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Teeth Whitening: Don’t Make These Common Mistakes

Having a bright smile is one of the most attractive accessories anyone can wear. A beautiful smile is the representation of health and happiness, drawing others in and often making up for other shortcomings. Many people go to great lengths to achieve a beautiful smile through proper oral care, orthodontics, and teeth whitening. While all […]

Protecting Your Child’s Teeth During Sports

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Sports and recreational activities are a huge part of many of American families each year. Many parents view sports as a great way for their children to build skills in team work, conflict resolution, and work ethic. All of these are life-long skills that can benefit children well into adulthood, yet building these skills through […]

Gum Health with Diabetes

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With all the concerns that people with diabetes have, oral health is not often one they consider. However, because of their high glucose (sugar in the blood) levels, diabetics are vulnerable to issues that lead to gum disease. Sugar in saliva allows damaging bacteria to multiply. The abundance of bacteria creates an infection and attacks […]

Fluoride is Your Ally

Fluoride is Your Ally

Even with the prevalence of fluoride in tap water, toothpaste, and mouth rinses, many people are significantly deficient in fluoride, which puts their oral health in jeopardy. Fluoride is a natural mineral found in soil, rocks and food. As a preventative dental agent, fluoride is used in two ways: systemically and topically. Topically: a fluoride […]

Dental Visits Must Be a Priority

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Priorities are things that you set apart because of their importance. Things like sleeping, eating, going to work, and paying bills on time are often at the top of your priorities. Other things should also be on a list of priorities like eating healthy, sleeping enough each night, leaving the stress of work at work […]

Gum Disease and Pregnancy

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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 […]