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Reasons and Remedies for Tooth Discoloration

Dark and discolored teeth can affect a person’s confidence levels. Find out about the steps you can take to make your smile whiter and your outlook on life brighter by reading the complete article. What Causes Stained Teeth? There are many possible culprits when it comes stained or discolored teeth. Aging is one such culprit. As we grow older, the…

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Why Flossing Is A Must, Not A Maybe

Everyone should have been taught the importance of brushing their teeth two times each day at a minimum. However, dental experts now want to make it very clear that twice-daily brushing isn’t enough. We need to floss at least once each day, preferably before bedtime, if we’re to have optimal oral health. After eating or drinking, a sticky film forms…

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Causes of Bleeding Gums and Gum Disease

Everyone wants the gleaming white smile that they see in advertisements and on television, but there’s more to maintaining a beautiful smile than just veneers or tooth whitening. Unless you have a program of good oral hygiene, even the whitest teeth can develop disease and decay. Learning about gum disease and how to avoid gingivitis can help you maintain your…

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Brush Up on the Benefits of Brushing

Why would you need a refresher course on brushing and flossing? You’ve been taking care of your teeth since you were a child. Unfortunately, children don’t always develop the proper brushing skills or they tend to slack off when they’re tired or busy doing other things. A national health study found up to half of all young children lied to…

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Invisalign: Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re self-conscious about your smile because your teeth are misaligned or crooked, then the Invisalign system of aligner trays can provide you with the beautifully straight and even teeth that you want. A beautiful smile will increase your self-confidence and enhance your self-esteem, so call us today to learn more about this innovative system of braces. How Does the…

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The Ten Most Common Signs of Sleep Apnea

Statistically, more than 22 million Americans are afflicted with sleep apnea, and this number doesn’t include the more severe cases. Sleep apnea disrupts sleep because those who have it involuntarily stop breathing when they’re sleeping. If the condition isn’t treated, it can have severe consequences. Read on to learn more about sleep apnea, its causes, and how to diagnose and…

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Are Cracked Teeth on the Rise?

Pandemic-induced anxiety is taking a toll on people’s physical, mental and dental health. The New York Times, along with other newspapers, are quoting dentists who are seeing more patients coming in with cracked teeth than ever before. Some individuals deal with stress by grinding their teeth at night. With the prolonged stress the pandemic has created, the effects of teeth…

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Dental Care Basics

Your mouth carries out essential functions. It allows you to speak, drink, eat and smile. It also serves as the entry point to your respiratory and digestive systems. This means that it is important to take good care of your mouth. In order to do this, you should see your dental health care provider on a regular basis for checkups…

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Are Dental Implants Right for You?

What Should I Know About Dental Implants? Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that functions, looks, and feels exactly like natural teeth. The implant itself consists of a titanium post or screw that’s surgically inserted into the jawbone and functions as an artificial tooth root. Once the post is positioned, it provides a sturdy foundation for a dental…

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Gingivitis: Symptoms and Causes in South Hampton Roads

What Is Gingivitis? Compared to other forms of gum disease, also called periodontal disease, gingivitis is considered the mildest form. The disease causes inflammation of the gums, causing the gum tissue to appear red and swollen. Gingivitis is very common, and many people will develop some form of gum disease during their lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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