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Archives : October 2015

Doctor, I do WHAT at night?

Do you or a loved one grind your teeth? Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth together during the day, or clench or grind them at night (sleep bruxism). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd311mRPa84 Signs and symptoms of bruxism may include: Teeth grinding […]

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Getting your braces soon?

  How long does the process take? For most types of braces, it takes about 1-2 hours. What will the orthodontist do? First, the orthodontist will thoroughly clean and dry your teeth. Next, he or she will apply the bonding glue to your teeth and attach the brackets. The glue may taste unpleasant, but is harmless. Finally, the […]

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Doctor, why do my gums bleed?

What is Gum Disease? Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not removed through daily brushing and flossing, plaque can build up […]

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The Battle with Bad Breath

    Bad breath can put a damper on any situation, whether it be a first date, a job interview, or a trip on an overcrowded bus. Chronic bad breath is known as halitosis and, even if you take meticulous care of your mouth, your dietary choices may ensure that your breath is still not […]

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Doctor, what is a dental implant?

Jocelyne lost a tooth bottom left a few years ago due to a fracture. As a result, she has trouble eating some of her favorite foods . She chews mostly with her right side, which causes her jaw to crack painfully . At her dental checkups , her dentist explains that she can replace the […]

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Doctor, no offense but you make me nervous!

A year ago, Steven goes to his regular checkup with his dentist and after the cleaning, he finds out he has a cavity on the top left. Anxious and upset, he tries to work up the courage to book his appointment to get his tooth fixed. Last week, he feels a sharp pain top left. […]

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Why Invisalign?

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist […]

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