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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get a Teeth Cleaning

Teeth cleanings are so important for more than just cleaning teeth. They give dental professionals the opportunity to check on your oral health, apply measures to prevent issues from developing & advise patients on how to maximize the effectiveness of their at-home cleaning habits.

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Types of Dental Bridges

There are many ways to replace missing teeth & restore your smile, & bridges are a good permanent solution. They can replace one or more missing teeth, including molars, & cannot be removed, unlike dentures.

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The Role AI plays in Dentistry

The world of dentistry is always changing, taking on new & more advanced technologies to better care for patients. One technology has recently stood out in the news: Artificial Intelligence (AI). How this will affect dentistry will depend on the technology’s refinement but here are some preliminary possibilities & applications.

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Healthy Gums are the Foundation of a Great Smile

Healthy gums play a crucial role in maintaining the overall health of your teeth & mouth. Poor gum health can lead to various oral problems, including bad breath, tooth decay & gum disease. Poor gum health can also lead to more expensive care. Here are some tips for maintaining healthy gums.

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How to Encourage Your Child’s Passion for Dentistry

You might be one of the lucky parents who never has to remind your child to brush & floss. Since early childhood, they’ve been fascinated with teeth, examining their fallen-out baby teeth, sad when the tooth fairy looks away, always pointing out new dental facts. It may be that a career in dentistry is in […]

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The Truth of Washington’s Teeth

At the dawn of the United States, before modern dentistry had evolved, tooth pain could reach historic levels. Nearly every U.S. schoolchild has heard the story of George Washington and his wooden teeth. While the story has gained a level of fiction in the style of tall tales—the false teeth he had were not wooden—the […]

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It’s Possible but Rare to Have Extra Teeth

Many people are used to the idea of a tooth that feels superfluous. As we enter adulthood, our wisdom teeth come in, & a good chunk of us can’t fit them into our bite, leading to these molars being pulled. But some people experience an even greater abundance of teeth called supernumerary teeth, which are […]

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Teeth Tell the Story of Humanity

While they no longer help form words, ancient people’s teeth can still tell us a lot about our shared history. Through preserved teeth, anthropologists & other scientists have been able to tell how we lived, who we were & what we ate. Teeth that survive the test of time illuminate a world long past.

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Keep Your Chin Up, It Makes You Special

Tigers have their stripes, gorillas have their silver backs & humans have their chins. While it may not be as large of an evolutionary accomplishment as our brains or hands, humans are the only animal to have a chin, according to Smithsonian Magazine.

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How Healthy Gums Improve Your Resistance to Disease

We all know oral health is important, but did you know that having a healthy mouth can help keep the rest of your body healthy too?

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