The All Smiles Blog

If you have any presence on social media in the past two weeks, you have seen the phenomenon…your friends, happily dumping buckets of ice over their heads in the name of ALS Awareness. Some people think it’s awesome– a great way to draw attention and funds to a much needed area of research. Some people...
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3 options for missing teeth Losing one or more teeth is not life-threatening, but if you have experienced it you certainly know how life-changing it can be. Are you more self-conscious when you smile, laugh or talk? Has difficulty with chewing affected your ability to enjoy eating? These are common issues with tooth loss, but...
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In simple terms, probiotics are good bacteria that benefit your immune system, digestive system, and other aspects of your health. There are some foods and drinks that naturally contain probiotics such as yogurt, buttermilk, tempeh, kefir, and sourdough. You can also take probiotic supplements in order to add these helpful bacteria into your system. Some...
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3 types of dental fillings and what to know about them Is it time to visit your dentist for a check-up? Do you have a nagging feeling, accompanied by an achy tooth, that you might have a new cavity? Do you know what filling types are available or what fillings are made of today? Modern...
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What’s causing that jaw clenching and teeth grinding? Do you grind your teeth so much that it wakes you or your sleep partner in the middle of the night? Does your face hurt in the morning or at the end of the day because you constantly clench your jaw? If any of this sounds familiar,...
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“I must taste sweet!” “Bugs just love me…” “They find me every time….”   Have you ever wondered why you seem to be the one getting all the pesky mosquito bites? No one knows for sure what makes some people the prime target at backyard bbqs, while others remain unscathed, but scientists have discovered nine...
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3 treatments for your TMJ pain TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint, is an acronym used interchangeably with TMD and TMJD to refer to a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. If you suffer daily with this disorder, you know too well that it is more than a simple pain in the neck. If you have persistent aching in your...
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Getting in a brushing habit can be a battle! Children are already tired at bedtime, causing them to be even less cooperative while completing their nighttime hygiene routine. Here are a few tips on getting your children’s teeth cleaned successfully. 1. Start young.  Begin brushing your baby’s gums even before their teeth come in. They...
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What are your gums telling you? Do you have red, sore gums? Have you noticed any bleeding or tenderness when you brush your teeth lately? Do you have any discomfort when you chew or teeth that seem a bit unstable and loose? These are all indications of an oral infection called gum disease. If you...
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Bleeding gums is certainly unpleasant, and can cause some to avoid visiting the dentist or performing necessary dental hygiene practices. Sometimes, sensitive gums is a product of genetics or pregnancy, while other times it is a result of dental hygiene issues. Here are four steps to avoid bleeding gums resulting from hygiene practices. 1. Use the...
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