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5 Major Dental Concerns for Teens
06/07/2021

Adolescence is a period of exploration and adventure. During this stage, your teen will be going through one of the most challenging and important stages of their life. Kids learn how to deal with their emotions and try out new things during adolescence. However, these adolescent years can lead to poor dental hygiene and consequently dental problems.

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Pediatric Bruxism: Causes, Signs, and Treatment
05/19/2021

Occasional teeth clenching might not cause much damage to your child’s teeth. However, you should intervene in cases of chronic teeth grinding and clenching. Read on to learn the causes, signs, and how to manage bruxism, or regular teeth clenching and grinding.

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7 Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry for Your Kids
03/05/2021

Many children need sedation dentistry to best deal with a wide variety of dental issues that pop up during childhood. Still others need it for routine dental exams. Studies have shown that it is a safe solution to many problems that children may have with dental treatment. Consider these reasons you may want to choose sedation for your children during their next dental visit.

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3 Eating Tips to Give Your Child Healthy Teeth
02/03/2021

Diet plays a big role in oral or dental health. A good diet is especially necessary for children whose oral tissues, including teeth, are still forming. Early adoption of good eating habits may also help the child retain the habits for life. Below are three tips for eating habits that will promote good oral health for your child.

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Why Does Your Child Have Another Row of Erupting Teeth?
01/05/2021

If you notice that your child has another row of teeth erupting behind his or her baby teeth, you may wonder if this new row is a cause for concern. What you could actually be seeing are incoming adult teeth. This extra row of incoming adult teeth is colloquially known as shark teeth. Take a look at why this happens and whether or not your child needs treatment.

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Heart Health and Dental Care | Treasured Smiles Dentistry
12/20/2020

If you have a heart condition or pacemaker or you are at risk for heart disease, then you may visit a cardiologist to treat your condition and reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other complications. While it may seem odd to visit a dentist to treat your heart condition, it's actually an important part of your overall care.

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Common Dental Issues Found in Young Children
12/10/2020

As a parent, you likely set a standard for your child's dental health. Children mirror what they see, and you can demonstrate the need for excellent dental care.

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4 Strategies for Fighting Tooth Sensitivity
12/01/2020

If you find yourself wincing with pain when you drink hot or cold beverages, find out what you can do to fix your overly sensitive teeth.

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Questions to Ask If Your Child Missed a Dental Checkup
08/10/2020

Did your child miss their last dental checkup? If you're not sure whether to reschedule the appointment right now or wait until later, take a look at the questions to ask.

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What You Should Know About CEREC
04/20/2020

Don’t wait for a crown. CEREC can give you the crown you need the same day. Discover some key points to understand about CEREC and its benefits.

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4 Dental Treatments to Help With Chronic Bad Breath
03/17/2020

No one wants bad breath. Proper oral hygiene can help prevent bad breath, and your dentist can add extra protection. Learn about a variety of dental treatments and procedures used to help reverse bad breath and improve your overall dental health.

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Do You Have Worn Teeth? Here's What You Should Know
10/17/2019

Just like your favorite jeans, teeth wear over time. In fact, approximately 97 percent of people have some degree of wear and tear on their teeth. It's a natural part of the aging process. And it doesn't really become a problem unless the process gets accelerated in some way through attrition, abrasion, or erosion.

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5 Leading Causes of Bad Breath
09/10/2019

Everyone has bad breath at one time or another, but if your breath is chronically smelly, you may have underlying causes. If you want to improve your breath, but you aren't sure what causes the bad breath, check out these five leading causes of bad breath.

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What You Need to Know About Hyperdontia
09/10/2019

Most humans start with 20 primary teeth, which fall out to make room for the 32 permanent teeth you have as an adult. If you have hyperdontia, however, too many teeth start growing. This is medically referred to as supernumerary teeth, but they are basically extra teeth. If you believe you or your child has hyperdontia, check out these commonly asked questions to learn more.

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Is Your Toothbrush Dirty?
07/28/2019

Toothbrushes clean themselves when you brush your teeth, right? Not at all. Your mouth naturally has a lot of bacteria, and while some of it is healthy, some of it is unwanted. While you may think you keep your toothbrush pretty clean, it may actually be harboring lots of potential diseases. Check out these frequently asked questions to learn more about toothbrush cleanliness.

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How to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene Habits While Traveling
07/18/2019

A vacation may mean that you get to throw your routine behind you, sleep in, and eat more carbs than you normally would, but it doesn't mean that you get to throw everything out the window; especially your oral health. To make sure that you don't come back from vacation with a mouth full of cavities, this article will take a closer look at a few ways that you can keep your mouth happy while you're traveling.

