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4 Benefits of Getting Your Teeth Whitened Professionally

Research predicts that the global teeth whitening industry will be worth $3.7 billion by 2021. But with numerous over-the-counter teeth whitening products available in the market, why is it important to get a professional whitening treatment from a dentist? This article will walk you through the 4 benefits of getting your teeth whitened professionally.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: Recovery 101

You might need to have your wisdom teeth removed for a number of reasons. They could be impacted—trapped in your jaw bone or gums; there might not be enough space in your mouth to accommodate the new teeth; or they might be erupting at a wrong angle.

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Why a Night Guard is Important for Your Oral Health

Night guards are mainly used to prevent teeth grinding, or bruxism. The National Sleep Foundation reports that 8% of adults in the USA grind their teeth while sleeping, and a third of American parents report symptoms of bruxism in their children. This constant grinding can cause many dental problems down the line. So what exactly

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What Are Dental Implants and How Long Do They Last?

Dental implants are a long-term and effective solution for tooth loss. They are metallic screws placed beneath your gums, in the jawbone. They act the same way as the natural roots of your teeth so that crowns—false teeth—can be supported on them. These implants are made of titanium, infuse with and easily become part of

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