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What is Gingivitis?

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What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis Treatment: The earliest stage of gum disease is called Gingivitis. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. Gingivitis is a very common condition caused primarily by poor oral hygiene. Yet, even people who brush regularly may find themselves with the telltale signs of gingivitis. The symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen gums…

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Health Spotlight: Sinus Infections

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: Pros and Cons

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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Sedation Dentistry – A Popular Option for Our Anxious Patients

For some, it is the sound of the dental equipment – for others the smell, or the sight of the dentist’s chair triggers a bad memory. Everyone has their own reason for not loving dental work—and that’s ok. We don’t take it personally! Dental care has come a long way in the last 10-15 years…

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Make The Call Now

Don’t let embarrassment keep you from getting the dental attention that you need. No matter how long it’s been since you’ve seen a dentist or had your teeth cleaned by a professional hygienist no one is going to judge you. A lot of people put off going to the dentist for one reason or another,…

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Fluoride Is A Key Preventive Agent

Are your family members getting enough fluoride for their protection from tooth decay? Since the 1950’s community drinking water supplies have been treated with fluoride so you got a small dose every time you turned on the tap, but with the growing popularity of bottled water more and more people are taking advantage of the…

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Are You Doing It Right?

Did it ever occur to you that as an adult you might need advice about how and when to brush your teeth? Guess what, maybe you do. You may know for instance, that brushing and flossing after every meal is part of an ideal plan for home care, but did you know that there’s a…

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Periodontitis Can Be Managed

Periodontal disease is just that, a disease. It affects your teeth and gums and the bone structure that supports them. It can also influence any other health issues that you may be dealing with. Once gum disease has advanced to the point of being diagnosed as periodontitis your dentist will recommend root planing and scraping,…

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Find New Favorites

Your teeth will be more sensitive than usual for the first 48 hours or so after a whitening treatment, they will also be more susceptible to staining. Your dentist will recommend that you avoid those foods and drinks that are known to stain your teeth for at least a week. So what will you replace…

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Take It From A Pro

Unless you are scheduled for a particular dental procedure, something other than whitening or cleaning, you will probably spend more time with your hygienist than with your dentist at your next regular appointment. Don’t waste that time. A dental hygienist is up on all the latest products that are displayed on the dental care aisle…

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