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What Is Bruxism And Why Should You Care?

Bruxism is the term used to describe jaw clenching and grinding of the teeth. This is most common during sleep, but it often occurs during daytime hours as well. While many studies haven’t found a root cause for the problem, there seem to be some correlating factors...

Does Your Child Need To Have A Tooth Pulled?

Dental extractions in children can be a nerve-racking experience. If your child has a bad tooth, you might be wondering what your choices are. Of course, only a pediatric dentist can supply you with the best advice regarding your child’s tooth. So, your child...

Receding Gums

Janie from Portland has a problem.  She is 17 and her gums hurt around her lower front teeth. When she came in, her gums were very sore and swollen around her lower right incisor and the gums (or gingiva for those dentally inclined) were receded down the tooth root...

The History of Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic care has been needed since the earliest times, but evidence of its attempts was not observed until 1000 B.C. Orthodontics had a rough, but interesting start, from George Washington’s famous wooden teeth to the headgear devices that made children...