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Wisdom Teeth – What are They and Do They Make Me Smart?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to appear, usually between the ages of 16 and 21. As this is typically the age that most people begin to mature and gain wisdom, these teeth are known as wisdom teeth. In reality, these teeth have nothing to do with wisdom, of course. Instead, they signify a late

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What is TMJ/TMD?

Officially known as temporomandibular disorders, but often referred to as TMD, this condition affects the jaw, the jaw joint and the surrounding facial muscles that are responsible for chewing and movement of the jaw. This type of disorder is also sometimes known as TMJ syndrome, TMJ disorder, or TMJ dysfunction. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is

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The Importance of Routine In Dental Hygiene

Routine plays a vital part in effective dental hygiene. Without a proper routine, it becomes far harder to form healthy habits. A good routine will eliminate a number of risks, keeping your teeth and gums in optimal condition both now and later. Keep reading to find out just how much of a role routine plays

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New Years Resolution: Look After Your Teeth!

As we get further into the first month of 2018, dental care should be on everyone’s list of new year’s resolutions. Despite the importance of oral health, many people treat dentist visits as something to put off until they absolutely cannot avoid making an appointment. If you wait until you have a major cavity, broken

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Looking After Your Teeth on the Go

Holidays are finally in sight, but that does not mean you should stop thinking about dental care. Looking after your teeth on the go is every bit as looking after your teeth at home. In fact, you may need to try a little harder when travelling, as you will not have easy access to your

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Sugar and Your Teeth: The Truth Exposed

If you thought that the link between sugar and teeth was not anything to worry about, think again. There have been numerous studies on the effect of sugar on cavities, gum disease and various other dental issues. Drinking too many sugar-loaded soft drinks, sweets or other products can do plenty of damage. Some of the

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Diabetes & Oral Health

You probably already know that diabetes affects your kidneys, heart, eyes and other areas of the body, but did you know that it also affects oral health? In fact, those with diabetes are at a far higher risk of gum disease. Left unchecked, gum disease can have serious consequences, from tooth loss to chewing difficulties.

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How Safe are Dental X-Rays?

If you have been wondering whether dental X-rays are safe for you or your child, we’re here to provide some peace of mind. As a useful diagnostic tool, x-rays are often used by dentists to determine a wide range of potential problems. From cavities to gum disease, many common dental issues require a highly accurate

Marine Corps Base Quantico targets tobacco use during a healthy base initiative. Smoking is responsible for over 440,000 deaths per year.

How Smoking Affects Your Teeth

Wondering how smoking affects your teeth? In a nutshell, smoking has a serious and sometimes lasting effect, not only on your teeth, but on your entire oral health. Smokers are, among other things, at greater risk of oral cancer and other gum disease. They are more likely to have yellowed, stained teeth, bad breath and


Electric Toothbrush versus Manual: A Dentist’s View

There are many things to consider when trying to choose an electric toothbrush versus a manual. Most dentists will tell you that the most important thing is how you brush, rather than which type of toothbrush you use to brush your teeth. One of the many benefits of electric toothbrushes is that they operate for

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