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Gum Disease and Pregnancy

Finding out you are pregnant may be one of the most exciting times of your life. You probably have three phone calls to make once you celebrate the news with your partner – your mother, your best friend, and your OB/GYN. While these are certainly important calls to make, there is also another name that […]

Gum Recession

Gum recession occurs when the gum tissues begin to pull away from the teeth. The expression “getting long in the tooth,” has been around for thousands of years to refer to the fact that many adults who have advanced in years often appear to have longer teeth than they did when they were young. That is […]

Developing a Good Dental Routine

When it comes to accomplishing goals, developing a routine and sticking to it is pretty much essential. Those who wish to lose weight and become healthier must implement an exercise routine and a healthy diet. Those who want to get out of debt must implement a routine for how they spend and save their money. […]

Smoking: A Real Drag on Your Oral Health

On a scale of 1-10 with “1” being least and “10” being worst, smoking ranks at a solid “10” as one of the worst habits that anyone could pick up. Tobacco is a highly addictive drug, which makes it very difficult to break the habit – prolonging the destruction that it causes to the body. […]

Does Chewing Gum Really Prevent Cavities?

Chewing gum has been a habit that Americans have enjoyed for more than 100 years. Some people chew it out of habit, some chew it for its flavor or as a breath freshener, and still some chew it in order to break bad habits (e.g. smoking or biting the fingernails). Fortunately, chewing the correct type […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Most people grow four extra permanent teeth than their mouth can hold. These third molars, also called “wisdom teeth,” develop much later than the other permanent teeth. This late development can cause a great deal of problems due to the limited space inside the mouth. During adolescence and the early teenage years, the permanent teeth […]

Root Canals

The teeth are meant to be permanent features within the body that allow you to have a complete smile throughout your lifetime. However, many people face situations where the health and stability of a tooth is compromised. Cavities, decay, infection, and trauma must receive intervention from your dentist because these oral health issues will not […]

Signs You May Have A Cracked Tooth

Many people ignore signs of health issues simply because they do not like going to the doctor or they do not want to disrupt their busy schedules. The same is true when it comes to dental health concerns. Yet, seeking the appropriate attention when an issue arises is important to protect your body, including your […]

Dealing With Bad Breath

Bad breath plagues everyone from time to time depending on what is eaten or drunk on a specific day or how well a person is feeling. Occasional bad breath is easily corrected by upping brushing and flossing, and it is not a concern. However, there are many people who find that they are plagued by […]

What is Plaque?

Plaque is a dangerous form of buildup that occurs throughout the body. As it accumulates it prevents proper functioning of certain areas of the body and leaves certain aspects of your health extremely vulnerable. Dental plaque is a soft, sticky, white substance that develops on the teeth each day. Millions of bacteria call your mouth […]