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Make Your Dentist Smile with These 5 Great Oral Hygiene Habits

June 29, 2019

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The CDC has found that tooth decay is the most widespread chronic disease among children in the United States; furthermore, well over 90% of American adults have had at least one cavity in their lives. The good news is that despite being extremely common, cavities (and other oral health problems such as gum disease) are preventable – as long as you’re practicing good oral hygiene! Here are 5 habits your dentist might suggest for protecting your pearly whites from harm.

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Your Dentist Says You Should Ask Your Hygienist These 7 Questions

June 27, 2019

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Routine dental checkups are usually just that – routine. However, they are a great chance to stay up to date with your oral health and for your dentist to catch problems with your teeth and gums before they get worse. There are a few things you should talk to your dentist about at every visit just to stay on top of your oral health. Here are 7 questions should ask your dental hygienist.

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Could Gum Disease Really Be Linked to Heart Problems?

May 25, 2019

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Heart and pulse

Gum disease is more widespread than you might think; in fact, according to the CDC, almost half of US adults over age 30 have a form of gum infection. If you’re in this group, you might think bleeding gums and eventual tooth loss are your biggest worries. Unfortunately, the problem could potentially be much larger; you could be at greater risk for cardiovascular disease. Here’s what you need to know about the link between gum disease and your heart.

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How Dental Implants Can Help You Feel More Confident in Your Smile

May 17, 2019

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smiling woman in sunglasses

If you’re missing a tooth or teeth, it’s easy to feel self-conscious about it. Being uncomfortable with your smile can keep you from fully enjoying yourself in public. Eating certain foods might be difficult. Smiling in front of people might be scary. There are a few options to restore your confidence in your smile, including dentures and bridges, but the one with the most benefits is dental implants.

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Seeing Your Dentist Can Protect You against Oral Cancer

April 25, 2019

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“oral cancer” written on transparency

Oral cancer afflicts more than 50 million Americans each and every year. As with most forms of cancer, early detection is crucial for successful treatment. This is one more reason why seeing your dentist for regular exams is so important. The few minutes a screening takes could literally be the difference between life and death.

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A Dentist Explains the Difference between Cosmetic and Restorative Treatment

April 3, 2019

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The services your dentist provides may fall under more than one category, depending on the scope of the practice. Almost all dentists provide basic services such as exams, cleanings, and fillings. Many practices also offer treatments that fall under the category of either cosmetic or restorative dentistry. Knowing the difference between the two can help you to be a more informed consumer of dental care services.

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What Causes Bleeding Gums? Your Dentist Explains

March 25, 2019

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toothpaste mixed with blood in sink

When you brushed and flossed your teeth this morning, you noticed a swirl of pink go down the drain. That small of an amount of blood may not have seemed like a big deal, but it could be a symptom of much larger problems like gum disease or poor dental hygiene. Your dentist lets you know what this could mean for your oral health and how you can prevent it. Read on to save your smile and avoid the discomfort of bleeding gums! 

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Are Dental Implants a Good Fit for Me?

March 9, 2019

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implants sitting on table

You may be fed up with the daily inconveniences that dentures can cause for you, like having them slip in the middle of a conversation or rinsing them after every time you eat. It’s no wonder why you’re looking into better options that can provide you more stability and fewer problems. Dental implants can give you the look and conveniences of a natural smile. Read on to find out what they have to offer and whether they’re the right option for you!

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Sick of Restless Nights? You May Have Sleep Apnea

February 23, 2019

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About 25% of men and 10% of women have sleep apnea, many of whom go undiagnosed for longer than they should. If you’re waking up your partner in the middle of the night from snoring too loudly or getting up feeling exhausted, you may have sleep apnea. Did you know there are three different kinds of sleep apnea? The right treatment plan could help you get the sleep you need to get through the day without struggling to stay awake at work.

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Your Dentist Offers Tips on Tongue Health

February 7, 2019

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person holding a scraper to their tongue

You may sometimes notice your breath still smells bad even though you follow a strict daily dental routine. It could be because you and your toothbrush aren’t paying enough attention to your tongue. Every time you pop a handful of candies into your mouth, you’re feeding the oral bacteria on your tongue which could be contributing to your bad breath. It’s a good thing your dentist is able to provide you facts and tips on how to keep this part of the mouth healthy and stink-free.

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