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dental plaque

A team from the University of Washington recently identified and classified the different ways people respond to the buildup of dental plaque. The study is the first of its kind to look at how individuals respond to the bacteria-filled, sticky biofilm that accumulates on teeth. The team’s work, published in…

teeth brushing

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: brush and floss your teeth. Not just occasionally, but every day! It’s kind of a non-negotiable for us because, well, we’re dentists, for one, and for two, we know what can happen if you skip brushing.  We’re not talking…

missing teeth

New research from NYU’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing has found that tooth loss is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia.  Not only that, but with each additional tooth loss, the risk of cognitive impairment also increases.  The study was published in JAMDA: The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care…

cosmetic dentistry

If you polled 100 people you know and asked them what they thought about their smile, they may tell you the things they want to fix about their smile’s appearance. Next, ask them what they think about cosmetic dentistry and see what they have to say. The words cosmetic dentistry…

TMD

Dear Legends Dental, I have TMD, and I’ve noticed that my jaw begins hurting if I’m in a space with very cold air conditioning. Why does this happen? Signed, Cold & Hurting in Texas Has this happened to you? We often hear this from our temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) patients and even…

sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Women: Are They Different? Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Remember that old book talking about the differences between men and women? While there’s no doubt many things are different between the sexes, you may be surprised by this one: sleep apnea symptoms. A…

Adult Orthodontics

Are you thinking about braces but figure that since you’re an adult, you’ve probably missed your window and you’re too old to get the smile you’ve always wanted? We’re here to say no, you’re not too old, and now is the time to talk to us about adult orthodontic treatment.…

tongue-tie

Tongue-ties are pretty common. According to some statistics, as many as 11 percent of babies are born with the condition. In addition, tongue ties are three times more common among boys than girls and develop in many cases due to genetics. Did you know that a tongue-tie or lip-tie, also…

Ear Pain

When you think of ear pain, you probably think it’s an ear infection, but did you know that not all ear pain results from an infection? One of the most common yet underdiagnosed reasons for ear pain is temporomandibular joint disorders, or TMDs. Although TMDs often stem from an issue…

tooth loss

Artificial intelligence is everywhere we turn these days. We tell our Alexa to add stuff to our shopping carts or ask her to play music; automated teller machines have been dispensing our money for years, and self-service machines have been handling our grocery checkouts for at least the last decade.…