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Posts by Dr. Cory Fortson

Which types of braces are best for you? Invisalign vs. Braces

guy with braces

Whether you have jaw problems, crooked teeth or bite issues, modern orthodontic treatments and practices make it easy to achieve the straight smile you want. With the wide variety of options available, obnoxious headgear and painful processes are things of the past. Patients have access to almost completely invisible treatment options that are just as…

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Kids Dental Care and Tooth Brushing Tips

child brushing teeth

Many parents don’t understand the importance of being proactive about their child’s oral health because the primary, or baby, teeth are only temporary. Starting the habit of proper dental care at a young age will encourage the same practices in the future. Also, having damaged or decayed primary teeth can cause problems with permanent teeth.…

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A Complete Guide to Flossing Teeth

For most people, flossing is a hassle. There is a reason at every dental checkup your dentist asks about your flossing habits, and that is because it is crucial for your oral health. Although it really is a simple task, many don’t understand the importance and do not take the time to do it. It…

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Why Do My Teeth Hurt?

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Tooth pain is usually something we don’t think about until we are experiencing that unwanted sharp pain that irritates our teeth. But, how do you know where this pain is even coming from in the first place? Well, there can be many different causes for why your teeth hurt aside from the most obvious issue,…

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Benefits of Fluoride Treatments for Teeth

Fluoride plays an important role in oral health maintenance and is single-handedly one of the best cavity fighters. Although brushing and flossing your teeth is a great way to keep up with your oral hygiene at home, skipping fluoride could be detrimental. Many people do not realize the importance of incorporating fluoride into their daily…

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Do You Need a Root Canal?

Root Canal setup at dentist office

Most people cringe at the phrase “root canal” but this simple procedure’s bad reputation really isn’t warranted, as it’s quite harmless. As technology has evolved, procedures that were once a hassle are now much easier and less painful for everyone. Root canals often make patients nervous, but this article will help make a potential root…

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What are dental implants & how do they work?

When teeth are missing, it not only leaves a gap in the mouth, but it can create other oral problems. When someone has missing teeth, the alignment of their teeth and facial features, as well as their capabilities to chew and speak, can be hindered. By getting a tooth implant, the structure of the jaw…

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TMJ Treatment for Pain Relief

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TMJ, or temporomandibular joint syndrome, is a painful feeling inside the jaw triggered by an array of medical problems. The temporomandibular joint is the joint connecting the skull area directly in front of the ear to the lower jaw. Some of the muscles used to chew attach to the lower jaw. When there are problems…

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