Serious Tooth Infection

Posted by on May 15, 2019

Your teeth are packed with nerves, which is why a toothache, while only affecting a small area of the mouth, is no small matter. The pain from a serious tooth infection can be debilitating, and it’s usually the result of a deeper issue. A tooth...

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Are Root Canals Painful? A Simple Question With a Complex Answer

Posted by on May 13, 2019

Do you need a root canal to save your tooth? Are root canals painful? You don’t have to dread getting this procedure done. With the help of numbing medicine, you shouldn’t have any severe pain. You do have to take good care of your mouth ...

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What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Posted by on May 8, 2019

If you avoid eating cold foods or drinking hot beverages because your teeth are sensitive, it may be time to get to the bottom of this painful condition. Approximately 40 million adults in the United States experience tooth sensitivity, according to ...

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Bad Dental Care Often the Culprit in Bad Breath

Posted by on May 6, 2019

What’s the most common reason for bad breath? Bad dental care, say experts. The condition stems from having “a concentration of bacteria-producing malodorous chemicals coming from the lack of oral hygiene,” said Dr. Phillip Tierno, ...

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Doing Your Part for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Posted by on May 1, 2019

How good is your oral hygiene? Are your teeth and gums in good condition? When it comes to having healthy teeth and gums, these are just two of the many questions you should ask yourself on a regular basis. Good oral hygiene is a process that takes m...

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Does Chewing Gum Improve Concentration?

Posted by on April 29, 2019

The Research Chewing a piece of sugarless gum after lunch can not only help you protect your dental health, but also help focus to avoid that afternoon slump in productivity, according to researchers at Cardiff University in Wales. The study, publish...

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Five Surprising Reasons for Bad Breath in Children

Posted by on April 24, 2019

  Having your kids brush their teeth before they go to bed each night helps them learn good oral hygiene practices. And while twice-daily toothbrushing is good for developing teeth, its not always enough to stop bad breath from occurring. Bad br...

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The Basics of Mouth Sores

Posted by on April 22, 2019

Mouth sores can be annoying, painful and unsightly. They can be caused by bacterial, viral or fungal infections, a loose orthodontic wire, a denture that doesn’t fit, or a sharp edge from a broken tooth or filling. Among the most common mouth sores...

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Healing From the Flu? Don’t Forget to Take Care of Your Mouth!

Posted by on April 17, 2019

Influenza can hit home year-round, but most of the time activity peaks between December and February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ADA in January released information for patients to keep in mind when caring for th...

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Dentistry for Kids: Focus on Fun, Not Fear

Posted by on April 16, 2019

A visit to the dentist can be a frightening time for kids. From hearing stories of tooth extractions and fillings on the playground, to mirroring their parent’s own anxieties, your child may become quite resistant to a visit to the dental offic...

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Diet’s Role in Oral Health

Posted by on April 10, 2019

Changing your eating habits could help reduce the risk for cavities! The December 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association reminds patients that maintaining a balanced diet is important to maintaining a healthy smile. Cavities are...

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How Does Water Flossing Compare to Traditional Flossing?

Posted by on April 8, 2019

There’s an old-school catchy jingle that says, “You are what you eat from your head down to your feet.” Whether your preferred snack is fresh fruits and veggies or you prefer to satisfy your sweet tooth, at some point food will get ...

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