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Zoom Your Way to a Better Smile

Everybody loves a good smile, but did you know smiling more can lead to a longer, healthier and less stressful life. Did you know smiling can actually boost your immune system? Knowing this, why wouldn’t we all be smiling all the time? One reason many people do not feel comfortable with their smile is poor dental…

TMJ Disorder: Causes, Cures & Questions

What is TMJ? TMJ disorders, or as they are more commonly known: temporomandibular joint disorders, are an exceedingly common set of disorders found in approximately 35 million Americans every year. With these conditions being as prevalent as they are, one would think that the cause for these disorders would be better understood, and yet in…

Three Temporary Remedies to Treat Bad Breath

Bad breath is a health condition that can cause serious confidence problems. You may not want to leave the home, or even communicate with others due to insecurity and embarrassment.  You may chew gum, use mouthwash, and buy the most expensive anti bad breath toothpastes, but still the problem remains. Do not lose heart when…

3 Reasons You Should Floss at Night

Each time we visit the dentist, they, without a doubt, tell us we need to floss. If the professionals want us to add this into our nighttime routine before we go to sleep, why do so many people not floss? Most people don’t even remember what they ate throughout their day and even if you…

Embarrassed by Bad Breath?

Let’s get to the root of halitosis. Are you tired of always carrying mints with you just in case you need to talk to somebody? Has your bad breath caused you to feel less confident? Halitosis is a symptom of an underlying condition. While most cases of bad breath are due to issues within your…

When to See Your Dentist About Bad Breath

Do your friends and loved ones complain or make jokes about your breath? Bad breath can creep up on you at any time and rob you of your confidence and kisses from your spouse. There are many reasons for your mouth to go sour. Some are harmless, but you should know when to see a…

What is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ Disorder is a type of Temporomandibular disorder that affects your jaw. This is caused by a joint called the Temporomandibular Joint that acts as a hinge in your jaw, allowing it to open and shut. TMJ can cause pain and discomfort in your jaw as well as the muscles that control jaw movement. You…

Teeth Whitening for Brighter Smiles

No one will debate the power of a bright megawatt smile. It’s both head turning and confidence boosting. This is often the result of practicing good oral hygiene. However, sometimes, even when we are diligent in taking care of our teeth and gums, our smiles fail to produce that head turning sparkle. Often, we are…

3 More Links Between Your Oral Health and Your Heart Health

There’s a strong link between gum health and heart health. Every year, the link is getting stronger. Here’s how to maintain both areas of your health: Get your blood pressure checked. Blood pressure plays a large part in heart health. But, according to a recent study in the medical journal Hypertension, your blood pressure is influenced…

Worried About Dental Costs? Use Your FSA

Figuring out your budget for dental work can be tricky. Just like with general healthcare coverage, employers and the federal system have open enrollment periods for elective dental insurance. Outside of those periods, it can be difficult to get covered. But if your general health insurance plan includes an FSA option, you don’t have to…