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Dr. Huff Is Now An Orofacial Pain Specialist!

Dr. Huff Is Now an Orofacial Pain Specialist!

Exciting news! Dr. Huff has recently completed the rigorous training required to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Orofacial Pain is a relatively new specialty recognized by the American Board of Dental Specialties. It involves the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of a range of disorders which are responsible for chronic head, neck pain, and dental pain.…

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Comparing Manual And Electric Toothbrushes

Comparing Manual and Electric Toothbrushes

In recent years, you may have noticed a rise in the popularity of powered toothbrushes. With all the hype, they may seem like the clear-cut choice. But are they really? Most dentists agree that a manual toothbrush can offer the same level of cleanliness as a powered toothbrush, if used appropriately. The ease of power toothbrushes is the real divider.…

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Why Over-Brushing Should Be Avoided

Why Over-Brushing Should be Avoided

Good dental hygiene begins with brushing and flossing routinely. Most people know by now that they should brush their teeth for about two-minutes, twice-a-day. What they may not know is the potential damage they could be causing their teeth by over-brushing. It’s also important that brushing is done correctly, not just the amount of time they brush. Toothbrush abrasion occurs when…

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Seeking Headache Relief? Call Your Dentist.

Seeking Headache Relief? Call Your Dentist.

With all the various causes and symptoms, it can be challenging to diagnose and treat headaches. What we know about them is constantly changing as more and more studies are released, and it is not uncommon for patients to cope with the pain and stress of a headache for long periods of time before discovering the cause. If a headache…

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Treating Gum Disease: Why Some Patients Are Being Asked To Come In More Than Twice A Year

Treating Gum Disease: Why Some Patients Are Being Asked To Come In More Than Twice A Year

In the recent past, studies have linked periodontal disease—better known as gum disease—to systemic disorders such as diabetes, depression, heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke, and pre-mature birth weights. In addition to these systemic disorders, gum disease can also cause bad breath, pain, and tooth loss, and has even been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.  Thankfully, gum disease can be…

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Are You Aware Of These 3 Pediatric Orthodontic Options?

Are You Aware Of These 3 Pediatric Orthodontic Options?

Everybody knows about dental braces. A bunch of us used them or knew kids who did during our adolescent years. Nearly 4 million Americans are wearing braces presently, and they are one of the most recognized varieties of adolescent orthodontics. We've compiled a quick resource of some childhood orthodontic devices that most people might not recognize. The Nance There is…

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Do We Inherit Our Teeth?

Do We Inherit Our Teeth?

From the moment that we're born, we always have other people talking about just how much we look like dad or mom or another family member. "You have your mother's eyes," or "You've got your grandma's hands,” are variations of remarks that most of us get throughout our life. We know that a considerable amount of our physical traits and…

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The Future Of Invasive Dental Practices

The Future of Invasive Dental Practices

The time of non-invasive surgery techniques is upon us. Of course, we’ve already seen doctors and surgeons use tiny cameras, surgical instruments, and small tubes to complete procedures through a few small incisions in a medical technique called laparoscopy. There’s also robotic surgery, and this method gives the doctor a completely 3-D view of the patient’s surgery site. Robotic surgery…

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The Power Of A Smile

The Power of a Smile

No matter what language barriers stand between us, a smile is a universal symbol of happiness and trustworthiness in terms of non-verbal communication. You could almost say that receiving a genuine, heartfelt smile from someone is better than receiving money, according to a study performed in 2005. Psychologist Dr. David Lewis, who analyzed these findings, reported: “The powerful emotions triggered…

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