Troy Dental Blog

Living with TMJ

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is responsible for acting as the hinge that connects the jaw to the skull and controls facial movement. However, sometimes this hinge can act up and cause health problems for its owner. TMJ disorder is a condition that negatively affects the facial areas controlling jaw m...
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Crowns or Fillings - Which is a Better Choice?

Crowns and fillings are both effective dental treatments, but which one is a better choice? Well, it depends. Each dental treatment has its own time and place in which it would be the best option.
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Laser Tongue-tie Surgery vs. Traditional Surgery

Does your baby have a Tongue-tie? Tongue-tie can interfere with proper breastfeeding and can cause problems further down the road with eating solid foods, swallowing, and speaking. The good news is that this condition can be corrected through a simple outpatient procedure with minimal discomfort to your baby.
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Benefits of Dental Bridges

If you have gaps in your mouth created by missing teeth, you know what a hassle it can be to perform even the simplest tasks. Even the most basic mouth movements allowing you to talk and chew food can be difficult and painful. Thankfully, dental bridges provide a solution. Dental bridges simply fill in your mouth’s empty sp...
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Dentures: Cost, Types, and Care

Missing teeth can cause you to feel embarrassed and insecure about your smile. Thankfully, dentures can give you back your beautiful smile and also help with other things like eating and speaking. If you’re missing many or all of your teeth, dentures may be the best option for you. Cost For a ...
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Cosmetic Bonding FAQ

Cosmetic bonding is a popular procedure usually undergone by patients with discolored or chipped teeth to improve the appearance of their smile. Cosmetic bonding goes by other names in our industry which include tooth bonding and dental bonding. What is cosmetic bonding? During the cosmetic bonding procedure, your...
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Advantages of Cosmetic Bonding

Since one of the first things someone notices about your appearance is your smile, you want to make sure that your teeth are in the best condition possible. Having chipped, crooked, or discolored teeth can be uncomfortable for anyone to have to deal with. Fortunately, Cosmetic Bonding is one of the best ways to solve these issues....
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Ten Reasons to Keep Smiling

Your smile is the ultimate expression of you. It dictates how you feel about yourself and your emotions in any situation. One slight flaw in your smile can adversely affect your self-confidence and prevent you from looking and feeling your best. An experienced cosmetic dentist can help create an amazing smile for you. Below are some reas...
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The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Most of us consider smiling, talking and eating to be simple tasks. However, when you have missing, cracked or gapped teeth, these simple everyday things become embarrassing, frustrating and burdensome. Thankfully, modern cosmetic dentistry can help. Porcelain Veneers provide you with an effective option for rejuvenating your smile and ...
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The Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

Visiting your dentist regularly and having your teeth professionally cleaned makes a drastic difference in your overall health. A clean mouth not only reduces cavities, but also can greatly improve the health of your entire body. Healthy teeth allow you to eat the food you need, while also reducing the amount of harmful bacteria you swallow. While...
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Can Brushing Your Teeth Ward Off Heart Disease?

We all know what to do — and what not to do — to prevent heart disease. Don't overeat salty or fatty foods. Get exercise and rest. Eat your vegetables. Take medications to prevent worsening of an existing condition. In addition, your dentist will tell you that heart disease can also be managed if you remember one very important part of...
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How Invisalign Compares to Traditional Braces

At first glance, Invisalign and traditional metal braces seem similar — for the same cost, they both provide you with a stunning smile. However, a closer inspection reveals several key differences that most dentists would call significant benefits. Unlike braces, Invisalign allows you to eat all of the same fo...
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7 Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity can be difficult to deal with, especially when something as simple as drinking water can aggravate it. Teeth sensitivity has many causes, so it’s important to know what could be causing your sensitivity. Read over the list below to figure out what may be causing your ...
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5 Medical Problems Your Teeth Can Predict

Are your teeth giving you trouble? The cause could be connected to an oral issue; however, it could also be a sign of a bigger medical problem. It is important to understand that the human body works through interconnected systems. As result, dentists are sometimes able to predict serious medical issues during routine dental checkups. Some of the more serious me...
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Avoiding Time in the Dentist Chair

There are many people who don't like the dentist and yet, take such little care of their oral health that they end up having to make frequent trips to the dentist to repair damage to their teeth. So the very thing they fear becomes something that is now part of their life — for a very long time. Since teeth ...
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