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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Understanding Fillings Versus Inlays & Onlays

Many patients are familiar with dental fillings, as they are the most popular way of repairing a cavity within a tooth. For teeth that have large areas of decay or damage, a dental crown may be recommended. However, there are also restorative optionswhen the tooth damage is too big for a simple filling but too…

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Should You Consider Sedation Dentistry?

Going to the dentist may not excite you. However, there is a difference between simply dreading your dental visit and experiencing real anxiety and fear at the thought of sitting in a dental chair. If you are not getting the proper dental care you need due to anxiety, you are not alone. According to Colgate…

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How Will You Smile Brighter This Year?

If you are like most Americans, you are happy to welcome a brand new year. With the fresh start of 2021, what strides will you be making to look and feel your best? While you may be listing resolutions to decrease your waist size or protect your wallet in the new year, don’t forget about…

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Dental Implants and Osteoporosis

More than 40 million people in the United States either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones so what should this have to do with replacing missing teeth? The Role of Bone Density in Implant Dentistry If you are interested in dental implants, your…

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