What is Bruxism?

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is the grinding, clenching, and movement of the upper teeth against the lower teeth. Bruxism is considered a parafunctional habit, which means that it is unrelated to eating, drinking, chewing, or speaking. Most people grind or clench their teeth without even realizing it, especially...

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The Benefits of Fluoride

The Benefits of Fluoride

There are many benefits to fluoride to aid in your dental health! Fluoride can be found in your water supply, in your toothpaste, and at your dentist’s office in the form of a foam or rinse, but what does it really do? Well, first of all there is a correlation between water fluoridation and...

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Maximizing your Dental Benefits

Maximizing your Dental Benefits

Where has the time gone? It’s already September and soon the holidays will be approaching. Around this time of year, we like to remind patients about maximizing their dental benefits. When you or your employer subscribes to dental insurance, your plan allows for a certain dollar amount of...

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Gaining confidence, One Smile at a Time

Gaining confidence, One Smile at a Time

Confidence: a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities. What makes someone confident? How do we gain confidence in our daily lives? According to a quick Google search, confidence can be achieved in a few simple steps: 1. Look the part, 2...

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The Oral-Systemic Connection

The Oral-Systemic Connection

In this day and age, we are all concerned with staying fit, keeping active, and living a healthy lifestyle. Most people think of this as having a salad or going for a run, but being healthy isn’t just about what you put in your mouth, it’s how you take care of your mouth. The oral-systemic...

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