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Dental Retainers

Dental retainers are orthodontic devices typically used after braces to maintain the position of straightened teeth. Here are some key points about them: 1. Purpose: Retainers prevent teeth from shifting back to their original positions after orthodontic treatment. 2. Types: • Removable Retainers: Usually made of clear plastic (like Invisalign) or a combination of plastic

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Summer Giveaway!

We are having a summer giveaway contest The prize is a Sonicare electric toothbrush. This model has several different setting, an app to guide your brushing success (it will let you know if you missed a spot!) plus a sleek glass cup as a charging base. How to enter? 1. Current or New patients of

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Having wisdom teeth extracted in-office with local anesthesia versus by a specialist under sedation typically depends on several factors: Complexity of Extraction: If your wisdom teeth are impacted (growing sideways or trapped beneath the gums), require surgical extraction, or if you have medical conditions that complicate the procedure, a specialist (like an oral surgeon) under

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Should You Use A Tongue Scraper?

Cleaning your tongue helps to reduce the bacteria in the mouth. For most situations brushing your tongue with your toothbrush is effective. If you have halitosis (bad breathe) adding a tongue scraping tool may help. Whether you use your toothbrush or tongue scraper, start with the tool furthest back and pull forward to avoid irritating

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Mouth Breathing Can Lead To:

Dry mouth, decreased saliva production (higher cavity risk), bad breath, snoring and sleep apnea. It can also affect facial development in children if it persists over time. Chronic mouth breathing can lead to respiratory problems and worsen symptoms related to asthma. Ways to help 1. Nasal breathing exercises: Practice breathing through the nose regularly to

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Fibromas

Fibromas are benign tumours in the mouth. usually caused by chronic local irritation. The fibroma is found on the inner cheeks,lips, tongue, or along the gums less than a centimeter in diameter with a lighter color than the surrounding tissue. Although the irritation fibroma typically disappears after the frictional cause is removed, some fibromas/fibrous proliferations

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Does Thumb-Sucking Cause Any Problems?

Thumb-sucking in children younger than 4 is usually not a problem When to be concerned? Children (4-5yrs)who suck their thumbs often or with great intensity or those who are still sucking their thumbs at age 6 What could happen? improperly aligned teeth (malocclusion) teeth start to push outward. **This usually corrects itself when the child

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Do you have a great routine taking care of your teeth and gums but it doesn’t seem to be enough ? A Vitamin deficiency could be to blame. Vitamin A: A fat-soluble vitamin, it builds and maintains healthy teeth, bones, and oral tissues. This can result in tooth decay, dry mouth, dry eyes, and dry

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Cold Sores

Cold sores, are small, fluid-filled blisters that develop on or around the lips. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus and are highly contagious. Cold sores usually heal on their own within a few weeks but can be uncomfortable and may recur periodically. If you feel a cold sore coming on call the office

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ATTRITION -Teeth grinding is a condition that involves clenching of the upper and lower teeth, damaging the biting surface of your teeth either during sleep or through stress. This can result in the underlying dentin becoming exposed, increasing tooth sensitivity ABFRACTION -occurs when the v-shaped structure sitting above the gumline is damaged. General causes of

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