Could Veneers Be Your Instant Orthodontics?

Think your crooked teeth or gapped smile can only be fixed with metal braces? Think again. For certain situations, you may not even need orthodontic treatment at all. In fact, porcelain veneers, one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, can often be used as “instant orthodontics.” Here’s a closer look at what veneers are…

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Top Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth

It’s never ideal to lose your natural teeth. However, tooth loss does happen. In fact, a permanent tooth can fall out or need to be extracted due to severe decay or disease as well as sudden trauma or extensive damage. Regardless of how you lost a tooth or where it was located in your mouth,…

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Not Flossing? Let’s Change That

Have you been flossing? It is the dreaded question we get at the dentist. To answer the question truthfully, you can’t count the two times you flossed right before your appointment. If you are like most Americans, you are failing to uphold your flossing job. In fact, more than half of the United States population…

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Are You Neglecting Your Tongue?

Are you brushing your tongue? Your daily oral hygiene routine should include more than cleaning your teeth and gums. In fact, not brushing your tongue can lead to several dental health problems and sabotage the parts of your mouth that you do clean regularly. Brushing the tongue is a quick and easy step – here’s…

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The Dangers of Dry Mouth

You may not realize how much you need your spit – until it is gone. Low saliva production, also known as dry mouth, can be quite uncomfortable to deal with. Everyday activities such as eating, speaking and swallowing can become a challenge if you don’t have adequate amounts of saliva in your mouth. But did…

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Why Adults Love Six Month Smiles

Most people associate orthodontics with children and teens. While the majority of orthodontic patients are under the age of 18, that doesn’t mean that adults can’t benefit from smile-straightening treatments too. Unfortunately, many adults shy away from orthodontics due to the time and effort that traditional braces demand. As a working adult or busy parent,…

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Tooth Extraction: How to Recover Best?

At all cost, we try to avoid removing a natural tooth. However, there are several situations that make tooth removal the best solution. Whether you have severe decay or need teeth extracted for orthodontic reasons, you can trust Grateful Dental to provide a positive experience. This includes informing our patients about the procedure and the…

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Common Dental Health Issues in Kids

Cavities are not the only dental problem that children face. The truth is, there are many oral health issues that children and adults are equally susceptible to. Both baby teeth and permanent teeth demand proper care and attention if you want them to retain their health and appearance. Don’t be alarmed if your child suffers…

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Are You Eating for a Healthy Smile?

What you put into your body undoubtedly affects how it looks and functions. While you may be aware of how your diet impacts your heart, your stomach or your energy levels, you should also know that nutrition plays a large role in your oral health too. In fact, there are certain foods that can wreak…

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Are You Living with Disruptive Jaw Pain?

Do you suffer from jaw clicking, morning headaches or a stiff jaw on a daily basis? These are symptoms of TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. This condition, which may occur at any age, can involve the surrounding nerves, tissues and muscles that support your jaw joint. In many cases, TMD develops over time due to…

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