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How Long Do Dental Bridges Last? Understanding Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a popular solution for replacing missing teeth, restoring both functionality and aesthetics. In this article, we will explore the different types of dental bridges, their structure and materials, and how you can maintain them to ensure they last as long as possible. What Is A Dental Bridge? A dental bridge is a...
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The Best Home Remedies for Abscess Teeth

While there are many causes for a toothache, abscesses are among the worst ways to get one. The pain that’s associated with a tooth abscess can be debilitating, radiating from the tooth to your neck or ear, and leaving it untreated can lead to a serious, life-threatening condition. To learn more about tooth abscesses and...
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Navigating Cosmetic vs. Restorative Care: Dental Overlays, Veneers & More

When it comes to achieving a healthy, beautiful smile, patients often face the choice between cosmetic and restorative dental care. While both approaches aim to improve dental health and aesthetics, they serve different purposes. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on enhancing the appearance of your teeth, boosting confidence, and achieving your desired smile. Restorative dentistry, on the...
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How to Straighten Teeth Without Braces

7 Ways to Get Straight Teeth Fast Without Braces Have you ever wondered how to get straight teeth without braces? There are options that will help you fix crooked teeth and achieve a straighter smile without having to wear braces. Today there are more ways than ever before to get straight teeth faster than you...
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What Is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation is a medical technique that helps patients relax during dental procedures. Oral sedation involves the administration of sedative drugs to reduce anxiety and discomfort. This form of anesthesia is particularly beneficial in oral surgery, as it helps patients remain calm and comfortable, making potentially stressful or lengthy procedures more tolerable. How to Prepare...
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Dental Anatomy and Oral Development

Welcome to our blog about dental anatomy and oral development! Knowing the anatomy of the mouth and teeth is essential for maintaining good oral health and preventing dental problems. In this article, we will explore the different types of teeth and parts of the mouth in both adults and children. We will also discuss how...
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What is Sweet Air Sedation?

What is Nitrous Oxide (Sweet Air)? Nitrous oxide, also known as sweet air because of its multiple flavor options, is a colorless and odorless substance that slows down the body’s reaction time. Sweet air sedation can result in a calm, euphoric feeling that can be used to treat pain and function as a mild sedative....
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The Difference Between Corporate Dental Offices vs. Private Dental Practices

In recent years, corporate dental practices have become more common. This shift toward corporate dentistry might mean increased options for potential patients to choose from, but what does it mean for the services provided and their costs? While there’s no clear winner in the debate between corporate dentistry vs private practice, there are several key...
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How Often Should You Get Your Teeth Cleaned at the Dentist? An In-Depth Guide

Many people often wonder, “how often should you get your teeth cleaned at the dentist?” Regular dental cleanings are essential to maintaining good oral health, but knowing just how frequent those visits should be can be a bit tricky. This comprehensive guide will provide you with all the necessary information you need on the subject....
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History of Dentistry

An In-Depth History of Dentistry: From Ancient Remedies to Modern Medicine

The field of dentistry has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Today, we enjoy the benefits of advanced dental care, but do we ever wonder about the journey that got us here? In this blog post, we will take a fascinating look at the history of dentistry, from its inception to the revolutionary...
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How to Fix Discolored Teeth: 5 Tips for Stained Teeth

Looking for a pearly white smile? Millions of people struggle with insecurity over their discolored teeth. In this article, we will walk you through the cause of discolored teeth, as well as how to prevent and improve discoloration. Keep reading to learn more! What causes tooth discoloration? Tooth discoloration is a common problem that can...
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Gum Recession Pain

There are few things more painful than a toothache or other oral conditions — including gum recession. Your mouth is filled with highly sensitive nerve endings, and without proper care and good oral hygiene, these nerve endings can become exposed and leave you gasping for relief. At All Smiles Care, we’re industry leaders in the...
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Missing Back Teeth Solutions: Options for Missing Teeth

Your teeth falling out is a common nightmare for many people, and the scary feeling sometimes lingers long after you wake up. A common question we get from patients at All Smiles Care is, “How common is tooth loss?” According to the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), about 178 million Americans are missing at least...
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The Best Treatment for Receding Gums

