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Signs Your Headaches Are Caused By Dental Stress

Posted on 6/28/17 11:00 AM By John Schmidt

Headaches are a kind of plague that affects approximately 40 percent of healthy Americans. In fact, chronic headache pain tops the list of medical complaints in the United States. And it is often difficult to determine the cause of these headaches and even more difficult to find ways to relieve the pain.

Although headaches are not a modern affliction, modern science has shed new light on what causes the pain and gives some hints on how to alleviate it. Muscle tension is estimated to be at least a contributing factor in about 80 percent of debilitating headaches. And in many of these cases, this muscle tension is caused or worsened by dental abnormalities.

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Everything You Need to Know about Wisdom Teeth

Posted on 6/21/17 11:30 AM By John Schmidt

All adults will have to deal with wisdom teeth at some point in their lives, and it’s important that you understand how they can impact your oral health. Here are the basic facts you need to know about your wisdom teeth so that you can maintain a great-looking smile and a healthy mouth.

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4 Foods That Could Be Causing Your Bad Breath

Posted on 6/14/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

Halitosis (bad breath) is not an attractive quality! If you’re struggling to manage bad breath, take the time to understand exactly what is going on so that you can improve your social life, confidence and dental health. Here is everything you need to know about bad breath, what causes it and how to stop it with good dental care.

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Is Dental Sedation Safe for Children?

Posted on 6/7/17 1:00 PM By John Schmidt

Sedation is becoming more and more popular in dentist offices, even for pediatric care, but is it safe for children? It's a fair question for parents who want to make the experience of going to the dentist less stressful for their kids or whose children need more extensive dental care. Sedation and anesthesia are both tools in pediatric dentistry, and as parents, you need to understand how they work and what is and isn't safe for kids.

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6 Really Good Reasons to Wear a Mouthguard When You Play Sports

Posted on 5/31/17 1:00 PM By John Schmidt

Any change in the line-up of your teeth will impact your life, so why wouldn't you do everything possible to protect them? When you think about what it would be like to lose just one tooth, the idea of a mouthguard becomes much more appealing for children and adults alike. Whether you are a parent trying to keep your kids safe or a weekend warrior on the basketball court, consider these six reasons to include wearing a mouthguard as part of your dental care plan.

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How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?

Posted on 5/24/17 1:00 PM By John Schmidt

A beautiful smile is highlighted by strong, white teeth, but many different factors conspire to make your pearly whites being less vibrant than you desire. Today's dental professionals offer a complete solution for your dental care needs. In addition to dental exams, x-rays and fillings, your dentist provides you with an array of cosmetic options that help you get the bright and healthy smile you desire.

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When Should My Baby Go to the Dentist for the First Time?

Posted on 5/17/17 1:00 PM By John Schmidt

Many people think of childhood trips to the dentist as a rite of passage for children— in addition to being a necessity for good oral health —  but they’re not so clear on the age a child should be during that first visit. This helpful guide will provide you with advice that is designed to get your baby's teeth off to a good start.

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Fear of Dentists? Make Your Child's Visit More Comfortable.

Posted on 5/10/17 1:00 PM By John Schmidt

As a parent, your job requires two things when it comes to dental care: First, you must ensure your children have good oral health and that means regular trips to the dentist. Second, you need to make that journey as comfortable as possible. That can be a tall order.

Most pediatric dentists are accustomed to dealing with stress and anxiety when treating their small patients—both yours and your child’s. But you can make the whole experience easier be taking steps to help your children understand how important their teeth are and why going to the dentist matters.

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How to Improve Gum Health With Minimal Effort

Posted on 5/3/17 12:30 PM By John Schmidt

Healthy gums are the foundation of a strong and healthy mouth. Without healthy gums, your overall oral health will suffer—both now and long into the future. Fortunately, there are a number of quick and easy ways to improve or maintain the health of your gums without disrupting your schedule or breaking the bank. Below are a few ways to get you started.

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Time Shouldn't Be the Biggest Factor in Your Dental Care Decisions

Posted on 4/26/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

These days, everyone seems to be busier than ever. Even with all the technological advances that were designed to save time and money, most Americans have hectic lives that put their time at a premium. In other words, you're not alone if you find yourself trying to cram dental appointments into a schedule already filled with job, family and other responsibilities.

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