4 Ways to Improve Your Gum Health

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Would you believe that close to half of all adults in America show some signs of gum disease? Oral health is an essential aspect of our entire physical well-being. Gum disease affects both the gums and the surrounding tissues, and can lead to tooth loss and even cause other serious health problems like heart disease. It’s clear […]

5 Benefits of Tooth Extractions

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Dealing with a damaged tooth is a level of pain and discomfort no one wants. As soon as you have a problematic tooth, a tooth extraction followed by a dental implant is an excellent remedy to consider. Whether you opt for a replacement tooth or not, it’s important to have the initial tooth removed. Let’s […]

Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities, is among the most prevalent oral diseases. It’s almost among the most preventable. When the bacteria in your mouth break down food, it produces acids that can severely damage the enamel (the hard part of your teeth). Symptoms of tooth decay include: Sudden toothache or pain […]

Yes, You Really Do Need to Floss

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We all know how important it is to take care of our teeth, and when we see a dentist for routine check-ups, he or she will usually ask about flossing habits. This can put some patients in an awkward position because they don’t floss regularly, and why should they if brushing works just fine? But […]

Healthy Foods, Healthy Smile

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Oral hygiene is so important – one of the first activities parents teach little kids is how to brush their teeth. If you’re not flossing regularly, you might want to start there on your quest for a healthy smile. But if you’re a diligent wielder of dental floss and still have tooth sensitivity or other […]

The Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

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Individuals with gum disease are two to three times more likely to have heart problems during their lives. A 2014 study found that people who have a healthy dental routine spend less money on cardiovascular care than those who don’t regularly brush and floss their teeth. Continue reading to learn about the link between gum disease and […]

Healthy Mouths: How to Improve your Oral Microbiome

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Most people know about gut health and how to ensure it isn’t causing tany health problems. Dental health professionals would say the same about the oral microbiome. However, most people don’t realize that their oral health may be causing other health issues, including those in the gut.  The mouth and nose act as a gateway into the rest […]

What Happens if You Don’t Brush Your Teeth?

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While everyone forgets to brush their teeth sometimes, it’s still recommended to do so twice a day. Dental issues set in within 48 hours of the last time you brushed your teeth. You really don’t want to put off brushing for too long.  Continue reading to learn what happens when you don’t brush your teeth […]

What Are Smoking’s Effects on Your Teeth?

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Somewhere around 34 million adults are currently cigarette smokers in the United States. If you’re a smoker or someone who you love smokes, you’re probably aware that there are a number of health conditions that are linked to smoking cigarettes. You might not know, however, that smoking can be particularly hard on your oral health. What exactly […]

Good Oral Health Can Mean a Better COVID-19 Outcome

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Good oral health is about more just than the condition of your mouth. Not only does oral hygiene affect overall health, but it can impact our daily lives. Good oral health improves your appearance and your quality of life through your ability to make facial expressions, speak, smile, chew, swallow, digest, and even smell. COVID-19 […]