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How to Know if You Have TMJ Disorder

The traditional song Dem Bones relates in a highly simplified way how each bone of the human body is connected to the other. However, it left out the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects the mandible – better known as the jaw bone – to the temporal bone, located on the sides of the skull. It’s…

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At-Home Teeth Whitening vs. Dentist Whitening Treatment

As one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures available, teeth whitening products have been on the rise. You can find at-home teeth whitening products that promise amazing results at a fraction of the cost compared to professional whitening treatments by a dentist. This has lead people to ask, does at-home teeth whitening work as…

Signs You Need a Periodontist

Gum disease – otherwise known as periodontal disease – develops from infection in the soft tissue around the teeth and jawbone anchoring the teeth. According to the American Dental Association, 47.2% of adults over the age of 30 suffer from gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss.   According to Colgate Professional,…

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What Causes Bruxism, and Can it Be Fixed?

Teeth grinding is a relatively common problem. You may not even realize you’re doing it, but it can come with many unwanted side-effects. Teeth grinding can be caused by stress, jaw misalignment, other medical conditions, and more. While there are many causes and side-effects, bruxism, which is the medical term for teeth grinding, cannot be…

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Is Composite Bonding Right for You?

  One of the quickest ways to make an improvement to your smile is through composite resin bonding treatment. Whether you have a chipped tooth or large gap between teeth, composite bonding can be an economical solution that provides a long-term aesthetically pleasing result. Learning more about composite bonding will help you better assess whether…