There are several things that you can do to help maintain your oral health. It’s important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your day, not only is it good for your general health but it can also relieve the symptoms of chronic dry mouth. If your drinking water is fluoridated you can…

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Most people are a little on edge about a pending dental procedure. They may be afraid of feeling pain or dreading the injection of local anesthetic that will prevent it. Whatever the cause for concern it rarely has to do with what may happen AFTER the procedure. There are specific care instructions associated with root…

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Children are more prone to tooth decay while adults are more apt to suffer from some form of gum disease. The likelihood of getting a cavity does decrease as you age but you are not totally immune. Some of the causes of adult tooth decay are different from the reasons that children get cavities but…

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There are many reasons why you may experience the feeling of having a dry mouth every now and then. It could be associated with being put in an awkward social position, or feeling anxious about making a business presentation in front of a roomful of executives. These are a fairly common phenomenon but chronic “dry…

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Even if you’re the best brusher and flosser that ever was you should still have an in-office professional teeth cleaning done at least every six months in order to prevent plaque buildup. Plaque is the bad guy in the fight against gum disease and tooth decay. We can’t totally eliminate the presence of plaque on…

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Experience and information has made us aware of the foods, drinks and behavior patterns that can cause our teeth to stain. Unfortunately, some of the worst culprits often turn out to be on list of favorite foods and those habits that we should give up are usually the hardest ones to break. “All things in…

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Dental plaque cannot be avoided.  When certain foods mix with your natural flow of saliva they combine to form a sticky film of bacteria that settles over your teeth.  Bacterial plaque is what causes tooth decay and gum disease.  The good news is that plaque can be controlled by brushing and flossing daily and seeking…

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The biggest threat to the oral health of our children is tooth decay. Studies have shown that it is the most common childhood disease, surpassing both asthma and obesity. The irony is that tooth decay is so easily avoided. By adapting a home care routine of healthy habits and seeing a dentist at regularly scheduled…

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Teeth whitening has become so common and is so easy to accomplish that it is no wonder the practice is so popular. Whitening is probably the most asked for any cosmetic dental procedure out there today. The reasons for having it done vary. It can be totally for appearance’s sake or to create a better…

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You know your mouth better than anyone so if you notice any changes that may crop up in between regularly scheduled dental appointments be sure to make a note of them.  If you suspect that the change may signal something more serious, call your dentist right away. It’s important to know what to be on…

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