It pays to be prepared for your dental appointment. Your dentist’s office will mail out a reminder notice or send an email well before the date of the appointment confirming the day and time. When you get the confirmation mark it on your calendar so you won’t forget. If this appointment is the first one…

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Your dentist will do everything possible to preserve your tooth but if that just is not possible extraction may be the only solution. Simple tooth extractions are just that – simple, and by following care instructions recovery time is minimal. The most important thing is to replace the tooth that has been lost asap in…

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If your dentist told you that simply by making a few changes in your daily lifestyle you could guarantee an improvement in your oral health would you listen? Considering the mounting evidence that a healthy mouth can affect our overall good health by protecting against things like heart disease and stroke you would be wise…

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Even though they’re all grown up adults are not immune to tooth decay. Statistics show, however, that adults are much more likely to suffer from gum disease and some will even lose teeth because of it. Prevention, that’s the key to avoiding the advanced stages of gum disease and it has to begin at the…

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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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