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Putting Pain and Anxiety to Rest: Your Anesthetic and Sedative Options

Panicking at the mere thought of visiting the dentist?

From mild anxiety to a full-blown phobia, fear of dental work is an all-too-common problem that stands between many individuals and the oral health care they need.
However, you need not choose between suffering in the chair or staying away until it is an emergency. Between various types of anesthesia and several kinds of sedatives, there are more options than you might think to avoid pain or discomfort.

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TMJ: It's Nothing to Yawn About

Have you been ignoring that clicking sound coming from your jaw? Or are you quick to dismiss the stiff, achy feeling your mouth has in the morning? Don't let these things go unchecked! You might find yourself in for a rude awakening.

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Taste Loss: It Could Be a Dental Problem

Most adults know that poor oral hygiene results in cavities and gum disease, but did you know that it can also cause taste loss?

From salty to sweet, spicy to savory – failing to take proper care of your mouth can impede your ability to taste and enjoy just about any type of food set before you. Dentists call this condition "dysguesia", and if you haven't heard about it, here's what you should be aware of to prevent and/or treat this unpleasant taste disorder.

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For good dental health, watch what you eat!

The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, too.
Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, but the good news is that it is entirely preventable. It happens when plaque come into contact with sugar in the mouth, causing acid to attack the teeth.

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4 Dental Do's For Expectant Mothers

Free up some time in your calendars, moms-to-be! The OB-GYN visits may be coming fast and furious, but believe it or not, there's someone else you need to be seeing to protect your health and that of your baby: your dentist.

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