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How to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum Disease, otherwise known as Periodontal Disease, is a serious problem. Left unchecked, it can cause you to lose your teeth—and possibly worse. Early Signs of Gum Disease One of the first warnings that you might have gum disease is red, swollen or bleeding gums. You might spot blood when you brush or floss your

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Tooth Reshaping and Contouring

Are you embarrassed to smile because you think your teeth aren’t perfect? Do you notice the small chips or uneven alignment of your front teeth even though nobody else does? And does it make you self-conscious? How you feel about how you look is a cornerstone of self-confidence. And luckily there is a way to

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Do I Need to Take Antibiotics Before My Dental Visit?

In years past, patients with specific medical conditions were advised to take antibiotics before having dental work done. Those guidelines have changed. Now, in fact, taking antibiotics may do more harm than good. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), “Only people who are at the greatest risk of bad outcomes from infective endocarditis (IE)

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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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