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TMJ Awareness Month: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

November 8, 2023

November is a special month for us because it's TMJ Awareness Month. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, commonly known as TMJ, affects millions of people around the world. Yet, it often goes undiagnosed or misunderstood. Our team of experienced and trusted dental professionals aims to help patients of all ages live healthy, comfortable lives. If any of the TMJ symptoms listed below resonate with you, call us today to schedule an initial consultation. Our goal in ...

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Is Your Diet Harming Your Smile? Stay Away From These Foods!

August 1, 2023

Human teeth are incredibly resilient. They endure crushing pressures, extreme temperatures, and an onslaught from countless bacteria, day and night. Tooth enamel, in fact, is the hardest substance the human body produces. Nature only produces one substance that’s harder on our planet: diamonds. However, what you eat can harm your teeth by causing stains, chips, cracks, and breaks. In today’s blog, you’ll learn what foods and beverages to avoid (or limit) to ...

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Do Genetics Affect Dental Health?

May 3, 2023

Contemporary research indicates that genetics play an important role in our dental health. Indeed, certain genetic conditions can increase our risk of cavities, gum disease, and other dental health problems significantly. While poor oral health is often linked to environmental factors (i.e. high-sugar diets, smoking, and poor oral hygiene), our genes may play a bigger role than we realize. In this blog, we discuss some of the genetic conditions that can impact our dental ...

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In Honor of Dental Hygienists Recognition Week

April 7, 2023

To our dental hygienists, we appreciate you more than words can express! You work hard and show up with a smile every day to create a positive experience for our team members and our patients. Our offices couldn’t run without you! For patients, it may seem like the dental hygienist’s role is simply to clean teeth. However, hygienists have several daily responsibilities that play an essential role in the patient’s health and ...

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Holiday Dental Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

December 15, 2022

One gift that’s in short supply during holiday vacations is relaxation. Instead, it’s go-go-go and ho-ho-ho! Travel. Shopping. Parties. More parties. Healthy habits often take a backseat, and dental health? Well, it’s buried under the luggage in the trunk. You’ve invested some of your precious holiday time in reading this article, so think about how you can implement these pro-tips into your busy schedule. If you keep your teeth as white ...

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TMJ Awareness Month

November 11, 2022

The temporomandibular joint (also called the jaw joint or TMJ) is one of the most frequently used joints in the human body. These all-too-important joints allow us to speak, chew, yawn, and laugh. So, when our jaws fall victim to injury or dysfunction, it can have devastating effects on our physical, mental, and social health. Luckily, calling attention to these overworked (and underappreciated!) joints can help you avoid painful TMJ disorders in the future. And ...

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8 Products That Could Destroy Your Teeth

October 9, 2022

Enamel is an incredible part of our body. In fact, tooth enamel is one of the hardest substances in the human body! How is that fun fact? Despite the powerhouse strength of this mineral, teeth are highly susceptible to damage and decay. We all know that eating healthy is important to our bodies, but it is also vital to our teeth. These eight, innocent products are items we consume every day. Clinical studies show the ...

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