Is Your Teen Complaining about the Shape of Their Teeth?

If your teenager has expressed concern about having overly “pointy” canine teeth that have them feeling like a cast member in the latest vampire movie, or of “bumpy” enamel, there is a little-known solution that can smoothen out these irregularities in a single visit. The procedure is known as “enamel shaping,” and at his Beautiful […]

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How to Prevent Your Infant from Getting Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth caused by the Candida albicans fungus. Sounds scary, right? You probably know it by its more common, less scary name – a yeast infection. Since thrush loves to take up residence in the mouths of infants, we’d like to arm you with some knowledge to prevent […]

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A Nursery Rhyme and a National Holiday

Can you imagine maintaining a 17-year letter-writing campaign to five different presidents for the sole purpose of instituting a national holiday? Sarah Josepha Hale, author of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” did just that between 1846 and 1863 to secure a national Thanksgiving holiday – perhaps it helped that Ms. Hale was […]

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Mouth Myths – BUSTED!

Myth-busting! It’s not just for television. Given all of the misinformation that exists online and among friends and family, we thought we’d take a stab at some of the more pervasive myths related to oral health. So, whether they’re related to the food and drink you consume, the good and bad habits you foist upon […]

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Is Your Tooth Still Sensitive After A Filling?

These days, a trip to the dentist is a fairly uneventful affair. Patients report comfort levels far exceeding those in the recent past; pain relief medications are more effective and take effect more rapidly; and materials used in treating patients are more adaptive to tooth structures than ever before. Each of these improvements is designed […]

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Giving Thanks You Didn’t Need Dental Care in the 1800’s

Can you imagine maintaining a 17 year letter-writing campaign to five different presidents to secure a national holiday for an idea you held dear? Sarah Josepha Hale did just that between 1846 and 1863 to secure a national Thanksgiving holiday – perhaps it helped that Ms. Hale was a writer by trade! In 1863, President […]

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Things You Should Know about Your Teeth as You Age

If you’ve ever considered the prospect of living without teeth as you age, it’s probably caused you considerable amount of distress just thinking about it. Multiple tooth loss can indeed be traumatic and costly, and, for some, the remedies are less than ideal. That said, you’ll be pleased to know that aging itself isn’t much […]

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Tonsiliths? What is That?

Kidney stones, bladder stones, gallstones … tonsil stones? What? Most are familiar with the first three, but the last is nearly always a stumper. Since tonsil stones (or, tonsilloliths) only affect about 10% of the population, many people just don’t know about them. However, of the percent that does get them, most are aware that […]

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Does Your Mouth Tingle When You Eat Certain Foods? It May Be Your Allergies.

If you’re inclined to spend March through October indoors, do laundry more frequently than you wish, carry a bottle of nasal spray with you at all times, and start each day by quickly browsing pollen counts online, we’re going to help you confirm a hunch. First, a question: have you ever felt your mouth get […]

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Three Minerals that Really Matter in Your Toothpaste

Wouldn’t it be cool if there were such a thing as vitamin toothpaste? You could slather it on your teeth each night before bed, and know your teeth were getting all the nutritional goodness they needed to fight off cavities. You’d never have to eat vegetables again! That’s not gonna’ happen – you do need […]

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