Picture a healthy smile. Teeth probably come to mind, but gum care is just as important. According to the CDC, 47.2% of aged 30+ adults have some sort of gum disease. Let’s take a closer look at the various causes, concerns, and treatments for gum recession. What is Gum Recession? Gum recession is a continuous...
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What to Do If You Have Excessive or Uneven Gums

Uneven gums are fairly common, but sometimes they can negatively affect the health or self-confidence of the people that have them. Not all uneven gums are created equal, however, so let’s take a closer look at the various causes, concerns, and treatments of uneven gums.   Causes of an Uneven Gum Line Uneven gums can be...
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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

The rule of thumb for dental implant longevity is: the better they’re taken care of, the longer they last. With great care, dental implants can last a lifetime. Generally, however, the lifespan of dental implants is about 15 to 25 years. What Are Dental Implants There are two main types of dental implants: endosteal implants...
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What to Expect at Your First Dental Appointment

Even though going to the dentist is a normal part of life, it’s normal to feel a bit anxious about it, especially if you’ve never been to that specific dentist before. Between general dental anxiety and getting everything you need in order, it can quickly become overwhelming to some. To keep everything from getting on...
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What is Family Dentistry?

Family dentistry refers to full-service dental practices providing care to patients of all ages, from kids to grandparents and everyone in between. This means your family can go to one location for all of your dental hygiene needs for a convenient, comprehensive experience. Whether you’re looking for routine examinations or more intensive services, we’re here...
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What Causes Bad Breath & How to Get Rid of It

While everyone has bad breath from time to time, when does it become a problem? Bad breath, technically known as halitosis, can be a chronic issue that can affect your day-to-day life if you can’t get it under control. It can be caused by a host of things, so it’s important that you understand the...
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When Do You Need Oral Surgery?

Instances Where Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is Needed Sometimes, going to the dentist means more than getting a routine checkup. In those instances, you may need a specialty service that requires the assistance of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. While All Smiles Care does not currently have an oral surgeon on staff, we are able...
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Cracked Tooth Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Having a cracked tooth can be a hassle to say the least. But, diagnosing them can be a little a bit tricky for both patients and dentists, especially because the fractures can be virtually undetectable until it’s too late. To help you identify a cracked tooth and seek treatment faster, we’ve put together this handy...
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Questions to Ask Your Pediatric Dentistry Clinic

Dental Care for Kids – FAQs When it’s time for small children to go to their first dentist appointment, it can be overwhelming, not just for them, but also for their parents. On top of needing to keep their children calm and collected as their dentists examine their teeth, parents need to stay on top...
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What to Expect From a Virtual Dentist Visit

What to Expect in a Virtual Dentist Appointment COVID-19 has changed the way many of us carry out our everyday lives. From grocery shopping to going on vacation, modifications have been made to ensure that people can remain safe and healthy. One modification that dentist offices have made is offering teledentistry services for their patients....
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What is Dry Mouth?

Also known as xerostomia, dry mouth is a condition where your salivary glands aren’t able to produce enough saliva to properly lubricate the mouth. This causes your mouth to feel constantly parched, which can be quite uncomfortable. It can also cause other symptoms such as bad breath, cracked lips, or a dry throat. The average...
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The Ultimate Guide to Dental Implants

Even though we talk a lot about general dentistry practices, the All Smiles Care team does a host of dental operations, including dental implants. Have you ever considered getting dental implants? If so, this is the article for you. Keep reading to learn everything you’d need to know about this cosmetic dental procedure. What Are...
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The Importance and Benefits of Flossing

The Benefits of Flossing Dental floss is an integral part of an at-home dental care routine. After all, using it consistently makes for a healthier mouth and a healthier you, overall. We talk a lot about flossing, but we often skip over the fundamentals of why flossing is important, to begin with. So, let’s get...
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3 Reasons Why You Should Incorporate Mouthwash into Your Oral Routine

You may not know it, but mouthwash isn’t only for controlling bad breath. Mouth wash is a valuable tool to have at your disposal when you are trying to build a healthy oral care routine. Right now, you may be using a mouthwash that functions more cosmetically to only reduce or prevent bad breath. But,...
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6 Ways to Deal with Dental Anxiety

