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Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day But Crowns Can Be!

Rome Wasn't Built In A Day But Crowns Can Be!

January 24, 2017 Dental crowns are one of the most frequently recommended dental treatments. A dental crown is recommended on a tooth that already has a large restoration, that has small cracks from stress clenching, on broken teeth, and on root canal teeth. Dental crowns are like a hat in that they cover the entire […]

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Stress Affects Oral Health?

Stress Affects Oral Health?

December 6, 2106 Stress affects us all, children and adults! Whether it’s financial worries, social pressures, family problems, or natural disasters, stress is a common response to them all. Not only can stress decrease the immune system, it can cause decreased saliva, increased snacking, increased clenching of the teeth, and decreased home care. Our staff […]

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Do You Suffer From Frequent Headaches?

Do You Suffer From Frequent Headaches?

Headaches are debilitating. How often do you wake up with a headache? But did you know that your headache can be caused by a dental problem? Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD), Clenching, and Grinding can all be causes of headaches. The cause of TMD can vary from unknown causes to trauma from an accident. A patient can […]

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My Dentist Told Me I Needed A Crown!

My Dentist Told Me I Needed A Crown!

Today I’d like to discuss dental crowns. Dental crowns are one of the most common restorations in dentistry. A dental crown is a tooth shaped cover or cap that encases the tooth. It restores the size, shape, strength, and functions of a tooth and is used in both children and adults. There are many reasons […]

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Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

Are You Grinding  Your Teeth?

3-22-16 Did you know that approximately 30 million adults are affected by bruxism (clenching or grinding of teeth)? Bruxism is most commonly linked to stress and can also be the body’s reaction to teeth being aligned wrong, a side effect of medication, or even sleep apnea. It often occurs during sleep. Symptoms of bruxism are […]

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SNAP, CRACKLE, POP

SNAP, CRACKLE, POP

1-13-16 How many of you have heard snap, crackle, or pop when you open your mouth?  And no, I’m not talking about when you are eating a delicious bowl of Rice Krispies cereal.  I am referring the sounds associated with temporomandibular dysfunction. The cause of TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) is unknown in many cases.  Trauma […]

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Headaches, Neck Aches, and Toothaches…OH MY!

Headaches, Neck Aches, and Toothaches…OH MY!

7-22-15 Did you know that approximately 30 million adults are affected by bruxism (clenching or grinding of teeth?) Bruxism is most commonly linked to stress and can also be the body’s reaction to teeth being aligned wrong, a side effect of medication, or even sleep apnea. It often occurs during sleep. Symptoms of bruxism are […]

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I’m a little STRESSED right now……

I'm a little STRESSED right now......

April 15, 2015 Did you know STRESS can play havoc in our lives and to our health? Stress can also affect our sleep habits and damage teeth. Most of us know what it takes to keep our teeth healthy, but many don’t realize the effects stress can have on our teeth and bodies. We are […]