Jacob Koch reviews the top trends in orthodontic treatment including invisible braces, self-ligating braces, clear aligners, smile designing and more. These advances in orthodontia are making it easier than ever for people to get the smile they want.
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What Causes Dry Mouth and How Can You Treat It?

Dry mouth can lead to dental caries, oral candidiasis, and problems eating and speaking. Avoiding certain medications, symptom relief, and dental care are key.
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Why Have Low Safety Standards for Dental Anesthesia?

The idea that dental anesthesia is somehow different than anesthesia for any other type of procedure is just not true. So why are safety standards lower?
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Water Flossing is a Great Alternative for Floss Haters

Eighteen percent of people would rather wash dishes and 14% would rather clean toilets than floss. Water flossing offers a more palatable alternative for flossing-haters.
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Everything You Need to Know about Invisalign

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces, but getting the right treatment for your teeth requires that you do your homework.
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How to Afford 4 Common Oral Procedures on a Budget

Many people without dental insurance forgo visits to the dentist because they don't know that dental insurance alternatives are available to help them.

What is the Truth about Flossing?

Despite being preached by dentists and hygienists for years, over a third of Americans say they never floss. What's the evidence that flossing works anyway?

The Multi-Billion Dollar Demand for Cosmetic Dentistry

The global cosmetic dentistry market is expected to reach $27.95 billion by the year 2024. What's fueling the growth?
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No Child Should Ever Die from Elective Dental Anesthesia

6-year-old Caleb Sears died while under general anesthesia for a dental procedure. His oral surgeon was both operator and anesthesia monitor, a practice many believe increases the risk of dental anesthesia. A California bill, known as Caleb's law aims to decrease that risk.

How Video Technology Can Help Build Trust with Dental Patients

Videos are an ideal tool for educating, instructing, and conveying information to the public. So, why shouldn’t dentists use this learning tool in the office?