Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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It can be tempting to put off removing your wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause major daily disruptions, and we often receive questions about the warning signs or symptoms that those bothersome teeth need to come out. The top three signs of impacted teeth are: 1. Pain 2. Swollen or tender gums 3. Swollen or tender jaw   Impacted wisdom …

How to Prevent Tooth Stains

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Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself and been disappointed at the color of your teeth? Do you avoid smiling with your teeth because of unsightly stains? You aren’t alone. Stains to your teeth’s enamel is natural with age, yet they can also be caused by other factors, some of which can be preventable. The top staining culprits …

Dental Protection Plan: Is it for you?

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Dental insurance can be a stressful and confusing topic. Deductibles, claims, red tape, and treatments that are not covered are just some of the hassles involved when dealing with paying for your oral health. At All Smiles, we have an excellent option for those without dental insurance, or anyone who wants to invest in their smile without any unwanted financial …

Why does everything taste different after brushing?

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Orange juice is the common culprit, but if you have brushed your teeth then eaten or drank soon afterwards, you have probably noticed that nothing really tastes very good! We assumed it was just the minty taste of the toothpaste mixing with other flavors, but upon a little research, found that there is some actual “science” behind the annoyance. Sodium …

Calcium– how much is enough?

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We all hear that calcium is important for tooth and bone health, but how much do we really need to consume? It isn’t a straight answer across the board. Calcium is age dependent, with pregnant women and seniors requiring the most.   Calcium Requirements by age: Infants from birth to 1 year: 400-600 mg Children ages 1-10: 800 mg Preteens …

Is a bad bite affecting your sleep?

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A misaligned bite, technically called a malocclusion, can lead to snoring, TMJ issues, or sleep apnea. A bad bite can have numerous causes: genetics, missing teeth, tonsils or adenoids blocking the airway, thumb-sucking, an accident, and so on. Whatever the cause, the misaligned bite can cause issues that impact your appearance, from the shape of your face to your smile, …

The power of a smile

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  Do you find yourself smiling often throughout the day? If not, you should– and this doesn’t just benefit those around you! While your smile does have the power to make a difference to someone else, the act of smiling alone is able to force your body into producing lower stress levels, and boost your mood–even if that smile is …

Have a whiter, brighter smile in no time!

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Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself and felt embarrassed or unhappy about your smile? Have you wondered how your teeth have become yellow or stained over time? Fortunately, discolored teeth is an easy fix with many options. Tooth discoloration is generally caused by a couple of factors: The aging process– as we age, the enamel of our …

Stop ear ringing and buzzing today!

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If your ears are ringing, congested, or painful and you have already been cleared of an ear infection, it could be TMJ. It can be very frustrating to be told by your doctor that your ears are clear, yet you continue to hear ringing or buzzing coupled with pain and discomfort. When your temporomandibular joint is not functioning as it should, …