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CONQUER YOUR DENTAL ANXIETY AT JOPLIN FAMILY DENTAL

Even though we know, logically, that going to the dentist is a safe, normal, and important part of staying healthy, many of us don’t find it particularly fun to lie flat on our backs while someone pokes around our teeth and gums. For some people, the very thought...

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HOW SEDATION DENTISTRY CAN HELP OVERCOME DENTAL PHOBIAS

Putting off your dental visit to Joplin Family Dental because of fear or anxiety only increases the potential for tooth decay or gum problems. At our office, Dr. Fitterling and our team offer solutions that allow you to relax, without any pain, so you can keep your...

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HOW STRAIGHT TEETH IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

The most obvious impact of orthodontic treatment is a straighter, more attractive smile. While it is true that we tend to perceive people with properly aligned teeth as happier and more successful, the benefits aren’t just superficial. CLEARER SPEECH Do you...

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BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN OR BRACES

The most obvious impact of orthodontic treatment is a straighter, more attractive smile. While it is true that we tend to perceive people with properly aligned teeth as happier and more successful, the benefits aren’t just superficial. CLEARER SPEECH Do you remember...

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HOW DENTAL IMPLANTS CAN IMPROVE YOUR SMILE

SPORTS INJURIES, ACCIDENTS, and tooth decay are just a few of the reasons we might lose a tooth. Thanks to modern dentistry, however, we don’t need to settle for having a gap in our smiles for the rest of our lives. There are a few ways to fill that gap, and one...

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ALL YOUR TMJ QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

Our jaws do a lot of work throughout the day, opening and closing over and over so that we can do ordinary things like talk, eat, and yawn. Ideally, all of the anatomy involved functions as it should and we can perform these tasks without trouble, but many people...

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HOW DIABETES AND ORAL HEALTH ARE RELATED

It might seem like diabetes and oral health have little to do with each other, but this is unfortunately not the case. One of the most common effects of diabetes is, in fact, gum disease, and the two conditions can actually make each other harder to deal with. This is...

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