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What Does Early Oral Cancer Feel Like?
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What Does Early Oral Cancer Feel Like?

The National Institute of Health’s Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) says that oral cancer makes up about three percent of all cancers diagnosed each year in the United States, with roughly 53,000 new cases annually. In fact, research has shown that an average of one person dies every hour of every day from oral cancer. ...

How to Stop Teeth Grinding While Asleep
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How to Stop Teeth Grinding While Asleep

Teeth grinding at night, known as sleep bruxism, affects roughly 13% of adults. While it is not serious, continuous clenching of the jaw while grinding can cause headaches, disruption of sleep, jaw pain, and dental health issues.  Once a patient identifies the cause of their teeth grinding, they can take the proper steps to stop...

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...

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....

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...

Feeling Safe at the Dentist During a Pandemic
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Feeling Safe at the Dentist During a Pandemic

“Are dentists open now?” “Is it safe to go to the dentist?” “Can I catch COVID if I go to the dentist?” A lot of people are asking these questions nowadays. Thinking about having dental work done can cause anxiety all by itself. COVID-19 should not be another worry on top of that. Here at...

Knowing and Managing the Cost of a Dental Filling
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Knowing and Managing the Cost of a Dental Filling

No one enjoys getting a tooth filled, least of all having to pay for it. Dental fillings are not something that most people save for. But, unless you have dental insurance, the unexpected expense will fall completely on you to pay. Even if you are insured, you still might have to pay a portion of...