How to Deal with Dental Anxiety Even though going to the dentist is generally seen as a normal part of life, many people are prone to feeling some degree of anxiety when it’s their time to go. Dental care is an essential part of maintaining overall health, and if someone feels anxious about a procedure,...
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Dental X-Rays: Why Dentists X-Ray Teeth

Why Dentists X-Ray Teeth When you go to the dentist for your semi-annual checkup, you may notice that at one of them, your hygienist requests that they perform x-rays for your dentist to review. Most of us have the procedure done without much thought, but there are a few people who have questions about it,...
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A Step-By-Step Guide to Tooth Fillings

If you’ve ever had a cavity, you’ve most likely have gotten a filling. Fillings are pretty straightforward from a dental perspective, but most people don’t really know the ins and outs of this procedure. We want to help our patients – past, present, and future – alleviate any negative feelings they may have surrounding this...
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Foods and Drinks That Are Great for Your Smile

The Best Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth Eating is, of course, one of the few things that everyone needs to do, so it’s important to eat well in order to keep our bodies healthy and happy for as long as possible. Doctors everywhere recommend that we eat a balanced diet consisting of mostly fruits...
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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush: Which One is Better?

Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush One of the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life is to brush and floss them regularly. Brushing your teeth is a great way to get rid of the surface-level grime that’s on your teeth and disrupt bacterial growth that happens in the mouth.  But,...
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Why You Should Floss Regularly

Yes, Your Dentist Can Tell You Haven’t Flossed Even though you’re supposed to brush twice a day and floss once a day, most people’s oral care routine consists of brushing at least once a day and flossing every once in a while. So, when it’s time for a biannual dentist appointment, they are compelled to...
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What You Don’t Know About Brushing Your Teeth

Tips for Brushing Your Teeth Having great oral care is one of the best ways to ensure that you’re taking care of yourself and your body. That’s why brushing (and flossing!) your teeth daily to monitor your mouth for any changes should be an integral part of your day. Everyone knows that you need to...
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TMJ Dentistry and Why You Should Consider It

Why You Should Consider TMJ Dentistry TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint of your body. In layman’s terms, TMJ is the joint where your corners or your jaw meet with the rest of your skull. Everyone has two of them, one on each side of the mouth, and they work together to perform...
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Should Your Top and Bottom Teeth Touch When Your Mouth Is Closed?

We would bet money that, as you’re reading this, you’re in a relaxed position and your top and bottom teeth are touching each other. Were we right? If yes, you’re not alone. Most people, when they close their mouths, automatically close their jaws completely, causing their teeth to touch. But, did you know that your...
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4 Signs You Need to See Your Dentist ASAP

4 Signs That You Should Visit a Dentist While it’s recommended that you visit your dentist twice a year, many people don’t quite make it that often. Or, they might not go for years or even at all due to a host of different reasons. And, unfortunately, these people can wait until they have a...
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4 Secrets To A Healthier Smile

Dental Care Tips for a Healthier Smile Everyone strives to have the best, healthiest smile they can. In doing that, they will buy teeth-whitening kits, get braces, and even consider getting cosmetic dental surgery. But, when considering all of the lengths people will go to for that picture-perfect smile, many people forget some of the...
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The Ultimate Guide to Toothpaste

Which Toothpaste is Best for You? Toothpaste in various forms has been a part of everyone’s daily lives since before the liquid stuff was put in a tube. Using it is an important part of day-to-day dental hygiene and it can make a significant difference to your overall oral health. So, that begs the question,...
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The Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures

The Top 4 Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures The perfect smile – everyone wants one, but due to genetics and general home care, not everyone has one. With the advancement of dental science, however, there are many procedures people can get done to get the smile they’ve always wanted. It seems like everyone is getting...
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5 Things You Didn’t Know Your Dentist Was Doing at Your Dental Checkup

5 Things Your Dentist Does at Your Dental Checkup Every six months, most people head to the dentist to get their bi-annual dental checkup. It usually takes about an hour to go through the entire procedure, but in that amount time, your dental team is doing a lot of great things you might not even...
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3 Things Nursing Moms Should Know About Dental Care

Dental Care for Nursing Mothers Bringing a baby into the world is an incredible and rewarding thing. Babies represent new beginnings, untapped potential, and, above all else, unconditional love. One of the first decisions you need to make for your new addition is whether or not you will opt to breastfeed them. Let’s be clear...
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Why You Should See Your Dentist Twice a Year

Why You Should See a Dentist Every 6 Months Going to the dentist is a huge part of your overall healthcare regime. If you go to the dentist regularly, you can set yourself up for great overall wellness. But, we wanted to delve into the frequently asked question: why is it recommended that people go...
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Teeth whitening: what is it and what are my options?

