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3 Dental Procedures That Will Make You Look Younger

When you think of things that will make you look younger, are wrinkle creams and hair dyes the first things that you think of? The truth is, while there are many things you can do to keep yourself looking younger, one of the best places to start is with your smile. Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, and it absolutely can betray your age. However, there are some dental procedures that can reverse the smile aging process and give your whole face a younger appearance. Read More 

5 Tips For Eating With Your New Dentures

If you have recently been fitted with dentures, you are probably excited about moving to the next chapter of your life and being able to enjoy your beautiful new set of "teeth." However, you should know that there is an adjustment period, since it can take a while to get used to wearing dentures. One thing that many new denture wearers have trouble with is getting accustomed to eating with dentures, but there are steps you can take that will make it easier. Read More 

Five Non-Tooth Symptoms That Can Come From Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, also called "bruxism," is often done unconsciously and can result in varying pains like tooth and jaw problems. Bruxism can be caused by a number of health issues, such as misaligned teeth, a sleep disorder, or stress and anxiety. But teeth grinding can have effects on different parts of your body as well. Knowing this is beneficial regardless of whether you know you're a tooth grinder or not, as it can help narrow down the cause of your discomfort. Read More 

The Dos And Don’ts Of Dealing With A Lost Filling

Did you know that the average tooth filling lasts about 12 years before it will either begin to deteriorate or need to be replaced? Fortunately, if you're seeing a dentist regularly, he or she should be able to spot the signs of a failing filling and address them as needed. However, if you haven't been to the dentist in a while and it's been years since your filling was done, it's possible that you could lose a filling suddenly, such as while eating or chewing gum. Read More 

Brace Yourself: Why Adult Braces Are Beneficial For Your Health, Too

If you're lucky, you don't need braces at all. If you do need them, you're fortunate to get everything taken care of during your teen years. But that isn't always the case, as many adults — including celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Faye Dunaway — have elected to get braces in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s. And while some of their celebrity's concerns might have been purely cosmetic, there are a lot of health reasons to have your teeth straightened, too. Read More