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How Tobacco Destroys Your Mouth
06/04/2019

Despite the alarming and proven harmful effects of tobacco, many Americans continue to smoke cigarettes and use tobacco products like chew. Unfortunately, like many bad habits, tobacco consumption can hurt every part of your body, including your mouth and oral health. If you smoke or chew tobacco, learn how tobacco can destroy your mouth.

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Keep the Beneficial Bacteria in Your Mouth Healthy
05/14/2019

Your tooth surfaces provide a wonderful habitat for bacteria to grow. And because your mouth also provides a great environment for bacteria, you can never completely banish bacteria from your teeth. But fortunately, you don't need to do that in order to have great dental health. Some bacteria can actually be beneficial.

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What to Know About Your Child's Primary Teeth
03/21/2019

Early dental care is essential for long-term oral health, which is why you should take your child to the dentist at an early age. Not only will this familiarize them with the dentist and common dental procedures, but it will also ensure your child's permanent teeth develop as healthy as possible. Check out these facts you should know about your child's primary teeth.

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Get Your Gums Used to Flossing
02/25/2019

If you aren't particularly excited about starting a better flossing habit, here are a few ways you can help your gums acclimate.

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Do You Need Root Canal Treatment?
01/31/2019

A root canal treatment may save dying teeth from needing to be removed. Learn about a few common reasons you may need a root canal procedure.

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6 Steps to Improve Your Smile in the New Year
12/11/2018

The New Year is coming soon! This is the perfect time of year to work on your New Year’s resolutions. If your smile is looking a little yellow, why not resolve to improve its appearance? Adopt these six healthy dental hygiene habits to brighten your smile in the coming year. 

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4 Reasons to Choose Bonding for a Damaged Tooth
11/06/2018

Today, patients with discolored, cracked, chipped, and decayed teeth have an array of tooth repair options. Dental implants, crowns, and veneers are some of the cosmetic dentistry solutions for unsightly teeth and gaps in the smile.

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Dental Care for a Child With Autism
10/26/2018

Your child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) deserves to have a healthy smile. Learn some tips for helping your child with ASD take care of their teeth.

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Children and Halitosis
09/28/2018

From smoking to drinking too much coffee or soda, several things can cause adults to suffer from halitosis, or bad breath. Indulging in bad habits are a few reasons why a parent lives with halitosis, but why does this condition also affect their child? Children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers, live with bad breath.

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Your Toddler and Pacifiers
09/11/2018

Continued use of pacifiers, or sucking on a finger or thumb, can negatively impact a child's dental health and appearance. Here is some important information about the benefits of pacifiers for newborns and how to help you infant or toddler beat their pacifier or thumb-sucking habit.

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5 Facts About Dehydration and Tooth-Friendly Summer Beverages
07/19/2018

Kids and adults develop intense summer thirst while engaging in yard work, weekend hikes, and team sports. Keep yourself and your kids hydrated this summer with healthy, tooth-enhancing drinks. Here's what you should know about dehydration and healthy drinks.

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4 Facts About Traumatic Dental Injuries
07/02/2018

In summer, physical injuries to teeth occur due to mishaps at sporting events, car collisions while traveling, and other incidents during summer activities like biking and swimming.

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Eating Disorders and Dental Health: A Guide for Preservation and Recovery
04/30/2018

While awareness of eating disorders has grown, they are still a pressing health concern for teenagers and young adults. Children and older adults can also have eating disorders. There are a number of health problems that come from long-term disordered eating, and your teeth can suffer just as much as the rest of your body. Bulimia and anorexia nervosa both impact your oral health. While treating and recovering from an eating disorder, you'll need to confer with your dentist about how you can help get your smile back on track. Consider how your teeth can be affected by an eating disorder and what your dentist can do to help you repair the damage.

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4 Facts for Parents About Hyperdontia in Children
03/27/2018

Extra teeth can grow in front of or behind the baby teeth inside the mouth of a small child. An extra tooth may begin growing between the two front permanent teeth of an older child. Two peg-shaped teeth may form behind a child's top incisors. An entire extra mouthful of tooth buds can grow alongside a child's actual teeth.

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Basic Habits and Lifestyle Choices That Lead to Healthy Teeth and Gums
03/01/2018

Healthy teeth don't happen by accident. Many people must make specific lifestyle choices and develop good habits that can help them keep their teeth healthy. Knowing the best way to floss, brush, and care for your teeth can help you avoid dental problems like cavities.

