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The Risks of DIY dentistry

The Risks of DIY Dentistry

  Learning new skills can be exciting and fulfilling. For these reasons, many people are attracted to the DIY approach. While DIYing certainly has its benefits and can be a great approach to many activities, dentistry is not one of them. In fact, DIY dentistry can cause serious problems for your oral health, and you […]

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How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Oral Health

How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Oral Health

When asking people what types of things affect their oral health, most people would say things like oral hygiene and dietary habits. Although these things do play a large role in one’s oral health, they are not the only things that affect your oral health. In fact, many people don’t realize that certain medical conditions […]

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How Oral Hygiene Can Decrease the Risk of COVID-19 Complications

How Oral Hygiene Can Decrease the Risk of COVID-19 Complications

Did you know that proper dental care can help decrease the severity of COVID-19 infections? While this may seem far-fetched considering the fact that COVID-19 is a respiratory virus, recent research has actually found a possible link between poor oral hygiene and severe COVID-19 infections. In fact, an article published on the National Center for […]

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Teeth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers

Teeth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers: Which is Best?

When it comes to cosmetic dental treatments, there are a variety of options. Two of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures, however, are teeth whitening and veneers. While both treatments are effective at improving the look of your smile, they accomplish this in different ways. This ultimately means that there are certain cases where one […]

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Should You Be Using Mouthwash?

Should You Be Using Mouthwash?

Did you know that the first mouthwash invented by Joseph Lister in the late 1800s was actually developed as a surgical antiseptic? Based on Louis Pasteur’s research on microbial infection, carbolic acid was used to reduce the rates of postoperative infections. Later in 1914, an alcohol-based formula was developed and sold in the US as […]

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Fun Facts About Teeth

Fun Facts About Teeth

Although going to the dentist may not be the most exciting part of your day, there are so many interesting things about dentistry and your teeth that you may or may not know. Here are some of the most interesting facts:  Teeth & Tooth Decay Contrary to popular belief, teeth are not bones. Unlike bones, […]

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How Long Does it Take for a Cavity to Form?

How Long Does it Take for a Cavity to Form?

Cavities are one of the most prevalent health conditions. In fact, they are only second to the common cold. Not only are they extremely common, but severe cavities are one common reason for tooth loss or the need for extraction. However, teeth don’t go from being fine to needing to be extracted overnight. This raises […]

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Easy and Effective Ways to Improve Your oral health in 2021 (1)

Easy and Effective Ways to Improve Your Oral Health in 2020

Now that 2020 is almost over, many people are thinking about what resolutions they should make for the new year. Every year a common new year’s resolution that many people make is to be healthier. This usually means that they resolve to eat better and exercise more. While these are certainly wonderful resolutions, they are […]

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad for Your Oral Health?

Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad for Your Oral Health?

When it comes to foods that are bad for your oral health, most people know that sugar is on the top of that list. This is because sugar feeds the naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth, allowing it to reproduce and to produce acidic waste products. As bacterial populations grow and acidic waste damages the […]

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Why Can I See Through My Teeth?

Why Can I See Through My Teeth?

Have you ever looked in the mirror while brushing or flossing and noticed that you can see through the tips of your teeth? If this is something you’ve noticed, then your next thought was probably why can I see through my teeth? After all, normal teeth are opaque meaning that you should not be able […]

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What Tobacco Does to Your Oral Health

What Tobacco Does to Your Oral Health

Tobacco use puts you at a much higher risk of developing a variety of health conditions. Apart from predominantly affecting your respiratory system and increasing your risk of developing lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and general breathing problems, tobacco is also detrimental to your oral health. Not only does tobacco have the potential […]

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Traditional Dentures vs Overdentures

There are a growing number of options for dental patients who have experienced the loss of one or more teeth. Dental patients, therefore, have a lot more to learn when considering which option is right for their dental replacement. Dentures continue to be one of the most popular and affordable forms of dental replacement, but […]

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Why You Should Replace Metal Fillings

Why You Should Replace Metal Fillings

When it comes to dental fillings, there are two main choices: metal or nonmetal. Metal fillings have been commonly used since the 1800s, however they are now starting to decrease in popularity. Metal fillings can either be gold fillings composed of gold, copper, and other metals, or amalgam fillings, which are an amalgamation of silver, […]

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Transitioning from Dentures to Dental Implants

Transitioning from Dentures to Dental Implants

Dentures and dental implants are two types of dental prosthetics your dentist uses to replace multiple missing teeth. In fact, both can be used to replace an entire arch of teeth, as well as an entire mouth of missing teeth. However, dentures tend to have a shorter lifespan than dental implants, which means you may […]

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How to Keep Your Teeth White

5 Ways to Keep Your Teeth White

Whether you have naturally bright teeth or you have just had your teeth professionally whitened, chances are you want to keep your teeth white for as long as possible. However, that feat can be much easier said than done. Eventually your teeth will stain again, but there are still some things to do to help […]

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How to Fix a Broken Tooth

How to Fix a Broken Tooth

Your teeth are coated with a protective layer known as tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is extremely strong and is actually the strongest material in the human body. However, even though tooth enamel is very strong, it can still be damaged by using your teeth to open packages, chewing on hard objects, biting your nails, or […]

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Rendering of Root Canal

What Is Endodontic Treatment?

