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What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Ever look at a photo of yourself from only a few years ago and ask yourself, “Huh, were my teeth looked a bit brighter back then?” We definitely do. Coffee and red wine usually get the blame for teeth discoloration, but several other causes may be the culprit.   Common Reasons for Tooth Discoloration •…

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5 Reasons Why Your Gums Might Be Bleeding

Seeing some red in the sink after brushing or flossing may raise an eyebrow or two. It may seem like your gums are bleeding for no reason. But before you venture down the rabbit hole of what-ifs, consider these common causes of gum bleeding.   Common Causes of Bleeding Gums • Vigorous Toothbrushing The extra…

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Protect Yourself Against Oral Cancer

Protecting Yourself Against Oral Cancer

If there were a quick and painless way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the mouth of someone you loved, would you want them to try it? What if that person were you? The truth is, as uncomfortable as it may be to even think of the word “cancer,” thinking about it, and thus detecting it…

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Dental X-rays

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

“Are Dental X-Rays Safe?” and Other Questions about Dental X-Rays Some of the most common questions we get at Carrie Muzny, DDS have to do with dental x-rays: Are they safe? Why do I or my kids need them? And how often should I get them? These are great questions (and we love how much…

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What To Do In A Dental Emergency

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

Let’s say you sprained an ankle. What are your first steps? Most of us probably would say something along the lines of plop down on the nearest couch, ice the ankle, elevate it, add some compression, and see a doctor if it’s a bad sprain.   But what about a dental emergency, like a broken…

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