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The Basics of Brushing

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When life feels like a succession of New York minutes, it’s easy to shave time off mundane tasks like brushing your teeth. Although condensing your brush time or skipping a brushing session here and there may seem harmless, the long-term

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Is Biting Your Nails Bad for Your Teeth?

Biting your nails

You’ve probably been in situations that make you nervous, and you might resort to biting your nails to relieve the stress. It’s also possible that you bite your nails on a regular basis if you are usually anxious. Stress-relieving behaviors

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What is TMJ and How Does it Affect Your Smile?

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Patients and doctors alike have a tendency to misdiagnose or under-diagnose TMJ disorder and believe its symptoms to be a result of other health issues. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, however, symptoms will eventually progress and become problematic for those

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What Causes Teeth to Shift?

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Although you may not think so, your teeth can continue to change positions after your younger years. We tend to associate shifting teeth with adolescence, but it’s an issue that can stick with us up until old age. Straight teeth

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The Importance of Regular Dental Exams

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You may brush your teeth two or three time per day, floss every night, use an oral rinse and otherwise practice perfect dental hygiene, but that’s still not enough to keep you out of the dentist’s chair every 6 months.

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Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual

Electric toothbrush vs. manual

There are two types of patients that visit La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics: those who use manual toothbrushes and those who use electric versions. There’s a debate about which brush is better for your oral health, and it’s one

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Advantages of the 3D Digital CT Scan

Advantages 3D Digital CT Scan

Whether you are receiving a filling or a dental implant, your procedure will likely require x-rays in order for us to locate the exact treatment area and identify any underlying dental concerns that could be present. To ensure the accuracy

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Why Smoking is Bad for Oral Health

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You know smoking is bad for your heart and lungs, but did you know it can also damage your teeth and gums? Smoking is one of the top factors in gum or periodontal disease today. According to the Centers for

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Caring for Your Smile after Orthodontics

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There is almost no better feeling than the day you get your braces off. After months of commitment to the teeth correction process, you are finally able to reveal your straighter, more beautiful smile. Now is the time to keep

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