Articles posted by Taunton Village Dental

3 Reasons to Get Braces in Summer

Orthodontists recommend that children be screened for orthodontic problems before they reach the age of seven, and for active treatment to start between the ages of 10-14. That’s when most permanent teeth have already erupted. However, sometimes, it is recommended that treatment is started early in order to take advantage of the jaws natural growth

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6 Reasons to Wear a Mouthguard During Contact Sports

Dental associations warn that everyone who participates in contact sports or any activity that could potentially damage their teeth, should wear a mouthguard. However, many people tend to rebel against what they know is in their best interest – it’s human nature. However, we’re here to try inspire you with the facts, so that you

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Top 5 Temporary Toothache Hacks

Toothaches often occur at the worst possible time – over a weekend when your dentist is closed, or in the middle of the night. While we don’t usually recommend frequent visits to Dr. Google, we’re glad you reached our site, as these tips for relieving tooth pain can actually help to provide temporary relief until

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Can Emotional Issues Really Affect My Oral Health?

Anxiety and stress affects your health in many different ways. Although it is mainly a psychological disorder, it manifests in a range of physical symptoms that can cause your physical health to deteriorate. Panic attacks are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the problems that stress cause your body. When it comes

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How Much Calcium Do I Really Need?

Calcium is a key nutrient needed to help maintain good health. It has many functions, ranging from enabling blood clotting, to enabling nerve and muscle functioning and building strong bones and teeth. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 50% of women over the age of fifty, will suffer from broken bones or osteoporosis.

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Why Everyone Should Be Screened for Oral Cancer

In the past, people thought that oral cancer was exclusively diagnosed in old men who smoked tobacco for decades. While oral cancer is doubly as prevalent in men as it is in women, and that lifestyle choices can increase the risk, more younger people have been diagnosed in recent years. Professional dentists recommend oral cancer

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How Stress Affects Your Dental Health

We all know how stress can cause all kinds of physical issues, from high blood pressure to tight shoulders and poor sleep. But did you know that stress and anxiety affects your dental health? Our Toronto dentist explains that people who suffer from anxiety tend to clench their jaws or grind their teeth, even at

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