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Don't Fear Your Tooth Extraction

You are probably familiar with the phrase, “it’s like pulling teeth.” Unfortunately, pulling or extracting teeth has acquired a negative connotation. In reality, getting a tooth pulled at the dentist involves a quick and minimal discomfort procedure. Furthermore, by choosing Marbella Dentistry, you can benefit from relaxing amenities, sedation dentistry and the latest techniques in modern dentistry to reduce or eliminate any pain.
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Conservative Treatment for Your TMD

There is no doubt about it; jaw pain is highly disruptive. Many cases of jaw pain are a result of TMD, temporomandibular joint disorder. When the jaw joint becomes inflamed, stiff or painful, it can make everyday life less enjoyable. Your TMJ allows you to open and close your mouth, which means your speech and eating rely on its ability to function comfortably.
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Eat This For A Naturally Whiter Smile

There’s no question that a whiter, brighter smile can make you look more attractive and feel better about yourself. Many people suffer from stained or discolored teeth due to the foods and drinks they consume on a daily basis, such as coffee, tea, red wine, berries and more. However, did you know that there are also certain foods that whiten your teeth?
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Flossing FAQ

Despite the American Dental Association’s recommendation to floss on a daily basis, nearly 31% of Americans confess they don’t get the job done. This makes it common for patients to want to avoid the flossing topic altogether when they visit the dentist. If you are left with some uncertainties or questions about flossing, we want to answer them. The more you know about this dental hygiene task, the more you’ll want to make it a priority everyday.
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The Role of Saliva

The average person produces over 25,000 liters of saliva over the course of a lifetime! That’s enough spit to fill two swimming pools. While you may not think much about your saliva in terms of your health, it actually plays some critical roles. Too little saliva (“dry mouth”) can be detrimental for your dental health, leaving you vulnerable to decay, bad breath and eating difficulties.
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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Smile

Taking steps to protect and improve your smile in 2017 can make a dramatic difference in your health and quality of life. Healthy teeth and gums promote better body health and allow you to smile with greater confidence. Your smile is a powerful asset, what are you going to do this year to take care of it?
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The Power of a Smile

Do you constantly hide your smile, or try to avoid smiling at all? If the aesthetics of your teeth are what is causing you to hold back, cosmetic dentistry should be on your radar. There are countless services in cosmetic dentistry to correct gapped, discolored, chipped and misshapen teeth. You can gain improved self-confidence and freely allow yourself to smile. A smile is not only the most noticeable facial expression, but it is also one of the most powerful.
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A Closer Look at Gum Disease Progression

Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious oral condition. It is essentially a bacterial infection that can present itself as puffy or bleeding gums, but quickly progress to gum recession, bone loss and tooth loss if left untreated. The initial culprit to gum disease is plaque. When hygiene efforts fall behind and plaque remains on the tooth surface, the gums become irritate and infected with bacteria. As the infection penetrates deeper below the gum line, it gets more and more challenging to treat.
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Tips to Prevent Tooth Enamel Loss

The enamel of your tooth is the strongest substance in your entire body. It serves as a protective layer for your tooth. Without enamel, the inner tooth structure is vulnerable to decay, infection and damage. Unfortunately, your tooth enamel is not invincible. It can wear thin or erode over time, which greatly compromises your oral health. While your tooth enamel is not able to grow back once it is gone, there are ways you can prevent its loss. In fact, what you consume and how you consume it has a dramatic impact on tooth enamel loss.
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5 Steps To Prevent Oral Cancer

In the United States, nearly 100 people receive a diagnosis of oral cancer each day. Mouth cancer includes cancer of any part of the oral cavity, from your lips to the back of your throat. Oral cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, not because it’s not treatable but because it is often detected too late.
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