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Warning Indicators of a Serious Teeth-Grinding Problem

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Everybody has anxiety now and then. When this happens, the emotional stress might manifest itself physically. Some people, for instance, have the habit of grinding or clenching their teeth whenever they feel nervous or anxious. This can happen during any time of day or night, and you may not even notice it when it does.… Read more

Why Taking Care of Kids Teeth is So Important

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Do you remember the first time you caught a glimpse of a first tooth beginning to peek from your baby’s gums? It’s one of those parenting milestones many never forget, especially considering how hard babies work while they’re teething. From rashes due to increased drool to irritability due to discomfort, teething is serious labor for… Read more

Oral Health Problems and the Body

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Your overall well-being is directly linked to oral health. Mouth infections, nutrition and sleep are all factors that can make you feel unwell. One example of the seriousness of the link between oral health and your overall health is the risk of heart disease. Inflammation throughout the body is often caused by bacteria entering the… Read more

When You Have a Tongue Bump

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Chances are you have experienced a bump on your tongue at one time or another. These annoying and sometimes painful little bumps can develop on your tongue for all kinds of reasons. It could be something as simple as biting your tongue accidently or it could be an indicator of something more serious. If your… Read more

Align Your Way Into a Gorgeous Smile

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Orthodontics can provide the treatment needed to straighten crooked teeth or close gaps in your smile. While you may desire a straight, beautiful smile, few people want to ensure metal braces for 1-2 years or more. Now there are other options for improving the appearance and health of your smile. At Mint Dental, we are… Read more

Dentistry for the Patient with Special Needs

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Everyone benefits from quality dental care. Unfortunately, too many people go without for various reasons. Patients with special needs are often in need of oral care. These patients often require some type of modification or special assistance in order to access and/or feel comfortable in the dental office setting. Attending to the oral needs of… Read more

Think Twice About Skipping Your Dental Exam

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With gas prices going through the roof and price increases everywhere you look, it may seem that your annual dental examination is expendable. After all, if your teeth are in great shape, you brush and floss at least twice a day and have access to over-the-counter whitening products, why bother seeing your dentist? At Mint… Read more

Representation in Dental Treatments is Crucial

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There are certain health treatments that come with inherent connotations. Weight issues are associated with overeating, glasses suggest the wearer is nerdy and poor oral hygiene can lead to assumptions about class. While none of these assumptions are grounded in truth, they persist nonetheless. Essentially, people can act cruelly and without thought for the feelings… Read more

First Dental Visit for Your Child? 6 Tips for a Positive Experience

Child Brushing Teeth

It can be hard to say who might be more nervous about your child’s first trip to your dentist. However, by being prepared, you are more likely to have a positive experience that will set the groundwork for a lifetime of healthy dental habits. Here are six tips to help create a positive experience for… Read more

Who is Eligible for Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation Dentistry

Are you one of the many people with a dental phobia, or feel anxiety when it is time to go to the dentist? Do not let those feelings inhibit you from visiting the dentist for a cleaning and checkup – or worse, from taking care of an oral problem that will likely become much more… Read more


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Antoinette Liles, DMD and her dental assistant performing pediatric dental treatment.
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