Will I Need Tooth Extractions before Braces?

Whether you’re getting invisible braces or traditional metal braces, there are some preparatory steps you’ll have to go through. This may include tooth extractions, depending on the circumstances. Let’s explore some of the reasons you may or may not need tooth extractions before braces. Tooth Extractions to Correct Overcrowding Many adults have more teeth than…

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Creative Tooth Fairy Ideas for 2019

Feel like the tooth fairy has gotten a little boring? Want to do something new and exciting for your kids? Check out these creative tooth fairy ideas for 2019, courtesy of Clinton Dental Center. Give the Tooth Fairy Special Money Why would the tooth fairy be carrying around boring old human money? Get creative with…

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Oral Health Tips for Seniors

Each age group faces oral care challenges. Children lose their teeth and complete the transition to permanent teeth. Adults deal with tooth sensitivity, discoloration, and other concerns. For this guide, we will discuss common oral health concerns for seniors, along with tips to address each one. Prevent Tooth Discoloration Tooth discoloration is common among seniors.…

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Dental Crowns vs. Dental Bridges

If you have a missing or damaged tooth that needs to be replaced, there are several ways to approach your tooth replacement. The two most popular options are dental crowns and dental bridges. While these solutions serve similar purposes, they are not created equal. Here we will compare dental crowns vs. dental bridges to help…

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What to Expect after Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is an instant confidence booster, and it’s surprisingly affordable. If you’ve been considering this cosmetic dentistry service, you may wonder what will happen in the aftermath. Read on to learn what to expect after teeth whitening, courtesy of Clinton Dental Center. Note: For the purpose of this discussion, we are referring to professional…

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Kids Toothbrushes: Choosing the Right Toothbrush at Every Age

Picking the right kids toothbrush can feel overwhelming at times. There are so many options these days, so you may be unsure which toothbrush is right for your child. This guide explains the right toothbrush for each age group so you can find the perfect fit for your child. Toothbrushes for Babies and Toddlers When…

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What Is a Dental Implant Bone Graft?

Dental implants provide a sturdy, long-lasting foundation for replacement teeth. In some cases, a bone graft is required to properly secure the implant in place. What is a dental implant bone graft? Will I need a bone graft for dental implants? We will answer those questions and more in this guide. What Do Bone Grafts…

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Floss Your Way to Better Oral Health

Do you floss daily? For the sake of clarity, we’re not referring to the floss dance. We know many people do the dance. Are you flossing your teeth daily? If you’re not, make flossing a part of your oral hygiene routine. Did you know there are many bacteria found in plaque? Some bacteria are good…

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Have pain in your face or neck?

Are you having unexplained pain in your face, neck, or shoulders? Do you hear a popping or clicking sound when you open your mouth? Have you experienced jaw soreness or pain when you wake up and you don’t know why? These symptoms have something in common. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) applies to any pain or…

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Ready to Zoom!® Your Way to a Dazzling Smile

Everyone loves to smile. But many people aren’t happy with their smile. One of the quickest ways to perk up your appearance is to whiten your teeth. You’ll look years younger and your confidence receives a much-needed boost. What are you waiting for? Make a grand entrance at the next big party. Laugh to yourself…

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