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Crowns & Bridges

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What Are Dental Crowns & Bridges?

Bridges and crowns are the two most popular implants for damaged or decayed teeth. On one hand, a crown goes over a tooth that has recently had a root canal to protect it from future damage. On the other hand, a dental bridge uses existing teeth that don't need repair as a support system to hold the new tooth implant over the gum. 

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Maintaining Good Dental Hygiene For Your Health

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Why It Is Important to Maintain Good Dental Hygiene

Having good dental hygiene is to have good health overall. Problems that arise from poor dental hygiene can be cavities or gum disease both of which can hinder your ability to eat and/or speak properly. These problems can also cause you to have pain and bad breath.

Some people may not realize that poor dental hygiene can also lead to other health problems that are not in the mouth. Studies have shown that some of the bacteria in gum disease can travel to the heart and cause heart disease as well as clogged arteries and even stroke. 

There have been some cases that gum ...

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Understanding Oral Cancers

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What is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is any form of cancer that affects your mouth or the surrounding areas. Oral Cancers generally are detected through early oral cancer screening which gets done through ViziLite Plus Annual Oral Cancer Screening Exams in the early and most treatable stages. These oral cancer screenings become part of your annual dental checkups to ensure that any cancers that come about get detected early. Dentists also examine the ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Insurance

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Overview of Dental Insurance:

Just like having healthcare coverage, dental insurance will help you cover a large majority of your dental bills according to the insurance that the person has purchased. When your employer offers dental insurance, you will likely get a few plans to pick from, and you can choose one that best meets your needs. Most of these will probably fall into either the HMO, PPO, or Indemnity plans. Certain employers ...

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The Relationship Between TMJ and Teeth Grinding

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When you experience pain or discomfort in your jaw, it can be difficult to chew and talk normally. Whether you've suffered an injury or you've simply developed an ongoing click or pain in your jaw, it's important to seek treatment so your dentist can determine the cause and get you back to feeling your best as quickly as possible. 

Causes of Jaw Pain

On each side of your jaw, you have a joint called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, which connects your jawbone to your skull and acts as a sliding hinge, thus enabling you to talk and chew. However, this joint can become painful due to a variety of reasons that may ...

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