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Why You Can’t Ignore a Dental Abscess

A dental abscess is a painful infection that forms in the tooth or the surrounding gum tissue. It typically develops as a result of a bacterial infection that has spread to the root of the tooth or into the gum tissue. Due to the extreme discomfort, it is hard to ignore a dental abscess. However,

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Signs Your Dental Crown Needs Attention

Dental crowns are one of the most common and trusted procedures in dentistry. A crown can be used to strengthen a weak tooth, restore a damaged or decayed tooth or help support a dental bridge. But that’s not all. Crowns can also be used cosmetically to improve the appearance of a tooth that just doesn’t

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Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Spit

Your spit, otherwise known as oral saliva, isn’t just a way to make your mouth more moist and comfortable. Saliva plays critical roles in your dental health, and modern medicine is increasingly using human saliva for quick diagnostic purposes. Did you know that the average person produces 2-4 pints of saliva in a single day?

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An Instant Smile Makeover

As much as you try to embrace and appreciate the uniqueness of your smile, it is common to have areas of your teeth that you are just unhappy with. Teeth that are stained, chipped, disproportioned or gapped can be a major threat to your self-esteem. At the office of Dr. Mitzi Morris, we get it.

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Oral Health Risks When You’re Overweight

Did you know that more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese? You may know the health risks for conditions like heart disease and diabetes if you are overweight, but there are also threats to your oral health. Obese individuals tend to have more dental issues, such as gum

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Why is My Jaw Hurting?

Your jaw joint, which is also known as your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is one of the most powerful joints in your entire body. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to go through the day without using your jaw joint. Your TMJ allows you to speak, eat and yawn. Considering its high demand, it is not surprising

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3 Less-Obvious Tips for Healthy Teeth

Everyone knows that brushing and flossing your teeth every day are part of a good oral hygiene regime. Regular dental checkups are important, too, along with the annual or bi-annual teeth cleaning. So, what more can you do to keep your teeth healthy? There are many things that support healthy teeth. Here are three that

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The Stages of a Cavity

No one likes to hear that they have a cavity. Tooth decay can wreak havoc on your oral health if not treated in a timely manner. Without intervention, cavities are progressive. In other words, they grow. Like many other diseases and health conditions, it is important to detect cavities at their earliest and most treatable

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Can You Blame Your Dental Health Problems on Your Parents?

Just like the appearance of your eyes or nose, you can also trace some of the aesthetic features of your smile back to your parents or grandparents. But what about the health of your smile? While you can’t solely blame your genes for your frequent cavities or struggle with gum disease, they may be playing

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