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Conquer dental anxiety.

Dental Anxiety? Try These 6 Tips to Relax in the Dental Chair

Simple techniques to combat your dental anxiety. Dental anxiety is a serious issue for many patients, leading to fear of the dentist or serious stress surrounding dental treatment. It can even impede patients from getting the care they need, causing dental issues to become much worse.  Dental anxiety and dentophobia impact patients of all ages…
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Dental bridges restore your smile.

Dental Bridges: How They Restore Your Smile and Oral Function

Dental bridges are often the right solution to restore a smile that’s missing a tooth. They’re among the most common restorative dentistry treatments and can help you enjoy a full, healthy, and beautiful smile once more. Here’s what you need to know about dental bridges and how they can help you. What are dental bridges?…
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Find relief from tooth sensitivity.

Tooth Sensitivity: Top Causes, Treatments, and How to Find Relief

Find Relief From Tooth Sensitivity Some people suffer from tooth sensitivity, and that can make eating and drinking anything extremely hot or cold a pain to consume. The pain can be sharp and sudden, and some people report feeling the pain deep in the tooth’s roots. But there are treatments for sensitive teeth, and the…
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Take care of tooth stains.

Coffee, Tea, and Red Wine: How to Manage Tooth Stains from the Most Common Culprits

Don’t let discolored teeth ruin your smile. It happens to all of us over time—our teeth lose their whiteness from staining caused by the foods and drinks we consume. The most common culprits of tooth stains are dark-colored foods, like tomatoes and berries, and drinks like tea, coffee, and red wine. Other stain causers are…
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Reduce your risk of oral cancer.

Tobacco, Alcohol, and Oral Cancer: How to Reduce Your Risks

When it comes to cancer, you don’t tend to hear much about oral cancer. Of course, we hear all about breast cancer, lung cancer, and skin cancer (don’t forget to wear your sunscreen), but the truth is, you can get cancer in your mouth, too. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, around 58,450…
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Acid reflux can harm oral health.

Acid Reflux and Dental Health: 5 Tips to Protect Your Teeth From the Effects of GERD

If you’ve never experienced acid reflux, consider yourself among the lucky ones. According to Yale Medicine, over 20% of people experience acid reflux. And it’s not a pleasant feeling—that feeling when your stomach’s content regurgitates its way back into your esophagus. Not only does it make you feel unwell, but it can leave a horrid…
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Understand wisdom tooth extraction.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction: When, Why, and What to Expect

Did you know? Most adults start off with 32 teeth, but here’s the scoop—four of them, the wisdom teeth, might stir up trouble if they linger too long. Enter wisdom tooth extraction, a common dental procedure. Understanding why and when it’s needed is key. Join us at Monroe Family Dentistry as we unravel the why,…
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Bruxism can affect your mental health.

Stress and Your Smile: The Connection to Bruxism and Your Mental Health

In our fast-paced lives, stress is no stranger. Approximately three in five adults confess to feeling stressed, often due to various reasons. What many don’t realize is the toll stress can take on our bodies, especially our smiles.  In this article, we’ll take a look at the link between stress, bruxism (teeth grinding), and mental…
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Understanding your options for dentures.

Traditional Dentures vs. Overdentures With Implants: What’s Better for You?

Choosing the right dental solution is a big decision for your comfort and well-being. If you’re exploring options for replacing missing teeth, you’ve likely come across traditional dentures and overdentures with implants. Making an informed decision tailored to your needs is essential.  Let’s briefly compare the two: Traditional dentures involve tooth removal, temporary dentures, and…
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Tooth whitening for two.

A Brighter Smile for Your Love: Tooth Whitening for Two?

Finding experiences that you can share with your partner is an important part of supporting a strong and lasting relationship. One way that you can spend quality time together that you might not have thought of is couples’ tooth whitening. This unique experience could be an excellent activity to take on together to enjoy brighter…
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Tips for getting TMJ disorder relief.

Lifestyle Changes for TMJ Relief: 5 Tips and Strategies to Help You Feel Better

Take control of your TMJ disorder. Jaw pain is a common issue that affects millions of people worldwide. Often, the culprit behind this nagging discomfort is a condition known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This disorder affects the joint that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are located in front…
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Better choices for a healthier smile.

Eating Your Way To A Healthier Smile: New Year’s Nutrition Goals

Start your year off right with nutrition ideas to help maintain a healthier smile! New year, new you! With the new year just around the corner, you may be thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Some resolutions can be hard to maintain, but if you are looking for a goal to help keep you healthy, look…
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