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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Jan 16 2017
Woman with jaw pain after grinding her teeth

Consequences of Grinding Your Teeth

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The problem of grinding your teeth, otherwise referred to as bruxism, is a condition that both children and adults suffer from. Although this condition does not usually cause harm, the problem arises when it occurs on a regular basis, thus causing tooth damage, stress fractures, and other oral complications. It is, therefore vital to be […]

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Dec 22 2016
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How Do I Know if I Have a Cavity?

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Have you been ignoring tooth pain or do you suffer from sensitivity to hot and cold foods in one or more teeth? If this describes you, chances are the pain won’t just go away. You may have a cavity, which is a serious dental issue you shouldn’t ignore. By having your dentist treat your cavity […]

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Nov 14 2016
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What Are Wisdom Teeth?

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Having wisdom teeth removed is a common procedure, but what exactly are these teeth? A wisdom tooth is a molar that comes in all the way at the back of the upper or lower jaw. These teeth are the third molars that grow and the final ones that come in through the gums. Unlike other […]

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