Nov 9 2018
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Does Candy Really Cause Cavities?

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You’ve probably heard from a very young age that candy causes cavities. But is this true, or it is just a myth? The answer may be a little more complicated than you might think. What Are Cavities? Also called tooth decay, cavities are tiny holes in the hard surface of your teeth. If they’re not […]

Oct 15 2018
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How to Determine If You Have a Stress Cavity

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Stress can affect many parts of your body, increasing your risk of or worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to diabetes. It can also have a negative impact on your oral health, increasing the chances that you’ll have cavities. What are Stress Cavities? Stress cavities are those that are at least partially caused by stress. […]

Jul 18 2018
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Treatments for Pediatric Dentistry

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Pediatric dentistry helps establish the beginning of a lifetime of dental care. It’s an important component to ensuring that your child’s oral health and smile will serve them far into the future. What is Pediatric Dentistry? Pediatric dentistry is the care that dentists provide for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth. This begins when the […]

Feb 27 2018
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Can Stress Cause Cavities?

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Stress is an unavoidable fact of our everyday lives. Uncontrolled stress can impact your immune system, sleep habits, digestive system and your mental health. Too much stress can also significantly affect your oral health. Stress can cause teeth, gum and other oral structure health issues. Common Oral Health Issues Related To Stress Cavities – When you’re […]

Feb 23 2018
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Do I have a Cavity?

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Cavities are holes or structural damage in teeth, and it’s the second most common condition in adults and children. Only the common cold is experienced more frequently than cavities. Cavities, also known as tooth decay or caries, can form due to a variety of reasons including frequent snacking, drinking sugar-sweetened drinks and not cleaning your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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