Sinus infection and teeth

How Chronic Sinus Infections Affect Your Teeth, (and Vice Versa!) Have you ever thought about the connection between your teeth and your sinuses? Perhaps you have had a sinus infection and had a bad toothache at the same time. The truth is, the sinuses and the teeth (especially the top teeth) exist in very close…

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charcoal toothpaste

Perhaps you have noticed that there are some new choices when it comes to toothpastes. Charcoal toothpaste is currently one of the biggest trends, found in the toothpaste aisle alongside your old favorites. This trendy beauty ingredient is now available in in commercial face masks and scrubs as well. The whole industry is singing the…

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Prevention

It’s easy to forget about prevention and maintenance when it comes to our health. Our lives are busy, and there are always last-minute emergencies. Sometimes, prevention, or “routine visits” just falls off the to-do list. Once we have a health problem, … we wish we had done a little “prevention.” This is just human nature,…

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Remember the story of a soda was used to disintegrate a tooth? This was done to show how the acid in the drink can destroy teeth, and to warn you about the dangers of drinking soda as a kid. In reality, there are many drinks we consume that affect the teeth. There are also steps…

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Did you know that the health of your mouth reflects the health of your whole body? We see a lot of mouths. The mouth can be a window into one’s overall health,  and usually we can pretty accurately guess if our patients have or have had a health problem. Lung problems, allergies, heart conditions, and…

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Sometimes patients tell us their bad teeth are genetic—their whole family has bad teeth, so they are pre-destined to a life of dental problems. Typically, this isn’t entirely true. We do see patients who have family members with similar oral health problems. In these cases, there is a pattern that emerges, many times passed down…

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