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Tips for Helping Your Children Rock at Brushing Their Teeth
02/05/2018

Children need to learn proper brushing techniques and develop healthy habits from the start. Otherwise, they may suffer with tooth decay that can lead to a variety of problems. According to ABC News, children in the U.S. lost 51 million school hours to dental problems in one year. Help your kids prevent tooth decay by teaching them how to rock at brushing their teeth.

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Adult Tooth Extraction | Treasured Smiles Dentistry, LLC
01/24/2018

When you think of tooth extractions, you may picture a child's first wobbly tooth or the more complex procedure surrounding wisdom tooth removal. However, some adult patients need tooth extractions other than wisdom tooth surgery.

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Talk to Your Teen About the Harmful Effects of Vaping
01/03/2018

As kids transition from grade school to middle or high school, they're tempted to try grownup activities that aren't necessarily good for them. One of these newest temptations is the use of an electronic, or e-cigarette. This habit, called vaping, is intended to replace tobacco smoke with a vaporized form of the drug. Many believe that vaping is a harmless habit because you’re not inhaling smoke. However, vape pens aren’t any better for your oral health than regular cigarettes. Here’s how you can discuss vaping and its effect on teeth with your kids.

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How Can Hidden Tooth Decay Affect Your Teeth and Body?
12/07/2017

If your enamel looks almost perfect with no signs of tooth decay, you might think it's okay to put off your dental appointments. Even if you think your teeth are healthy, cavities can show up in places you can't see with the naked eye. If you don't find and treat the decay, it can potentially cause lifelong problems for you, including pain and infection. Here are things to know about hidden tooth decay and what you can do to detect it and protect your teeth from having problems.

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Sensitive Teeth: Causes Sensitive Teeth: Causes, Prevention and Treatment Options
11/06/2017

Around 57 percent of adults aged 20 to 50 suffer from sensitive teeth. If you having trouble enjoying a glass of ice water or hot cup of coffee, you might struggle with this issue. Going to the dentist is the first step in determining whether you have sensitive teeth and what you can do to avoid the discomfort. Here are a few of the most common reasons why you're dealing with sensitive teeth, ways to prevent sensitive teeth and treatment options available.

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Older Adults Often Have an Increased Need for Dental Care
Older Adults Often Have an Increased Need for Dental Care
10/09/2017

As you get older, several factors put you at higher risk for oral health problems. Thinning enamel, gum disease, ill-fitting dentures, side effects of certain medications and medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis can increase your need for dental treatment.

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FAQs About CEREC Crowns
FAQs About CEREC Crowns | Treasured Smiles Dentistry, LLC
08/31/2017

Dental procedures can take significant period of time. Receiving a traditional crown is one of the most notoriously lengthy treatments. Luckily, more and more patients now have the option to choose CEREC same-day crowns instead.

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How Can You Know for Sure That Veneers Are Right for You
08/02/2017

If you've spent years being slightly to extremely dissatisfied with your smile (and its impact on your overall appearance), you may have considered dental veneers as one of your restorative options.

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6 Terrible Dental Habits That Kids Should Break Today
6 Terrible Dental Habits That Kids Should Break Today
06/28/2017

All parents want their kids to have healthy teeth and gums. That's why endless hours go into making dental care more fun, and moms and dads strive to motivate their children to brush their teeth for a full two minutes each night. Regular visits to the dentist are also an important part of helping kids attain optimal oral health.

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Trauma to Baby Teeth
Trauma to Baby Teeth: What Parents Need to Know
06/08/2017

Tooth injuries are an unfortunate reality, especially for young children who have not developed the best coordination and muscle control. Many times, tooth injuries are superficial, and they heal just as quickly as an injury to any other part of a fast-growing child's body.

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6 Tips for Proper Dental Care in Your Baby's First Year
6 Tips for Proper Dental Care in Your Baby's First Year
05/02/2017

Even though your child will start losing them in elementary school, baby teeth are essential for your little one's ongoing dental health. They allow your child to chew and to develop proper speech patterns, and they guide the adult teeth into place. A lifetime of good dental health starts with proper dental care during your child's first year of life. Follow these six tips for a healthy first year!

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How Exercise Helps Keep Your Enamel Healthy

You've probably heard that exercise is good for your health. But did you know that it's good for the hard covering on your teeth as well? The crystalline enamel that covers each tooth can wear away from acidic foods, plaque, or friction and stress.

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Reasons Teeth Don't Erupt | Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Ideally, all your teeth fully erupt from under the gum line. However, some dental conditions can prevent this. Learn more about tooth eruption.

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3 Dental Problems That Porcelain Veneers Can Fix

Do you want to use porcelain veneers to fix an aesthetic issue? Take a look at this overview of the dental problems that porcelain veneers can fix.

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