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TMJ Relief – What You Need To Know

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than 10 million Americans suffer from the temporo-mandibular joint, or TMJ, disorder. TMJ is located on both sides of the head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull. We use TMJ during talking, eating, swallowing, and other everyday activities. Over time, the […]

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How To Prevent & Combat Bad Breath

It can be embarrassing and negatively affect our social life and personal relationships. We don’t like to hear it, but most of us suffer from it at least sometimes.  Today’s topic – bad breath. There are no statistics to show the percentage of the population with bad breath, but studies do show that  about 80% […]

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Smiles by Stevens Is Pleased To Announce Dr. Shea Stevens as the Top Dentist in Lancaster Awarded by the International Associations of Dentists

Smiles by Stevens is excited to announce that Dr. Shea Stevens has been awarded the ‘Top Dentist in Lancaster’ honors by the prestigious International Association of Dentists – The Leading Physicians of the World. Each year the International Association of Dentists (IAD) selects, highlights, and profiles the world’s top dentists. The IAD’s goal is to […]

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Is Flossing Really Necessary?

When the latest dietary guidelines for Americans was released by the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services and did not include flossing, many started to wonder if flossing was even necessary. Earlier this month, The Associated Press reported that “officials had never researched the effectiveness of regular flossing, as required, before cajoling Americans […]

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Smiles by Stevens Announces New Refer A Smile Program To Encourage More Healthy, Beautiful Smiles In The Community

Smiles By Stevens is excited to announce the Refer a Smile Program to encourage more healthy, beautiful smiles in the community. Dr. Stevens and his caring team believe that nothing beats a healthy smile and hope the new Refer a Smile Program will help more patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. The Refer a Smile […]

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Your Mouth Can Finally Say Goodbye To Metals

Tooth fillings and dental crowns have been two of the most common ways dentist can repair tooth decay and wear and tear of your teeth.   The material options for fillings are generally amalgam and composite, and gold or porcelain for crowns. Amalgam fillings, also called silver fillings due to their color, are made of […]

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The Difference Between Plaque And Tartar and How You Can Prevent Both

Probably the two most common oral care challenges people hear about are Plaque and Tartar, and some people think they are the same thing. While they are related, there’s actually a considerable difference between Plaque and Tartar, two very different maladies that need different kinds of treatment. Plaque is a colorless, sticky coating caused by […]

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Practical Snoring Solutions And How We Can Help You Rest Better

Snoring – that noisy, disrupting, and often embarrassing sound many people make when they sleep. Turns out, about forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least on occasion, while 25 percent are regular snorers! Now, snoring may be more than a mere bedtime nuisance, research shows. Snoring can have personal and social consequences, as it […]

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