Tooth whitening brightens the color of your teeth through lightening to remove discoloration from the surface of your teeth. Who doesn’t want a bright, pearly white smile? Of course, it’s a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure, but it isn’t a one-time procedure. Though there are many ways to do it, the overall process of teeth whitening...
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Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s Oral Health

It’s that time of year again. Back to school season is right around the corner and you can already smell the notebook paper. After splashing around and having fun in the sun during summer break, your child may not be ready to head back into the halls of learning, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t...
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Why Do My Teeth Hurt? 5 Possible Reasons

Tooth pain is never fun, that much is obvious. However, what isn’t always obvious is the source of your suffering. Feeling pain in your mouth is a common problem, and many people are quick to blame a cavity for their pain. However, before rushing to conclusions it’s important to consider the other possible explanations. Teeth...
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Help Your Child Develop Great Oral Hygiene with These Tips

One of the most chronic conditions in the United States is tooth decay. In fact, 1 in every 5 children in the United States has tooth decay before the age of 10. It’s up to us parents to help our children establish good oral hygiene young. An ounce of prevention is a pound of cure,...
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What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Most people recognize wisdom teeth as the pesky molars that need to be removed and leave you looking like a chipmunk post-procedure. From infancy to adulthood, our teeth erupt in stages. Our final teeth are our wisdom teeth which happen to be the third set of molars we have come in on both the upper...
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Not Just For Teeth! 20 Surprising Ways To Use Toothpaste

While toothpaste is a necessity for proper oral hygiene, it also has a number of amazing uses around the home. It can do so many things like polish, remove scratches, and soothe the skin. If you’re going to try any of these, it is best to use a white, non-gel toothpaste. Be sure not to...
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Bet You Didn’t Know These 10 Surprising Facts About Your Teeth

Dental procedures, oral hygiene habits, and routine dentistry have come a long way throughout the years. From animal-hair bristle toothbrushes to electric water picks, and chalk to fluoride toothpaste, you can see that there’s a lot of information you might not know about your teeth! Here are 10 unusual facts about your teeth that might...
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Dental Health & Pregnancy

Oral Health & Pregnancy: What You Need To Know

Pregnancy and oral health questions are very common for new and expecting moms. The stick reads: you’re pregnant. You’re expecting a baby, but you’re also expecting lots of physical changes over the next nine months, to say the last. While you might have some idea of what to expect while you’re expecting, you might not...
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Improve your smile with these 5 New Year's Resolutions

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Smile

As 2017 has drawn to a close and 2018 is upon us, it’s time to consider New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year. A common New Year’s resolution is to lead a healthier lifestyle. Many of us, however, aren’t likely to follow through. But finding a way to keep up with your New Year’s resolution...
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6 Foods to Avoid this Holiday Season for a Better Smile

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the tradition of overindulging in seasonal treats. Christmas cookies, spiked cider, and eggnog can bring a smile to anyone’s face. But, some holiday treats might harm that pretty smile. What typical holiday foods and drinks will leave yellow stains on your teeth, increase your chances...
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Avoid the Embarrassment of Bad Breath with These Tips

As the holiday season gets closer, calendars begin to fill up with social engagements. From work parties to the annual neighborhood gathering there will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate the season with friends and family. These holiday parties are a time to relax and have fun with your loved ones. No one wants to...
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How To Improve Your Smile

How Can I Improve my Smile? Find Answers Here

It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile. But, having crooked, chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth can result in multiple issues not only with your oral health but with your confidence as well and can lead to less smiling. However, with all the different types of cosmetic dentistry available, it’s easy to...
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