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4 Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Dentist  

November 7, 2023

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a dentist and hygienist

As you prepare to sit down and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner this year, you may be thinking about all the different people who have positively influenced your life. From your parents, siblings, significant other, or even your co-workers, you may have many individuals you want to express your gratitude to. But what about your dentist? This person takes care of your teeth and gums so that you can smile confidently in your holiday pictures, right? As you make your list for 2023, consider these four reasons to be thankful for your dentist this Thanksgiving.


Is Your Eye Pain Caused by TMJ Disorder?

October 20, 2023

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Man sitting at computer, dealing with eye pain

TMJ disorder, sometimes called TMD or simply TMJ, is a condition that afflicts the jaw joint. It is often associated with symptoms like facial pain, difficulty chewing, and popping and clicking in the jaw. But did you know that it can be the cause of dozens of other issues? It might even be to blame for your eye pain! How is that the case, and what can you do to find relief? This blog post explains what you should know.


When Can You Get Dentures After Having Teeth Pulled?

September 7, 2023

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person with dentures smiling

Whether you’re in the process of recovering from a tooth extraction or preparing for one due to factors like decay, trauma, or overcrowding, the idea of restoring your smile with dentures may be quite appealing. Given that dentures are a commonly sought-after solution, you might be interested in understanding the timeframe for acquiring them after having your teeth extracted. Read on to delve into the timeline for obtaining dentures following a tooth extraction.


Worried About Dry Socket? Learn How to Avoid This Dental Complication

August 11, 2023

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A man rubbing his jaw as the pain from dry socket spreads

There are several reasons tooth extraction can be necessary—trauma, decay, and mouth crowding to name a few. In all these cases, there is one complication from the treatment that seems to be brought up more often than not: dry socket.

Dry socket has established itself as the boogeyman of extraction treatment, but what is it and how can you avoid it? Continue reading to learn more about this rare, but painful complication that can be inflicted after tooth extraction.


Why Chewing on Ice is a Bad Idea

July 18, 2023

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Woman standing outside chewing on an ice cube

When you finish your drink, do you ever find yourself automatically reaching into the cup and picking up an ice cube or two to chew on? Plenty of people fall into this habit before they know it, especially during the summer. On the surface, it may seem harmless and can even be a handy way to cool off. However, the reality is that it could lead to a dental emergency if you aren’t careful. Your dentist is here to explain the dangers of chewing on ice and how you can stop yourself from doing it.


The Truth about Pain and Root Canals

June 6, 2023

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dentist holding a model of a decayed tooth

When people talk about the dental procedures that patients dread the most, root canals somehow always top the list. For some reason, they’ve gotten a reputation as painful, invasive procedures that leave patients wincing.

It may be a good idea to have an honest conversation about discomfort associated with root canal treatment, and whether there’s anything for you to worry about. Here’s what you should know.


5 Things to Try If You Have Something Stuck In Your Teeth

May 2, 2023

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a cartoon of a green bean between two teeth

At some point in each of our lives, we’ve all experienced getting an object stuck between our teeth. Whether you were enjoying a full-course meal or simply munching on a piece of popcorn, this uncomfortable situation can occur at any moment. In many cases, the item can come out by itself thanks to a little saliva. However, what if it stays there for too long? Read on to learn several ways to remove the object stuck between your pearly whites so you can protect your smile.


Can Chewing Gum Worsen Your TMJ Disorder Pain?

April 10, 2023

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a woman placing gum in her mouth to chew

Chewing gum has been a habit that humans have done for thousands of years. However, thanks to modern times, people no longer have to just chew birch bark tar! There are now so many varieties and even options that are good for your teeth, such as sugar-free gum. While there are benefits to enjoying a stick of the chewy treat, it may not be best for those who suffer from TMJ disorder. Read on to learn about the connection between the two and how your dentist can help you get a more comfortable smile!


Watch Your Smile During These Special Days in March!

March 10, 2023

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a woman smiling and eating waffles on International Waffles Day

The third month of the year doesn’t just usher in the refreshing spring season, but it is also full of celebrations! From St. Patrick’s Day to International Waffle Day, there is plenty of fun taking place. However, as you enjoy yourself with your friends and family, it’s important to keep your oral health in mind. These special days can take a toll on your pearly whites! Here are a few special holidays in March and how to protect your smile as you celebrate.  


Will Invisalign Affect the Way I Speak?

February 10, 2023

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young woman putting on her Invisalign aligner

Invisalign is an incredible orthodontic treatment, capable of straightening your teeth discreetly and without any change in diet. However, like with any treatment, there are some things about it that’ll take some time to get used to.

For example, some people who start Invisalign treatment find that they have a hard time speaking with their aligners in. If you want to know a little more about that, here’s a guide that can tell you everything about how Invisalign can affect your speech.

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