How Smiling Affects Your Health

“You’re never fully dressed without a smile.”   That may be true, but besides completing your look, smiling has other benefits, too. In fact, smiling can actually impact your health! Here’s how: Smiling lowers stress, heart rate, and blood pressure.   Smiling releases certain chemicals into the bloodstream—like dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin—that can have a […]


Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is Important

Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience—and an embarrassing one. Especially if the gap in your smile is conspicuous, you might feel self-conscious about your missing tooth and about your appearance in general.   If you lose a permanent tooth, your first thought is probably “How can I fix this as soon as possible?” […]


Taking Care of Your Teeth at Home

Your dentist can help keep your smile happy and healthy, and there’s no substitute for regular care from a dental professional. That said, the biggest thing you can do to really take care of your teeth, gums, and overall oral health is focus on the things you do every day, at home. Your daily oral […]


Botox for TMJ: Here’s What You Need to Know

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When most people think of botox, they think of sculpted faces and smoothed out wrinkles. While it’s true that botox is frequently used for cosmetic purposes, it has medical uses as well. In fact, botox can be used to help with things like chronic migraines, lazy eye, eye twitching, and excessive sweating. One more use […]


What is Oral Cancer?

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Cancer is a devastating and scary diagnosis, no matter what type of cancer it is. This is why it is useful to know more about certain types of cancer, including early symptoms, how to detect it, what steps to take, and what to expect over the course of treatment. Oral cancer is most often described […]


Sensitive Teeth: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Tooth sensitivity is a problem that can affect your daily life. When you have sensitive teeth, even simple things like eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth can become excruciating.   But how do you know if your teeth are sensitive or if there’s a bigger problem that needs to be addressed (like a cavity)? What—if […]


How to Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile

In December, lots of people are dreaming of a white Christmas; but all year long, almost everyone is dreaming of a whiter smile. A bright, beautiful smile is something everyone wants, and having whiter teeth can be a big step to getting there. When you feel good about how your teeth look, you’re likely to […]