What are Wisdom Teeth and Do I Need to Have Them Removed?

You’ve likely heard plenty of horror stories from people who have had their wisdom teeth removed. These can range from nightmare tales of painful dry sockets to days of recovery that kept them from going to work or other daily tasks. If you have not had your wisdom teeth removed, you may worry that you […]

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Smiling is Good for Your Health, Your Life, Your Friends

Have you ever noticed that you gravitate toward people with a smile on their face? Whether it’s in a room full of strangers at a networking event or a house full of family at the holidays, it’s likely that you prefer approaching the person with the friendliest look on their face first. Not only does […]

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Gingivitis and How To Prevent It

Gingivitis is one of those medical terms that most people are only partially familiar with. They know it has to do with their gums, but they don’t know what it really is or the harm it can do to their health. Though it’s a funny word, gingivitis is actually pretty easy to understand and—more importantly—prevent. […]

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Regular Dental Cleaning: Why They Are Essential for Oral Health

Many people brush their teeth once or twice a day, floss when they remember to, and generally think their teeth are okay if they don’t experience any pain. However, simple at-home care is not enough to keep your teeth in optimal shape. Regular checkups with your dentist as well as regular cleanings are an important […]

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Dentist Fear

EASING FEAR OF DENTAL VISITS Visiting the dentist is not on most people’s Top 10 list of fun activities, and television and film have not always painted dentists in the most flattering light (think of the dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, for example). But most dentists are, in fact, humane, compassionate, and as eager […]

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