Aging and Tooth Loss

As you age, you may be in fear that, as a normal part of aging, you might lose your teeth. But that doesn’t have to be the case. While losing baby teeth is normal, losing teeth as an adult is not a part of the normal aging process. Here are some of the reasons older

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Tooth Grinding and Night Guards

You may be unaware that you are grinding your teeth because you do it while you’re asleep. But your dentist can tell, from the damage that tooth grinding can cause to your teeth. Signs of tooth grinding include: • Worn-away enamel on the tooth surfaces that touch • Tooth cracks or chips, or fractured or

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Oral Cancer Screening

One thing dentists are doing more often is screening patients for oral cancer. Since most people don’t spend time looking inside their mouths, the routine dental examination offers an ideal—and regular—opportunity to monitor a patient’s health. During your exam, your dentist will feel your jaw and neck, looking for lumps or tissue changes. He or

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Dental Health and Pregnancy

Congratulations! You’re pregnant! What an exciting time of life! While you’re busy preparing for baby, don’t forget to look after you dental health as well. While your body is going through changes, differences in hormonal levels can create certain oral health issues. Morning Sickness Acid from your stomach is not kind to tooth enamel, and

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Braces At Any Age

When you think of braces, you might automatically picture a gangly teenager with a mouth full of metal. After all, many of us went through that experience when we were children. But today’s orthodontic practices are so much more improved. In many cases, cosmetic remedies for crooked teeth, a poorly-aligned bite or a crowded smile

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