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What Is Bruxism?

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Bruxism is the grinding, clenching, and movement of the upper teeth against the lower teeth. Bruxism is considered a parafunctional habit, which means that it is unrelated to eating, drinking, chewing, or speaking. Most people grind or clench their teeth without even realizing it, especially when the are sleeping! Bruxism can impact your dental health […]

Root Canal Therapy Might Just Save Your Tooth!

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May is National Save Your Tooth Month, and tooth decay is a leading cause of lost teeth. It all begins with oral bacteria growing rapidly in built-up deposits of dental plaque, and in turn producing high levels of acid. At these levels, acid can erode the minerals in tooth enamel to create holes (“cavities”) that […]

What Foods Are Safe After Getting Veneers?

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Dental veneers are cosmetics which greatly enhance the look of teeth. These are quite thin and are only shells. They aren’t a replacement for teeth. But rather, a way to make a person’s smile more attractive. Like some other types of oral cosmetics and procedures, there are foods to enjoy and avoid after being fitted […]

Common Questions About Dental Crowns

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A modern dental crown represents the perfect pairing of function and beauty. Designed to protect a weak, damaged or misshapen tooth, a porcelain crown looks real in color and shape, and more importantly, avoids extraction. At Marx Family Dental of Gladstone, MO, our doctors use dental crowns often and with great success. Learn more by […]

A Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth

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Tooth decay can wreak more havoc than just producing cavities. It can work its way into the innermost parts of the tooth — the pulp and tiny passageways called root canals that lead to the tooth’s connection with the bone. If that happens, you’ll need more than “drilling and filling.” Without intervention, your tooth could […]

5 Ways To Brighten Your Smile For The Holidays

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During the holiday season, it’s easy to get carried away with the delectable treats that can put a damper on your smile. While we all love the holiday cheeriness from wine and stained foods –such as red sauces, coffee, candy, etc—these items can dull the brightness and damage your smile. Never Fear! There are many […]

What To Expect With Dental Implant Surgery

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If you’re considering different options for tooth replacement, dental implants are likely high on your list. Implants have a proven reputation for both durability and life-like appearance that can restore mouth function and revitalize your smile. There is one aspect concerning dental implants, however, which gives people pause — the surgical procedure required to place […]

Sleep Apnea Is A Serious Health Threat

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At Marx Family Dental in Gladstone, Missouri, we often see patients who have been struggling with inadequate sleep for months or even years. Some of these individuals end up being diagnosed with sleep apnea or related conditions. You Can’t Just “Tough It Out” Sleep apnea is a condition in which someone stops breathing repeatedly through […]