Nov 16 2017
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How Bad is Coffee for My Teeth?

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Brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly are the three pillars of dental health most people are familiar with. While all of these are essential, it’s important to recognize that your diet can have a very substantial impact on your teeth as well. What Does Coffee Do to Your Teeth? There are two main ways […]

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Oct 27 2017
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How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?

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Keeping your teeth free of plaque and tartar significantly lowers your risk of developing tooth decay and other dental problems. Brushing two or three times per day at home helps keep your teeth clean, but it doesn’t fully remove harmful buildup. In order to do that, you need to have your teeth cleaned at the […]

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Sep 27 2017
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The Real Causes of Bad Breath

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Halitosis, known as chronic bad breath, can come from different causes. Knowing more about the underlying causes of bad breath can help ensure that you get the right treatment you need. Causes of Bad Breath You can have bad breath occasionally from eating certain foods, such as onions or garlic, or if you have a […]

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Aug 10 2017
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A Grape a Day Keeps the Dentist Away?

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The right diet can be helpful in reaching virtually any health goal. But did you know certain foods could also enhance dental health? One of the more powerful foods for improving the health of your teeth and gums are grapes. While many people know grapes as a “superfood,” few realize how good it is for your […]

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Jul 20 2017
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Can You go to the Dentist While Pregnant?

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It’s important to take care of your overall health while pregnant, and dental care is no exception. Pregnancy can have an impact on your oral hygiene, which can, in turn, affect your developing baby. Pregnancy gingivitis Pregnancy hormones can cause your gums to become inflamed, swollen, or tender. You may notice that your gums bleed […]

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Jun 22 2017

Can Stress Affect My Teeth?

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Stress can have a negative impact on nearly every part of your body, including your teeth. When you’re under a lot of pressure or stress, you’re more likely to increase your risk of tooth damage in a couple different ways. Teeth Grinding One of the most common ways stress leads to damaged teeth is grinding. […]

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May 19 2017

Three Ways to Reverse Gingivitis

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Oral hygiene requires more than brushing twice a day. Skipping important steps like flossing, good brushing techniques, and regular dental cleanings set you at greater risk for developing gingivitis. Although it’s reversible and curable, ignoring gingivitis can lead to a host of other health problems. What is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is inflamed gum tissue. When you […]

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Apr 25 2017
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The Importance of Second Dentist Opinions

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Your smile is one of the first things people see. Not to mention, dental health is imperative to your overall wellbeing. When you’re faced with major dental work, you can greatly benefit from a second opinion. Let’s take a look when to seek a second opinion and what questions you should ask. When to Get […]

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Mar 1 2017
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Caring for Your Implant-Supported Dentures

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After getting your implant-supported dentures, you might notice your dentist uses special tools to clean them and the areas around them. This often raises questions for patients: What is the best way to make sure these implants stay clean, and how can it be done at home? Implant-supported dentures differ from conventional “complete dentures” since […]

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Feb 1 2017
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The Good Food, the Bad Food, & the Tooth Decay

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It’s not interesting to stay away from sugary delicacies like candies and cookies, but, when it comes to protecting your teeth from tooth decay, your choice of food is vital. To help prevent tooth decay, here is a list of food choices that you should avoid and ones that you should keep. Food to Avoid […]

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