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How Bruxism Can Impact TMJ Disorder

How Bruxism Can Impact TMJ Disorder

Do you grind your teeth? The medical community calls excessive jaw clenching or teeth grinding “bruxism.” Here we’ll look at the relationship between bruxism and TMJ Disorder (also known as temporomandibular joint disorder).  Grinding Teeth Many people grind their teeth when they are frustrated. Unfortunately, if you grind your teeth constantly, it could wear down […]

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Different Types of Dental Floss

Different Types of Dental Floss

We all know that flossing is recommended. A consistent and appropriate regimen of brushing and flossing helps to protect and preserve our teeth, but what most people don’t know is that there are a lot of different flossing mediums out there. Not all floss is the same and there are different reasons to use each […]

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Cavity Prevention

Cavity Prevention

Taking care of your teeth is more than just having a pretty smile. Healthy teeth and good oral hygiene are important to your general health. You may not be able to eat all of the nutritious foods that you eat if you have sore, broken or decaying teeth. Gum disease can lead to more serious […]

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Your Coffee And Your Teeth

Your Coffee And Your Teeth

Millions of Americans rely on a morning cup of java to get their day started, but many people don’t realize the impact that even a single cup of coffee each day can have on their smile. It not only affects the appearance of teeth, but can also cause dental health problems if certain preventative actions […]

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TMJ Disorders: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

TMJ Disorders: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

TMJ Disorders: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) plays the role of a sliding hinge by connecting jawbone to the skull. Everyone has a joint on each side of their jaw. TMJ disorder causes pain in the muscles and jaw joint that control jaw movement. The specific cause of a TMJ disorder is […]

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How Invisalign® Works

How Invisalign® Works

Having straighter teeth is no longer as difficult or time consuming to achieve as it once was. With all the advances in dentistry over the past decades, Invisalign® has been developed for both adults and teens. It takes only a few weeks for your Invisalign® treatment to be prepared, and the trays you’ll be wearing […]

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Why It’s Important To Visit Your Dentist

Why It’s Important To Visit Your Dentist

Very few people look forward to their annual dental visits, but making going to the dentist a priority is crucial to healthy teeth and gums. Regular dental visits may not always be the most pleasant of experiences, but there are many important reasons to visit your dentist regularly. Annual Cleanings No one is perfect at […]

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Teeth Bonding At Your Family Dentist In San Marcos

Teeth Bonding At Your Family Dentist In San Marcos

When something affects the appearance of your teeth, such as stained teeth or a chipped tooth, dental bonding could be the solution. Dental bonding is a relatively simple procedure used to make minor dental repairs. During the procedure a composite material, colored to match the teeth, is applied to a tooth and shaped to correct […]

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Healthy Snacks: Good For You And Your Teeth

Healthy Snacks: Good For You And Your Teeth

Choosing the wrong kinds of snacks can harm your waistline and overall well-being. It can also negatively impact your oral health. If you love snacking but want to avoid doing a number on your teeth, you have to think carefully about your food choices. Fortunately, there are various delicious foods out there that actually won’t […]

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What Is Considered A Dental Emergency?

What Is Considered A Dental Emergency?

Dental issues can arise at any time of day. If you have a dental emergency during working hours, you can call your dentist right away to see if he or she can set an appointment for you immediately. For acute dental problems, it’s usually best to be seen by a professional as soon as possible […]

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Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Have To Go?

Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Have To Go?

What are Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are your four back molars and are relatively superfluous teeth as they are so far back in the mouth that they do not aid in the chewing process. The teeth generally erupt between ages 17 and 20 and represent the final stages of dental development in a human. While […]

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Dental Implants: What You Need To Know

Dental Implants: What You Need To Know

Dental implants are changing the way we speak and eat, literally. Gone are the days of dentures and denture adhesive creams that created many embarrassing moments for artificial teeth wearers everywhere. Today, dental implants are revolutionizing dentures and bridges in a way that is restoring confidence in denture wearers across the world. What Are Dental […]

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Tips For Preventing Tooth Erosion

Tips For Preventing Tooth Erosion

It can be difficult to maintain healthy, sparkling teeth. Often, as we go about our days we overlook the importance of our teeth. If we’re downing cups of coffee by the liter, chomping into a greasy burger, or drinking bottles of wine at a dinner party, our teeth can feel it. Here’s an easy to […]

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Tips For Relieving Tooth Sensitivity

Tips For Relieving Tooth Sensitivity

Those with sensitive teeth know the struggle of having to deal with being uncomfortable while trying to enjoy their favorite things. Teeth can be sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, or sour. You may have adjusted the way you eat or drink to avoid sensitive areas. It doesn’t have to be that way, however. There are […]

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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Even the least fearful among us tend to have a few phobias hidden within their psyches. And for some, dentists and orthodontists tend to elicit a few. The fear of dentists and dentistry work is known as odontophobia. It is perfectly natural, and luckily not something that you have to deal with if you feel […]

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Keeping Your Gums In Good Health

Keeping Your Gums In Good Health

You already know that you need to take good care of your teeth, but taking care of your gums is equally, if not more, important. Gums are the support system for your teeth, bones, and connecting tissue. Without healthy gums, your teeth wouldn’t have a place to thrive. Unhealthy gums could lead to gum disease […]

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The Different Types Of Teeth And What They Do

The Different Types Of Teeth And What They Do

The Importance of Teeth Your teeth are more than just a pretty smile. There are four main types of teeth: Incisors, Canines, Premolars, and Molars. Each type of tooth has specialized characteristics for the job that it does in the mouth. All the teeth working together also have an important role. They help chew and […]