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  • Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths
    At Kosnic & Murphy Dental, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. Read more
  • Dental Visits Are Not So Bad
    Many people dread going to the dentist. Dental visits have the reputation of being painful and uncomfortable, and it is common for people to compare unfortunate situations such as having Read more
  • Teeth Grinding
    If you are waking up with jaw pain, tension headaches, or facial pain, you may be suffering from a condition known as bruxism. This means you could be grinding or Read more
  • Call Your Dentist ASAP if You Have a Loose Tooth
    If you notice a loose tooth, don't wait! Call your dentist ASAP. That loose tooth may be in danger of being lost or damaged permanently—and you won't know if Read more
  • Valentine's Day History
    Valentine’s Day is best known as a celebration of love in all its forms. Pink hearts, red roses, and cute greeting cards adorn every surface you see. What many people Read more
  • How to Handle a Dental Emergency
    Whether it’s a broken tooth or injured gums, a dental emergency can interfere with eating, speaking, or other day-to-day activities. According to the American Dental Association , you can sometimes Read more
  • Late Thumb-Sucking Could Cause Bite Problems
    Of the many concerns pediatric healthcare providers hear from parents, thumb-sucking is definitely on the short list. Such a worry isn't totally unwarranted—persistent thumb-sucking could influence poor bite formation. But Read more
  • Healthy Gum, Healthy Mouth
    “Shouldn’t that be healthy gums,” you’re thinking? And, of course, you’re correct. Healthy gums are extremely important not only for our dental well-being, but for our overall physical health. But that’s Read more
  • Although Not Dangerous, a Dry Socket After Surgical Extraction Can Be Painful
    Of the millions of teeth removed surgically each year, the vast majority of them have few if any complications. A small number of patients, however, do experience a particularly Read more
  • The Root of the Matter
    A strong, healthy smile is built on a strong, healthy foundation. Let’s take a moment to explore just what creates that foundation—your roots. The Root of the Matter The visible part of Read more
  • A Routine Dental Procedure Saves This MLB Standout's Broken Tooth
    During this year's baseball spring training, Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton got into a row with a steak dinner—and the beefsteak got the better of it. During his Read more
  • Nutrition Tips for Healthy Kids’ Smiles
    The grown-ups in your life want you to have a healthy, happy smile. That’s why they help you brush and floss, and make sure you come see the doctor for Read more
  • Going Green for the New Year
    Does your list of New Year’s resolutions for the coming months include reducing your ecological footprint? If so, let’s ring in the year with some basic—and some innovative—dental ideas to Read more
  • Answers to Common Questions About Teeth Whitening
    One of the easiest ways to upgrade your smile is to have your teeth whitened. In just one dental visit, whitening could transform your teeth from dull and dingy Read more
  • Smile, the New Year is Almost Here!
    We’ve been celebrating the new year for a really, really long time. It goes way back, but it started formally in 1582, when Pope George XIII made January 1st the Read more
  • Here's Why Starting Your Child's Dental Visits by Age 1 Is a Smart Idea
    As parents, we want to do everything possible to help our kids stay healthy—and that includes their teeth. And just like other aspects of their health, it's better not Read more

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