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3 Signs of Jaw Misalignment

Mouth pain comes and goes. But a misaligned jaw may be the cause if the pain won’t go away or causes you discomfort on a persistent basis. These bones that make your mouth open and close can be out of whack for various reasons. You may have been born that way, or the problem may be due to an accident or trauma. Routinely overusing the jaw to chew tough food or other foreign objects—such as pencils—also shifts the jaw [...]

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Smoking and Oral Health: Why You Should Quit Today

There’s no denying that smoking is a bad habit. And, the negative effects of smoking on overall health are well known. From cancer to coronary heart disease, smoking claims round 500,000 lives annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you’re a smoker, you might think brushing and flossing regularly minimizes this dangerous and addictive habit’s impact on your oral health. It’s important to note, however, that smoking causes both overt and subtle oral health issues that should be [...]

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