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What is a Dental Emergency?

When you incur trauma to your teeth such as a broken or dislodged tooth, pain, bleeding or cuts to the gums or inside of the mouth, emergency dental services are available to provide immediate care. While we don’t plan for emergencies, most dentists can modify their schedules to see patients who are experiencing distress, even

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Why Fluoride is Important for Dental Health

Sometimes called “nature’s cavity fighter,” fluoride is an essential component of good dental health. Let’s look at why it works. Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally, and is found in some of the foods and drinks we consume. It aids our dental health by coating the surface of the teeth (the enamel), making them

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Does Sugar Harm Teeth?

Your mother probably told you that eating too much sugar would give you cavities. However, it’s not the actual sugar that causes cavities, it’s what happens after you eat sugar. Your mouth is naturally filled with scores of bacteria both good and bad, and when you eat sugar, that sugar feeds the harmful bacteria, which

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Aging and Tooth Loss

As you age, you may be in fear that, as a normal part of aging, you might lose your teeth. But that doesn’t have to be the case. While losing baby teeth is normal, losing teeth as an adult is not a part of the normal aging process. Here are some of the reasons older

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Oral Piercings Can Be Dangerous To Your Health

While oral piercings may be trendy, they can also create a host of problems, and not just with dental issues. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “Oral piercings or tongue splitting may look cool, but they can be dangerous to your health. Because your mouth contains millions of bacteria, infection and swelling often occur

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Drinking Water Leads to Healthy Teeth

We hear all the time that we should drink more water. But why would a dentist tell you that? It turns out that drinking water is actually good for your teeth as well. Our body composition is about 60% water, and water plays an important role in distributing healthy nutrients throughout our body, eliminating waste,

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Tooth Grinding and Night Guards

You may be unaware that you are grinding your teeth because you do it while you’re asleep. But your dentist can tell, from the damage that tooth grinding can cause to your teeth. Signs of tooth grinding include: • Worn-away enamel on the tooth surfaces that touch • Tooth cracks or chips, or fractured or

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Oral Cancer Screening

One thing dentists are doing more often is screening patients for oral cancer. Since most people don’t spend time looking inside their mouths, the routine dental examination offers an ideal—and regular—opportunity to monitor a patient’s health. During your exam, your dentist will feel your jaw and neck, looking for lumps or tissue changes. He or

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How Do You Know You Need a Root Canal?

One of the most feared phrases at the dentist office is, “You need a root canal.” Perhaps you’ve heard a horror story from a friend, or imagine the pain associated. But fear not, a root canal isn’t a bad as you think. In fact, it might be the most helpful procedure in keeping your natural

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