Category Archives: Family Dentistry

Is Your Bad Breath a Sign of Gum Disease?

Bad breath is hard to hide. While a breath mint or stick of chewing gum can mask your bad breath temporarily, chronic halitosis needs more effective treatment. If you battle stinky breath on a daily basis, go ahead and make … Continue reading

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Could Poor Dental Health Affect Your Brain?

There is no question that the condition of your oral health affects your entire body. You’ve probably heard that gum disease in particular can be linked to stroke, heart disease, diabetes and premature births when left untreated. However, could dental … Continue reading

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Top Reasons For Dental Anxiety

According to recent statistics, approximately 15 percent of Americans suffer from dental anxiety. Dental anxiety, also called dental fear, is a very real condition. While dental anxiety has kept many patients from getting the dental care they need and deserve, it … Continue reading

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Are You A Diver? See Your Dentist

Have you ever heard of barodontalgia? If you are regular scuba diver, you are probably familiar with the term. Barodontalgia refers to a toothache caused by an increase in pressure (either at high altitudes or underwater). While a person may … Continue reading

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How Teeth Grinding Can Change Your Look

There is no doubt about it, teeth grinding is a bad habit. While some people clench or grind their teeth during times of stress, others do it while they sleep. Regardless of what time of day you do it, the … Continue reading

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Halloween Candy: Tips From Your Dentist

That time of year is approaching when dentists across the nation cringe: Halloween. While we can’t make everyone hand out toothbrushes and apples, we can educate you on some tips to follow when it comes to Halloween candy and your … Continue reading

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Brush Up On Your Tongue Health

When you consider your oral health, you probably think of your teeth and gums. While these are two critical components of your oral health, there is another area that is just as important, yet often gets overlooked: your tongue! Your … Continue reading

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Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Brush?

It is not uncommon to hear patients say that their gums bleed when they brush or floss. Finding “pink in the sink” after oral hygiene routine can be a warning sign that your gums need attention. While it may not … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Toothbrush

Brushing is essential if you want optimal oral health. However, just picking up any toothbrush and dragging it across your teeth isn’t enough. It is also important to have the right toothbrush and use it correctly. If not, you may … Continue reading

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Get Your Floss On

We know you are tempted to end your dental hygiene routine with brushing and rinsing. However, failing to pick up your floss can cause more detriment than you think. If you are like most people, you have tight spaces in … Continue reading

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