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Top 5 Causes of Toothache

A woman experiences toothache but can not determine the cause.

Anyone who has experienced toothache will know that it makes a person feel miserable. The first step to relieving the pain and misery starts with figuring out what has caused the toothache. Below is the top 5 most common reasons for toothaches so that you can identify what might be the culprit, and take the…

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How Your Dentist Can Help Your Sleep Apnea

A man, suffering from sleep apnea, sleeps with his mouth open.

What is Sleep Apnea? Individuals with sleep apnea will stop breathing at different times throughout their sleep cycles. There are two main types of this chronic condition, namely obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway’s soft tissue collapses, causing an interruption in breath. This collapse prevents oxygen from…

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What is a Wisdom Tooth?

An illustration of a wisdom tooth erupting at an angle.

Your wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that develop in the back of your mouth. These teeth normally start to appear at the end of your teenage years and into your early twenties. If these teeth develop correctly and there is enough space in your mouth to accommodate the new teeth,…

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