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Understanding the Benefits - and Limitations - of Dental Insurance

Most of us think of insurance as a means to protect us and our families from unforeseen loss. While that’s the general definition, some insurance plans — like dental Read More

Want to Improve Your Athletic Performance? Try Tuning Up Your Dental Care

After a long hiatus, school athletes are gearing up for another sports year. Given the pandemic, they may be modifying some of their usual habits and practices. But one Read More

Treating Sleep Apnea Could Help You Avoid Diabetes

One in ten Americans has diabetes, a serious condition that may increase the development and severity of other health problems—including gum disease. Because of this latter connection, dental providers Read More

Treating Teeth Grinding Now Could Help Prevent Excessive Tooth Wear Later

Your teeth naturally wear as you age, but you may be making it worse if you grind your teeth. Teeth grinding is a behavior that causes the teeth to Read More

Tooth Pain? Here Are Some Possible Causes

“My tooth hurts…or maybe more than one. Or, it might be my gums.” If you're having trouble describing the pain in your mouth, don't feel bad. Although our body's pain Read More

Treating a "Gummy" Smile Starts with Finding out the Cause

You’re a bit self-conscious about your smile. But not because of your teeth — it’s your upper gums, which seem too prominent when you smile. While “too much” is Read More

Treating TMD Like Other Joint-Related Problems

After ruling out other causes for your jaw pain, your doctor or dentist has made a diagnosis: a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). With TMD, your pain symptoms and other Read More

There's a Lot of Effort Behind the Scenes to Making Dentures Work for You

For centuries, people who've lost all their teeth have worn dentures. Although materials in today's dentures are more durable and attractive than those in past generations, the basic design Read More

Tooth Decay can be Less of a Problem with Minimally Invasive Dentistry

“Less is more” is a truism for much of life. It’s also an important feature of an emerging approach to treating tooth decay known as minimally invasive dentistry (MID). MID Read More

TV Designer Nate Berkus Is Thankful for Childhood Preventive Dental Treatments

Prior to his first appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show, interior designer Nate Berkus knew immediately that he was not there to pick sofa colors and paint chips. Instead, Read More

Tooth Loss: A Health Risk for Older Adults

Tooth loss is a problem that affects many seniors—and since May is Older Americans Month, this is a good time to talk about it. Did you know that more Read More

TRUE OR FALSE: The Great Toothpaste Test

You use toothpaste every day — don't you? But how much do you really know about what's inside the tube: namely, the white, sticky stuff that keeps your teeth Read More

Proper Cleaning Techniques can Help you Control Chronic Bad Breath

We all experience the occasional bout of bad breath from dry mouth or after eating certain foods. Chronic halitosis, on the other hand, could have an underlying health cause Read More

Prudent Use of X-Rays in Children Provides the most Benefit at the Lowest Risk

It’s important for your child’s current and future health that we watch out for tooth decay. Taking x-rays is a critical part of staying one step ahead of this Read More

Proper Brushing and Flossing Removes Disease-Causing Plaque

You've been brushing your teeth since you were big enough to look over the bathroom sink: now you brush and floss every day. You do it because you know Read More

Put an End to Bad Oral Habits to Slow the Rate of Tooth Wear

While tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease destroy more teeth than any other causes, both of these diseases are largely preventable with proper oral hygiene and dental treatment. It’s Read More

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