When the topic of endodontic treatment comes up, you may be confused as to what, exactly, that entails. The secret is in the name. “Endo” and “odont” are the root words of endodontic and come from Greek. “Endo” means “inside,” while “odont” means “tooth.” Endodontic treatments, therefore, are treatments for the interior of your tooth. […]

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Cosmetic Dental Treatments for Enamel Erosion

Cosmetic Dental Treatments for Enamel Erosion

Have you noticed that your teeth have become more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures than usual? Do you grind or clench your teeth due to stress? Are your teeth looking more yellow every day despite regular brushing and flossing? If you find yourself answering “yes” to any of these questions, then your tooth enamel […]

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Got Allergies? Tell Your Dentist

Got Allergies? Tell Your Dentist

Did you know that the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America estimates that 50 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies every year? Did you also know that seasonal allergies can affect your oral health? Many people don’t realize that their seasonal allergies can affect their oral health, therefore they often forget to tell their […]

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Is Dental Bonding as Good as Veneers?

The question: is dental bonding as good as veneers? is one that dentists get asked often, especially by patients who are debating between both treatments. The reason why this question is so common is due to the fact that both dental bonding and veneers produce similar results in different ways.  Both treatments are able to […]

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TheBest Dental Hygiene Tips2

The Best Dental Hygiene Tips

Proper dental hygiene is extremely important to preserve your oral health. In fact, it is so important that the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) has devoted the entire month of October to being National Dental Hygiene Month. Although your dentists and dental hygienists promote good oral habits all year round, there is a push during […]

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Do You Need to Clean Your Tongue?

Do You Need to Clean Your Tongue?

Most of us have been told that brushing and flossing daily are important parts of keeping our teeth and gums healthy. In fact, the American Dental Association formally states that brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing daily can help prevent dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. However, our teeth […]

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Ways To Improve Gum Health

Ways to Improve Gum Health

Did you know that your gum health can directly affect the health of your teeth? When you consider the fact that the gums are one of the main structures responsible for holding your teeth in their correct position, it makes sense that the health of both is so closely related. Peiple with healthy gums are […]

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What is Dental Resorption?

What is Dental Resorption?

Did you know that you can actually lose parts of your teeth? While this may sound like part of a horror movie, it is an unfortunate fact that certain dental injuries or irritations can cause parts of your tooth to deteriorate. This is known as a process called dental resorption and it can affect the […]

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Waterpik vs. Flossing: Which is Best?

Waterpik vs. Flossing: Which is Best?

A large part of having a beautiful smile is maintaining your oral health. Both your natural teeth and cosmetic restorations will need to be cared for daily to ensure that they stay in the best possible condition. The American Dental Association recommends that you brush at least twice a day and floss at least once […]

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Man Eating Strawberry

Foods That Benefit Your Oral Health

When we’re taking care of our teeth, the usual rag and bone involves brushing our teeth, using floss, and rinsing with mouthwash. While these can go a long way to protecting our dental health, there are additional steps we can take throughout our day that can ensure our smile will always be looking its best. […]

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4 Ways Your General Dentist Alleviates Dental Anxiety

4 Ways Your General Dentist Alleviates Dental Anxiety

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your local dental office at least once every six months for a dental exam and teeth cleaning. However, some people avoid these regular dental visits because they fear going to the dentist and statistics state that as many as 9-20% of Americans avoid the dentist altogether. Dental anxiety is […]

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3 Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

3 Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

The human mouth contains 32 permanent teeth, which are all essential for chewing, biting, speaking, and smiling. When one or more of these teeth are lost due to damage, decay, or dental trauma, it can cause a range of problems for the remaining teeth. In order to prevent the remaining teeth from being negatively affected […]

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What Saliva Does

What Saliva Does

When people think about their oral health, they often focus primarily on their teeth and maybe their gums. However, many people don’t consider saliva. Saliva, or spit, is the clear, lubricating fluid inside the mouth composed of water, bacteria, viruses, enzymes, blood cells, mucus, and undigested food particles. There are three main locations where the […]

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What is the Black Spot on the Inside of my Cheek?

What is the Black Spot on the Inside of my Cheek?

During your regular brushing and flossing routine, you may be alarmed if you find a black spot on the inside of your cheek. Black spots or dark spots on the inside of your cheek can be caused by a variety of different things, most of which are mild and easily treatable. However, some causes of […]

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