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Pediatric Dentistry: Caring for Your Child's Teeth from the Start

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New parents have a lot of questions, and learning how to care for their child's teeth is no exception. At Rush Creek Dentistry, we care about setting children up for a lifetime of stellar oral health by providing them with quality pediatric dental care. 

How Should I Care for My Child's Baby Teeth?

Even though children lose their baby ...

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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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General Dentistry: A History of the Dentist

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Overview of the Topic:

Dentists have been around for thousands of years. 7500 BC is the earliest recordings of when dentistry became practiced. People have looked for ways to keep their teeth healthy and improve their oral health for many millennia. Dentistry has been evolving ever since and has become much more sophisticated and advanced over time until we have the type ...

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The Art of the Smile

Toothy man flashes his wide smile showcasing his healthy, white teeth.

Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh once said, "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." This lovely adage is actually backed up by science: in 2010, a study found that smiling even when you down have mood-improving benefits. With all the benefits of smiling, it's no surprise how common open mouth smiles are today. However, for much of history, closed mouth smiles or no smiles at all were common in portraits.

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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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