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Are You at Risk for TMJ Disorder?

September 11, 2019

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Have you ever had trouble opening or closing your mouth all the way? What about hearing a clicking or popping sound in your ears? These are common signs of TMJ disorder, or a problem with the joint connecting your jaw to your head. You may need TMJ therapy from your dentist. Read this guide with everything you need to know about TMJ.

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Discover the Health and Safety Benefits of Receiving Dental Implants

August 2, 2019

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When a tooth is missing, you have two options: replace it or leave it alone. Unfortunately, many people opt for the latter simply because of the cost. Dental work isn’t cheap, but what most individuals don’t realize is forgoing treatment, especially a missing tooth, can lead to serious problems. Not only will your oral health suffer greatly but so will your overall well-being. If you’re facing this situation and are unsure of what to do, check out this article to find out why dental implants in Savannah should be considered over traditional dentures or worse, an untreated open socket.

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Emergency Dentist Discusses Common Causes of Chipped Teeth

June 12, 2019

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Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body — but that does not make it invincible. In fact, it is brittle enough that it can easily break if it faces a hard impact. To keep your smile intact, it is important that you take precautions to avoid accidents that might chip your teeth. An emergency dentist in Savannah is here to give you some guidance on how to prevent chipped teeth and what you should do if you accidentally damage one of your precious pearly whites.

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Oral Cancer Awareness

April 24, 2018

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer is a type of cancer not discussed enough in the news and on social media. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, “This year an estimated 51,550 new cases of oral and oropharyngeal cancers will be diagnosed in the US. Of those individuals, 40 percent will not survive longer than five years, and many who do survive suffer long-term problems, such as severe facial disfigurement or difficulties with eating and speaking.”

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Complete Your Home Care Regimen

December 26, 2017

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There are several things on a list of to-dos in order to maintain a regimen for good oral health. Brushing and flossing are top priorities along with using a fluoride toothpaste and selecting a toothbrush that is the right size and quality for your individual purposes but doesn’t forget to take care of your tongue. Not only does your tongue allow you to speak but it lets you chew and swallow your food which in turn will aid in digestion.

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Home And Professional Care

December 5, 2017

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Good oral health is the result of a combined effort. Regularly scheduled professional checkups along with diligent home care will help you to avoid or control oral diseases like caries or gum disease.

 

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How Closely Does Your Diet Connect To Your Oral Health?

November 28, 2017

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The acids in the bacterial plaque that covers our teeth eat away at our tooth enamel and cause decay. Tooth enamel is a hard protective coating that keeps bacteria at bay, without it the inner layers of our teeth which are not nearly as resistant are open to infection. When you look at it from this perspective it makes sense that the foods and drinks that you put in your mouth make a difference when it comes to the maintenance of your oral health.

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Are You A Swisher?

November 21, 2017

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Some people enjoy the tingly feeling that they get after swishing with a minty mouthwash, they even look forward to it. Anything that encourages us to adhere to a home routine for the maintenance of our oral health has to be good, right? Well, just like with most things there are pros and cons associated with the regular use of mouthwash.

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Regular Updates Insure Current Information

November 14, 2017

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Besides the fact that every dental practice is officially required to record and maintain patient files dentists want to keep these records up to date so that they can provide safe and successful treatment for each and every patient. Every file contains a dental history including treatment procedures, examinations, x-ray technology and more.

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Have You Noticed An Increased Sensitivity?

November 7, 2017

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Sensitivity can involve one or more teeth and can be a constant problem or sporadic and only triggered by the exposure to certain sensations like hot or cold. There are specific causes and treatments that your dentist will discuss with you if you have been diagnosed.

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