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Tooth Whitening Products and Procedures

There are many different tooth whitening products and procedures available, including whitening toothpastes, over-the-counter gels, rinses, strips, trays, and whitening products obtained from a dentist. However, whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow-ish teeth will probably bleach well, brownish-colored teeth may bleach less well, and grayish-hued teeth may not bleach well […]

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Which Kind of Floss is Best?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once a day to achieve optimal oral health. By flossing daily, you help remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where the toothbrush can’t reach. But with so many different types on the market, which kind of floss is best? The simple answer is that […]

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What Kind of Toothbrush is Best?

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the toothbrush has been around for nearly 5,000 years. ‘Chew sticks’ of bone, wood, ivory and hog bristles all were used in the past to clean teeth, and the nylon bristled toothbrush that we now use wasn’t invented until 1938. We’re taught that using a toothbrush regularly is […]

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What Happens If You Stop Brushing?

Can’t ever find the time to take care of your teeth? According to the American Dental Association, about half of Americans don’t floss daily, and one in five don’t brush twice daily – so you’re not alone. But you may want to reconsider. It’s easy to start wondering why brushing is so important, which leads […]

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TMD/TMJ

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) happen as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. These disorders are often incorrectly called TMJ, for temporomandibular joint. What Is the Temporomandibular Joint? The temporomandibular joint is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the […]

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What Are Gingivitis and Periodontitis?

What is Gingivitis Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease that causes irritation, redness and swelling of your gums. Because gingivitis can be mild, you may not be aware that you have the condition. But it’s important to take gingivitis seriously and treat it promptly, as it can lead to much more […]

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Dental Implants

Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss – mostly due to tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease), or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, denture-retention implants and dental implants are available. What Are Denture-Retention Implants? Denture-retention implants, also […]

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Handling Common Dental Problems and Emergencies

Handling Common Dental Problems Any dental problem can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental issue can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment later on. Here are some tips on what to do in the case of these common dental […]

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Nutrition and Your Oral Health

Your Diet Affects Your Oral Health! An important element for good oral health is simply eating a balanced diet and limiting between-meal snacks. Nutrition and your oral health are very closely linked: your mouth is highly sensitive to poor nutrition, which can lead to tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, and bad breath. You may be […]

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What to Expect at Your First Visit

Many people are a bit nervous about seeing a new dentist or making an appointment when they haven’t been to a dentist for a while. We’d like to make it easy for you! Making an Appointment If you’re in the Fort Smith area and looking for a dentist, you can either call our office at […]

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