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Should You Worry about Discolored Baby Teeth?

Baby teeth, also called primary teeth are an important part of your child’s development. Teeth help children chew nutritious foods and help with language and speech development.  Baby teeth are also a sign your little one is growing. First teeth

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How we Diagnose and Treat Sensitive Teeth

Why can eating ice cream or hot soup hurt your teeth? Tooth sensitivity is a real issue for many people and can be inconvenient and frustrating. The good news is there are treatment options available if you experience sensitivity. To

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How to Spot These 7 Dental Issues in Your Children

Having kids is an enormous (and enormously fulfilling) job. As the saying goes “kids don’t come with a manual.” While there isn’t a manual, there are dental experts! If you’re a parent and are wondering if your child’s oral habits

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Can People Really Have Soft Teeth?

In many fields of science there is folklore mixed with scientific facts. Stories and beliefs handed down from previous generations can permeate the way we still talk about and understand things. One of these myths is ‘having soft teeth’.  We

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Should I be Concerned about My Bad Breath?

Bad breath happens to the best of us. Even if you brush and floss exactly how your dentist tells you to, a garlicky meal or acid reflux can make your breath less than kissable. So, what do you do? How

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Pregnancy & Your Smile

Before we begin talking about the changes pregnancy can cause in your mouth, we want you to know your smile is entirely unique and will remain so during your pregnancy, and your Brandon dental team does not want you to

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What Can Your Teeth Tell Scientists?

There are a lot of things teeth can tell you about yourself, even more that dentists can determine during examinations, and even more that can be discovered by scientists. For example, you can often feel when you have something stuck

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Move Over, Mono: Another Kissing Disease?

If you’ve heard about (or experienced) mononucleosis, often shortened to “mono” or “the kissing disease”, you might think it can’t be compared to gum disease in any way. However, there is one trait these infections have in common. According to

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Do You Smooch Your Pooch?

We’ve all heard the expression that a dog is a (hu)man’s best friend, and dog lovers wouldn’t disagree. There’s also a common misconception that “a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s mouth”. As it turns out, that’s not true

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Should I Be Screening Myself for Oral Cancer?

In a word: Ab-so-lute-ly! Pretend those hyphens are the “clapping hands” emoji, because we want to emphasize how important it is to get up close and personal with your mouth in the interests of oral cancer detection.  Currently, oral cancer

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