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4 Reasons to Baby Your Teeth During Pregnancy

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You’re having a baby! Excitedly, you contacted friends and family to share the life-changing news, but did you also remember to call your dentist in Gig Harbor? You might wonder, “What does my dentist have to do with our new addition to the family?” More than you might realize. The Oral Systemic Link An important […]

Gulp! Gulp! Youch!—What Causes Brain-Freeze?

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It’s hot out and you’re sooo thirsty! You get yourself an ice, cold slushie and begin to slurp it back…then it happens: That instant intense pain in your forehead! Ouch! The Brain-Freeze It’s often called brain-freeze, ice cream headache, or a cold-stimulus headache, but the actual scientific term is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. (Pronounced sfee no PAL uh teen […]

4 Steps to Make a Success of Your Dental Implant

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Is your smile missing one or more chiclets? Tooth loss is unfortunately more common than many realize. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOS): 69 percent of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, failed root canal, or tooth decay. By 74 […]

Should I Be Concerned if I Have Gums That Bleed?

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Do you equate a healthy, attractive smile with teeth that are dazzling white and cavity free. Absolutely! Yet, while these are undoubtedly major factors, the condition and health of your gums is another part you shouldn’t overlook. Gums play an important role in the health of your smile and are also linked to your overall […]

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