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3 Surprising Causes of Bad Breath

Walking around with bad breath is something that’s not only detrimental to your health but also a nuisance to those around you. One of the most common causes of bad breath is the buildup of germs and bacteria inside your mouth. When it is not cleaned regularly, over time a condition known as halitosis or […]

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5 Facts About Teeth Whitening You Should Know

At Kirkland Family Dentistry our patients frequently ask about teeth whitening. Indeed, according to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “When respondents were asked, ‘What would you like to improve most about your smile?’ The most common response was: Whiter & brighter teeth.” Your smile creates an immediate impression on people you meet. […]

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15 Facts about Invisalign You Need to Know

Traditional braces can often be considered unsightly for many adults. Spending months or years with metal discs and wires in their mouth is not their idea of paradise. Then came the invention of Invisalign – the clear retainer-based correction system. In the years since its inception, our Kirkland family dentist practice has often been asked if Invisalign […]

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What is the Procedure for Porcelain Veneers?

Most people who visit a dentist go to improve their smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a growing field, and more and more people are now taking interest in looking good and making their smiles more aesthetic. There are several procedures that can help in this regard, and porcelain veneers seem to be one of the most […]

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How Bad Oral Hygiene Can Lead to Oral Cancer

It’s been a while since you’ve been to your dentist for a check-up. Usually you’re good about taking care of your teeth. Lately with your kid’s busy schedules in school and sports, and your own demanding job, you’ve kind of slacked off about your own oral hygiene. With recent news about health issues being related […]

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Treating TMJ Disorders with Botox

When you are eating, your jaw tends to make clicking sounds as you chew. On occasion, your jaw may even feel like its stuck or locked open. When this happens, the place where your jaw connects with your skull is tender and sore. All these occurrences can be signs of TMJ disorders. Your dentist can […]

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What is a crossbite? Signs, effects and treatment

A crossbite is basically a misalignment of a tooth or teeth where one or more teeth are positioned irregularly; they’re closer to the cheek or tongue, rather than their ideal position. Crossbite can prevent jaws from closing properly, making it difficult to eat and speak. The situation can even have psychological effects and may cause […]

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