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Should You Worry About a Possible Cavity on a Kid’s Baby Teeth?
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Should You Worry About a Possible Cavity on a Kid’s Baby Teeth?

It’s easy to think that a cavity on a kid’s baby tooth is no big deal. After all, baby teeth (also called primary teeth) are only temporary. So how important can they be? Actually, the condition of a child’s teeth can affect the adult teeth that will eventually replace them.  It’s beneficial for parents to...

Are There Products That Help With Dry Mouth?
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Are There Products That Help With Dry Mouth?

Stressful situations—like public speaking, a job interview, or a first date—can make almost anyone’s mouth go dry. But for some it’s more than just an occasional nuisance. Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a condition that can have complications for both oral and overall health. There are solutions for dry mouth. Relief can come in...

A Guide to Bite Guards and Mouthguards
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A Guide to Bite Guards and Mouthguards

Just as brushing and flossing protect teeth from tooth decay, bite guards and mouthguards protect them from other outside forces that can harm them. They are devices that cover teeth to form a protective barrier, shielding them from cracking and chipping. Bite guards and mouthguards are terms that are sometimes used interchangeably. They might also...

Laser Gum Reshaping: What Is It and Who Does It Help?
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Laser Gum Reshaping: What Is It and Who Does It Help?

What makes a great smile? Straight, white teeth, of course. But don’t forget about the gums. The size and shape of gum tissue can impact the overall look of a person’s mouth. Some opt for laser gum reshaping, a surgical procedure that can correct the gumline. Gums that come down too low can create what’s...

Invisalign vs. byte: Which is a Better Choice?
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Invisalign vs. byte: Which is a Better Choice?

Clear aligners have a definite appeal for straightening teeth compared to traditional braces. They’re generally less noticeable and work faster. Since 1997, Invisalign has been the industry leader in alternatives to braces. But there’s a newer product, on the market since 2018, that has caught consumer’s attention. It’s called byte, and patients are wondering which...

What Do You Do When You Don’t Have Dental Insurance?
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What Do You Do When You Don’t Have Dental Insurance?

A few years ago, the National Association of Dental Plans reported that about 74 million Americans had no dental insurance coverage. Anyone in that group understands the struggle of finding and paying for affordable dental care.  Good oral care is important in many ways, and goes beyond just having a clean mouth and nice teeth....

7 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to See the Dentist
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7 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to See the Dentist

There are plenty of reasons why some patients avoid the dentist, and we’ve heard them all. Anxiety about pain or dreading the cost are common concerns. So is simply failing to make time in a busy schedule. And the recent COVID-19 pandemic has added a new excuse to the list. No matter what is coming...

Symptoms of Cavities in Kids
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Symptoms of Cavities in Kids

One CDC report estimates that one in five children between the ages of 5 and 11 have at least one untreated cavity. In fact, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children in that age group. Unfortunately, that means that most kids will get a cavity sooner or later. The good news is...