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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.


A Dentist Explains the Difference between Cosmetic and Restorative Treatment

April 3, 2019

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woman smiling blonde nice teeth

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.


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! 


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!


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.


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.


Are You at Special Risk for Cavities? A Dentist Weighs in

January 28, 2019

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Woman suffering tooth pain

Tooth decay and gum disease are two of the most widespread health problems in American society. Some of us are more likely to develop these conditions then others, either due to hereditary factors, dietary choices, or side effects of medications. See your dentist as soon as possible if you suspect you fall into this category. He or she can help you to enjoy healthier teeth and gums.


Follow These Dentist Tips for Choosing a Good Mouthwash

January 25, 2019

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Mouthwash does more than freshen breath. It can also help to control plaque and tartar, the substances that cause cavities and gum disease. One way to choose the right mouthwash is by following some tips from your dentist. A good brand will contain fluoride, help to neutralize malodors, and be comfortable to use on a regular basis.


How to Floss Properly: Advice from Your Dentist

December 31, 2018

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man flossing

You brush your teeth twice every day. But every time you go to your dental checkups and cleanings, you hear the same thing: you need to floss as well. Isn’t brushing enough to keep your mouth clean and healthy? Besides daily brushing and going to dental checkups and cleanings, flossing is one of the best things you can do prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

Even if you do floss, are you certain that you’re doing it the right way? Make sure your flossing technique will help, and not hinder, your efforts for good oral health with this advice from your dentist.


6 Foods That Promote Your Gum Health from Your Dentist

December 24, 2018

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man eating gum health

You know sugar is bad for you. You should avoid eating it to help you maintain a healthy weight and good overall health. But did you know that excessive sugar intake can contribute to gum disease, a serious condition that could lead to tooth loss? The sugars feed harmful bacteria that produce acids and attack gums, causing them to separate from the teeth. If left unchecked, permanent damage can be done to the supporting fibers and bone.

Although leftover food particles, especially from sugary foods and carbohydrates, can contribute to gum disease, there are some foods that actually help promote your gum health. Check out these gum-friendly food suggestions from a dentist.

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