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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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Flossing Tips

Flossing 101

Of all the things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth, flossing has got to be the least expensive! But many patients don’t take the time to floss. And if you do, you might not be doing it correctly! Welcome to Flossing 101…   Why should you floss? Your toothbrush isn’t enough to brush…

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Reasons You May Have Dry Mouth

Reasons You May Have A Dry Mouth

We all know drinking enough water is good for our health. And when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you do when you find yourself constantly needing to wet your whistle? There are numerous reasons you could be…

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5 Stages of Tooth Decay

Understanding the Five Stages of Tooth Decay

Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And, that in the first stage of decay, you can actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease? Indeed, it’s true. In the first stage of decay, whether you’re a child or an adult, the application of fluoride via fluoride treatments, your…

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Proper Brushing FAQ

Proper Brushing FAQs

Mouth open or mouth closed? After lunch or after dinner? Flat or at an angle?   We brush our teeth every day (hopefully!), but who knew it was this complicated. Just grab a brush and get to work, right?   Not so fast, my friend! There are actually some best practices to be mindful of…

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