General Dentistry

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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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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Stop tooth decay.

Understanding Tooth Decay: 5 Causes You Need to Know About

How to put an end to cavities. Picture this: you’re enjoying your favorite ice cream, and suddenly you feel a sharp pain in your tooth. You wince, hoping it’s a one time thing, but deep down, you know it’s more than that. You’re dealing with the dreaded issue of tooth decay, something that affects a…
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Dry mouth can affect your oral health.

Dry Mouth and Dental Health: How to Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

The lowdown on xerostomia. Dealing with chronic dry mouth may seem like just an annoyance, but did you know it can lead to serious oral health issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease? That’s right! Suffering from a parched mouth is not just uncomfortable; it can be harmful to your overall dental health and…
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Dental crowns improve oral health.

Crowning Glory: How Dental Crowns Transform Your Smile and Improve Oral Health

A healthy and beautiful smile is more than just a confidence booster—it can be the key to preserving your youth and well-being. When you feel good about yourself, you naturally smile more, and there’s science to back it up. Studies show that those who smile often live longer, healthier, and happier lives.  This article will…
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Sleep apnea could lead to depression.

The Silent Struggle: 5 Ways Sleep Apnea Can Contribute to, or Worsen Depression

Understanding the connection between sleep apnea and depression is crucial for the well-being of millions. In the US approximately 30 million people struggle with this condition, yet only a fraction—just 6 million—have received a formal diagnosis.  This article will explore the hidden ties between these two conditions, illustrating the struggle many face every night as…
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Best dental care during Halloween.

Keeping Your Smile Spooktacular: Dental Care Tips for a Haunt-Free Halloween

Without a doubt, candy plays a major role in the festive traditions of Halloween. In fact, it’s estimated that in 2022, Americans spent a staggering $3.1 billion on Halloween candy alone. Amidst the excitement and spooky fun, it’s interesting to note that kids consume around 7,000 calories during Halloween—the equivalent of devouring 13 Big Macs!…
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Dental checkup before back to school

Starting the School Year Right: The Importance of Dental Evaluations for Your Child’s Oral Health

We want the best for our kids! When it comes to our children, we do everything we can to keep them in tip-top shape. We worry about every little fever, each tummy ache. We can’t help it! Just like we take our children to their pediatrician to make sure they are right on track, we…
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