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The Important Reasons for Mouth Guards
A mouth guard is a soft plastic or laminate device used in sports to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw. The American Dental Association projects that one third of all dental injuries are sports related. The use of a mouth gu...

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What Is Fluorosis?
Your permanent teeth form under your gums in the jawbone during early childhood. Except for your wisdom teeth, the crowns (the part you see in the mouth) of all of the permanent teeth fully form by the time you are about 8 years old. If you consume too much...

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What you should know about dry mouth
Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while — if they are nervous, upset or under stress. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to serious health problems. Dry mouth can Cause difficulties in tasting, chewing...

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Lost Filling or Crown
Fillings, which are materials used to fill cavities in the teeth, and crowns, which slip over and cover the tops of damaged teeth, sometimes loosen and fall out. This is rarely an emergency, but it can be painful because the exposed tooth tissue is often se...

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TMJ Disorder Treatment
What Is TMJ? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), located just in front of the lower part of the ear, allows the lower jaw to move. The TMJ is a ball-and-socket joint, just like the hip or shoulder. When the mouth opens wide, the ball (called the condyle) com...

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Having a Dental Emergency?
Tooth pain can occur at any time, and it's one of the reasons that people go to a dentist, and we don't want you to wait overnight. Strong biting can fracture your tooth and you may have severe pain in result. Tooth pain also can be occured by hot or cold d...

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Helping Children Prevent Decay and Cavities
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, an increase in sugar intake may lead school children to a high risk of cavities. In the past 15 months, researchers have studied dietary habits of preschoolers and have monitored their teeth, and the study show...

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Kids Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, and More
Toothpastes So many toothpastes are on the market today, choosing one can be confusing. When buying toothpaste for your child, look for one that contains fluoride and tastes good. Some toothpastes also are approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). ...

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Parents have a key role in helping their children to develop a proper oral hygiene routine in the first years of their life. Parents should lead and supervise their children’s toothbrushing approximately for the first 12 years, until motor and mental functions allow the child to routinely perform a proper toothbrushing technique alone. For more info, please contact your Bonney Lake dentist, Light Dental Studios of Bonney Lake today!

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How Do I Treat Gum Disease?
Although gum
disease is an entirely preventable, it is a chronic oral health problem
affecting countless adults. While there a number of available treatments,
long-term care is often dependent on how far the disease has progressed. Gum
Disease Prevention Id...
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