Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can affect your jaw, cause pain, and even change the appearance of your face. “People who have otherwise healthy teeth and gums can clench so often and so hard that over time, they wear away their tooth’s enamel, causing chipping and sensitivity,” says Halpern. Stress and anger can increase nighttime teeth…

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Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way! We know that children often don’t do a very good job of brushing their teeth. This even applies to adults too! Even meticulous brushing often may not reach the deep grooves in the back teeth. This results in bacteria, acids, and plaque formation, which will lead to…

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Choosing Your Child’s Dentist is Like Choosing Their Pediatrician Instilling good habits early, in an environment that’s comfortable and fun, is essential for a lifetime of good oral health. To ensure healthy teeth, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a first visit by two years old. Children’s teeth can be very susceptible to cavities at…

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Although many of us are much more diligent about brushing than flossing, they are equally important. “Flossing every day is one of the best things you can do to take care of your teeth. It’s the single most important factor in preventing periodontal disease, which affects more than 50% of adults,” says Meinecke. Flossing helps…

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Look Years Younger with Facelift Dentures Why do we call them Facelift Dentures? It all comes down to the way they replace lost facial contours. They’re made using neuromuscular techniques that help restore a more youthful appearance. Traditional dentures do a good job of replacing missing teeth, but Facelift Dentures focus on more than just…

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Contrary to what mom said, sugar won’t directly rot your teeth—but the acid produced when you eat sugar and carbohydrates can. “Naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth devour sugar, creating acids that attack tooth enamel, which can lead to decay and a host of other problems, including gingivitis and cavities,” says Halpern. The worst thing…

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Don’t Hide Your Smile – Remake It! We emphasize the aesthetic aspect in ALL our work because we know that when your smile looks good, you feel good! We use the best combination of preventive care, tooth-colored fillings, and restorative techniques for optimum dental health. Modern smile makeovers are so easy and affordable that there’s…

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Dental Implant Restoration for a Perfect Smile  Missing teeth can cause difficulties in chewing and make you self-conscious about your smile. We have an excellent solution – dental implant restorations! After Dr. Jones or an oral surgeon places a titanium post, we will custom-create natural-looking restorations. These will match the rest of your teeth, function…

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In the last decade, sports beverages have become increasingly popular, but they aren’t great for your teeth. “Scientific research has found that the pH levels in many sports drinks could lead to tooth erosion due to their high concentration of acidic components, which could wear away at the tooth’s enamel,” says David F. Halpern, DMD,…

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