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Enjoy That Nibble of Cheese - It's Also Benefitting Your Oral Health

Mystery writer Avery Aames once said, "Life is great. Cheese makes it better." Billions of people around the world would tend to agree. Humanity has been having a collective Read More

Gum Recession Could Have Long-Range Consequences For Your Dental Health

We're all familiar with optical illusions, which our brain visually perceives in a way different from the actual reality. A kind of optical illusion may also happen in your Read More

Persistence Pays Off in Finding Relief From Chronic Jaw Joint Pain

Tenderness; headaches; difficulty chewing; excruciating pain. These are a few of the symptoms you could endure with a jaw joint or temporomandibular disorder (TMD or TMJ). This group of Read More

Troubling Data Says Smoking Marijuana Could Worsen Gum Disease

It seems with each new election cycle another U.S. state legalizes marijuana use. It remains a flashpoint issue that intersects politics, law and morality, but there's another aspect that Read More

Here's Good Advice for Your College Student To Protect Their Dental Health

As summer wanes, thousands of high school grads will begin the new adventure called college. For many of these "freshmen," it will also be their first taste of true Read More

If You Find Flossing Too Difficult, Try a Water Flosser

Dental plaque, that gritty bacterial film coating your teeth, is the top cause for tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. You can see and feel a lot of it—but Read More

Cracked Mouth Corners: How to Resolve This Irritating Problem

In addition to the usual tooth and gum problems, dentists also see patients with soft tissue infections in and around the mouth. One of the more common of these Read More

Changes Coming in the Use of Antibiotics in Dentistry

In a little over a century, antibiotics have changed the face of healthcare. We no longer fear cholera, strep throat or even a small cut as our forebears did Read More

Craft a Custom Care Plan by Identifying Your Individual Risk for Tooth Decay

Although we've known for some time how tooth decay forms, it's still prevalent across the population—even more so than cancer or heart disease. Along with gum disease, it's a Read More

What We Can Learn From Those With Chronic Jaw Pain and Discomfort

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is an umbrella term for a number of chronic jaw problems. These conditions cause recurring pain for 10 to 30 million Americans, especially women of Read More

Untreated Gum Disease Could Cost You Your Implant

Your teeth can take decades of daily biting and chewing and not miss a beat. But they do have a nemesis, dental disease, which can easily get the upper Read More

What's That on Your Teeth, Nick Jonas? How to Avoid a Similar Smile Oops

Think no one is looking at your smile when you’re out in public? Nick Jonas’ recent experience might convince you otherwise. While the Jonas Brothers were performing during the Read More

What You Can Do To Help Your Child Avoid Tooth Decay

So, when should you begin taking measures to prevent tooth decay in your child's teeth? When their teeth first begin to show? When all of their primary (baby) teeth Read More

Protect Your Teeth and Gums During Physical Activities

As part of his "New Frontier," President Kennedy greatly expanded the President's Council on Physical Fitness. Sixty years later, it's still going strong—now as the President's Council on Sports, Read More

Give Your Child the 'Gift' of a Lifetime of Great Oral Health

Do you want to give your child something that will benefit them the rest of their life? Then give them the gift of healthy teeth and gums. Such a gift Read More

There's No Madness in Protecting Your Family Basketball Player With a Custom Mouthguard

A wave of madness is about to sweep across Indianapolis and onto television screens across America—March Madness, that is. That's right: After its cancellation in 2020 due to COVID-19, Read More

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