How Can I Stop Grinding my Teeth?

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If you’ve been experiencing jaw pain, headaches, and broken teeth it may be because you are grinding your teeth. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common disorder experienced by an estimated 10% of adults and 15% of children. Let’s explore the signs of teeth grinding and how you can stop grinding your teeth.…

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Dental Crown Frequently Asked Questions

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A dental crown is one of the most common dental restorations we provide. Odds are high that you have a crown or you will get a crown at some point in your life. So, we thought we’d answer a few questions about dental crowns. Dental Crown FAQs What is a dental crown? A crown is…

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Start Your Children Off With Good Dental Habits

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One of the first things parents with young children start to worry about is how to teach them proper oral hygiene. Teaching good dental habits at an early age helps prevent tooth decay and establishes oral health habits that will last a lifetime. Learning how to protect their teeth at a very young age gives…

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What is an Abscessed Tooth and How is it Treated?

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When a bacterial infection develops around the root of a tooth, it can cause a pocket of pus to form. This is commonly known as an abscessed tooth. A dental abscess often results in a swollen, painful area in the gums near the infected tooth. Abscessed Tooth Symptoms What does the start of a tooth…

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Mercury-Free Dentistry: Is It Right for You?

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Mercury-free dentistry involves using white or clear composite resin to fill cavities or removing mercury-based fillings and replacing them with resin. Several studies have shown that the mercury amalgam that has been used for several decades to fill teeth may actually be causing health issues. With health concerns in mind, many dentists have turned to more…

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How to Know When to Get Dentures

The American College of Prosthodontics reports that “36 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth.” In the next 20 years, these numbers are expected to grow.  Dentures are sometimes the best option for patients with missing teeth whose jaw bone will not…

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8 Health Benefits of Seeing Your Dentist on a Regular Basis

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For many people, going to the dentist is the last thing they want to do. We find excuse after excuse to put off visiting the dentist because of the potential discomfort we may experience. But procrastination can cause serious medical issues. Focusing on the long-term health benefits of regularly visiting your local dentist in Palm Bay…

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How to Reverse Periodontal Disease Naturally

Are you suffering from swollen and tender gums? You may be experiencing symptoms of periodontitis, more commonly known as gum disease. When gum disease is left untreated, it often progresses and symptoms worsen. The mildest form is gingivitis, in which poor oral hygiene causes inflammation and sore gums.  Gingivitis may progress to periodontitis which causes…

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How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

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From the time your first teeth grow in, there are tiny sugar-loving microbes in your mouth. They turn sugar into acid which breaks down tooth enamel, causing decay. Sugar can also contribute to gum disease which may advance to periodontitis, a condition that affects the gums and bones that support your teeth. Gum disease has…

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Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers: Two Options for a Beautiful Smile

Many of our patients yearn for a flawless smile. Correcting imperfections in the appearance of your teeth can help you feel more confident. Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are two cosmetic dentistry options we often explore with our patients. Both are common treatments for dental concerns, such as chipped teeth, cracks, gaps, and discoloration. It’s…

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