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What Is TMJ/TMD and How Is It Treated?

Posted June 25, 2019 in Oral Pain, TMJ/Bruxism

If you experience jaw pain, you might have heard about something called TMJ or TMD. TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint that connects both sides of the jaw bone to the skull. TMD is a temporomandibular joint disorder, which can cause joint and muscle pain in the jaw area. Several factors can cause this distressing […]

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The Safety of Dental X-rays

Posted June 18, 2019 in Dental X-rays

Many people are aware that x-rays expose patients to radiation, but there are misconceptions about how much of it can be dangerous. What most may not be aware of is that we are subjected to both natural and man-made radiation sources on a daily basis. Soil, rock, and air contain radioactive materials which are responsible […]

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The Link Between HPV and Oral Cancer

Posted May 20, 2019 in Oral Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. There are over 100 strains of HPV, and some types are known to cause cervical or oral cancer. What some may not be aware of is that it can be transmitted from one person to another through intercourse as well as oral […]

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Why Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Posted May 09, 2019 in Extraction, Sedation Dentistry

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars a person gets in their lifetime. The majority of patients experience wisdom tooth eruption between the ages of 16 and 20 when the bone is softer. It is advisable to undergo an extraction procedure before the age of 20 to minimize the risk of complications […]

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Pediatric Dentistry: What Parents Need to Know

Posted April 08, 2019 in Cavities, Crowns, Extraction, Fillings, Oral Hygiene, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontal Services, Sedation Dentistry

When your child’s first tooth comes in, it is time to start thinking about their oral health. Some parents even begin their child’s journey to optimal oral health before the first tooth comes in by gently wiping their gums after a meal. It can be overwhelming for a parent to think about how a child […]

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