When a tooth ache occurs, most people assume it is due to a cavity. While this may, indeed, be the case, a tooth ache can emerge for other reasons as well. These include: Tooth’s Interior – In addition to a a cavity, a tooth ache can occur from a crack in the tooth, a fractured…

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Kindness, intelligence, loyalty, generosity, attentiveness… Although we all wish to be judged on our inner qualities, the world we live in is influenced by the appearance of a smile. Studies have shown that a smile is often the first impression you make on others. Some studies have found that a flattering smile causes people to…

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When we hear the term, “long in the tooth,” it generally has to do with old age. Long teeth of animals, horses in particular, are thought to indicate an advanced age. Teeth really don’t get longer with age, however. They appear to be longer due to several factors that reduce the position of gum tissue,…

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Today, we Americans have become accustomed to having many choices. And, we like having things quick and easy! We can dispense boiling water almost instantaneously out of a tap or even change our eye color by popping in tinted contact lenses. In our modern world, dentistry has also kept pace with the many advancements to…

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Today, we eat “fast” food, drive through quickie car washes, and get a tan in a brief indoor session. We’ve become accustomed to immediate or rapid results, mostly due to advanced technology and techniques that speed up a process. While dentistry is best performed in an unhurried pace, advanced technology has helped to minimize treatment…

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“Smile and the world smiles with you.” We’ve all heard that before. And, it makes sense. When someone smiles at us, their smile prompts us to smile back. Smiling has a tendency to create happy feelings that are “real” feelings. This has been proven through scientific studies on the brain. Apparently, the act of smiling…

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The human body is designed to provide us with two sets of teeth during our lifetimes. We begin with a set of “baby teeth” (known as primary teeth) as we start to eat chewable foods and to aid in speech. As small bodies grow rapidly, a new “permanent” set of teeth emerges to replace the…

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When an individual has teeth that become crowded, crooked, or tilted out of proper alignment, it is typically noticed in the mirror. We can easily look and see whether or not our teeth are straight – can’t we? Maybe not. Teeth can appear straight, yet be terribly misaligned. This is true for things like an…

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