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What Should You Know About Teeth Grinding?

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding. Patients with this condition have a long-term pattern of clenching and rubbing their teeth together. This behavior may occur throughout the day in response to stress or during sleep, which is classified as a movement disorder. Treatment options vary and can depend on other preexisting conditions. When…

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What’s the Right Way to Brush Your Teeth?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes per session. This dental hygiene practice helps control plaque and bacterial buildup on your teeth and tongue, which can contribute to gum disease, gingivitis and tooth decay. Yet not all methods for brushing are identical. Certain approaches are…

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Causes of Jawbone Loss and Treatments

Teeth are supported by the jawbone, a key part of your facial structure that’s essential for talking and chewing comfortably. As such, jawbone loss can change your appearance and impact overall quality of life. In general, jawbone loss stems from tooth loss, gum disease or another medical condition affecting bone density. If the condition goes…

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Fluoride vs. Fluoride-Free Toothpastes

Preserving your teeth and reducing cavity risks comes down to two factors: Your dental hygiene habits and the toothpaste you use. When you shop for toothpaste, you’ll come across formulas with and without fluoride. Although fluoride-free solutions can scrape off bacteria, fluoride toothpastes are more effective for cavity control. Here’s what you should know about…

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How to Prevent Different Types of Cavities

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 percent of Americans have experienced a cavity. Over 25 percent of people have some form of untreated tooth decay. Not all cavities are equal – they can vary in location and cause. These factors influence the type of treatment needed to correct the issue and…

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