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Stop Smoking. Love, Your Teeth

Friday, September 16th, 2016
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Your bad habit could be affecting your smile.

You may be one of the many Americans still habitually smoking cigarettes. You don’t need us telling you that it’s bad for your health; you’ve already heard it before. What you may not know is that your habit is taking a toll on those pearly whites. Every day you smoke, you’re at a greater risk for developing tooth stains, gum disease, and even mouth cancer.   (more…)

The Benefits of Mouthwash

Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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Do you incorporate mouthwash into your daily routine?

Do you remember those Listerine advertisements? They pictured a man or a woman rinsing with the alcohol based mouth rinse for 30 seconds, holding back the urge to spit prematurely. The specific brand of mouthwash was famous for recognizing the sometimes-uncomfortable sensation that results in rinsing with Listerine. At the end of the commercial, when the white-toothed actor spits out that green liquid, they smile and exhale in a cleanly victory. (more…)

Why Flossing is Important

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Don't let food particles and plaque build up between your teeth. Make sure that you are making flossing a priority.

Don’t let food particles and plaque build up between your teeth. Make sure that you are making flossing a priority.

Every time you go to the dentist you might become a bit embarrassed when you have to admit that you aren’t flossing regularly. You might make up excuses like “I don’t have enough time” or you might just be honest and tell the dentist that you always forget to floss. Believe it or not, there are a few really great reasons why dentists are constantly telling us to floss. Check out the rest of this blog if you want to discover why flossing is so important for anyone with a set of pearly whites. (more…)

What is A Cavity?

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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So what exactly are cavities and how do they develop?

I’m sure you’re all too familiar with the world cavity if you’ve been alive on this planet for some time. The word itself carries a negative weight so palpable, we’re sure you remember all the methods to prevent them from grade school. So, with all this emphasis we put on ridding our oral cavities of these suckers, so we actually know what they are? In this week’s blog, we’ll answer that question for you! Read on with us as we explore what exactly a cavity is, how they form, and why they’re so detrimental to your continued dental health.

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That Sweet Tooth You’ve Got Causes Cavities

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Prevent cavities by limiting your sugar intake!

I’m sure your friends and family have joked around about how much junk food you eat by comically poking fun at you saying, ‘You’ve got quite the sweet tooth!’ While indulging in sweets is satisfying, unfortunately consuming too much sugar leads to tooth decay. The chain of events that takes place after you eat your favorite cookie or a piece of cake can lead to cavities. If cavities aren’t promptly taken care of, a root canal procedure may be necessary. Here’s how you and your family can take action to prevent tooth decay today!

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Dentures: What Are False Teeth Made Out Of?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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Gone are the days of animal bones and lead! Learn more about how dentures are made today.

Long gone are the days of using animal bones to make false teeth. Used to fit seemingly realistic replacement teeth in the area where the authentic counterpart has either fallen out dentures serve as support for the surrounding soft and hard tissues of a missing tooth. Whether you need full or partial dentures, knowing what they’re made of is always important. The material of anything you’re going to be placing in your sensitive oral cavity should be known. This week we’ll provide you with a wide range of information on the history of dentures and their 21st-century makeup.

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Nights Guards Protect Teeth From Harmful Grinding

Thursday, June 16th, 2016
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Buying the right night guard is the solution to excruciating pain caused by grinding.

We’ve all been there. Whether you’ve had a tough work week or are going through a lot in your personal life, stress can alter your body’s equilibrium in many ways. Grinding the teeth at night is a sign of being overwhelmed. Often, you won’t be aware of your nightly oral clenching until you feel it in your jaws the next day. The added pressure, scraping, and shifting that occurs while forcefully biting down cause serious dental problems. Being aware of the signs and consulting a professional dentist about possible solutions will help keep those pearly whites strong and shining! Read on to find out if you are, in fact, grinding your teeth at night and how night guards can help!

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How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Taking proper care of your gums can affect the health of your whole body

Gum disease affects nearly 10 percent of Americans by the time they reach age 64. While this sounds like a relatively low number, it could be you if you fail to take proper care of your teeth now. If you don’t floss every day, for example, and brush at least twice a day, you are at risk. And it’s a bigger risk than you might realize. Poor care of your gums can affect many other facets of your overall health. (more…)

What Are Fibromas and How Are They Treated?

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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While fibromas are painful, they are generally not serious and easy to treat.

When discussing fibromas, the first and most important thing to keep in mind is that they’re usually benign. Regardless of what they look like or how much pain they might cause, they are in essence relatively minor.

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What Can You Do About Gum Disease?

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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Don’t let gum disease go unchecked and ruin your smile!

Gum disease is a serious issue that, if left untreated, can cause major dental issues down the line. Small symptoms like swelling or redness may be easy to ignore, but they are merely the first warning signs of a far more dangerous problem. Unchecked gum disease can lead to the loosening of the teeth, chronic bleeding, and even mouth sores.

What is Gum Disease?

There are two stages of gum disease: Gingivitis and Periodontitis.  Gingivitis is relatively mild and very treatable.  Periodontitis, on the other hand, is much more intense and will require the help of a dental professional to treat.

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