Category Archives: Preventative Dentistry

Athletic Mouthguards: Custom Vs. Store-Bought

When it comes to dental-related injuries and contact sports, the statistics are staggering. While mouthguards were once only used for boxing or football, they are now increasingly popular in other contact sports such as basketball, lacrosse and more. If your … Continue reading

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Dental Care for the Aging Adult

Taking care of your teeth and gums is important at every stage of life, whether you are a child or senior adult. However, there are unique sets of challenges you’ll face at every age. When it comes to the older … Continue reading

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FAQs About Dental X Rays

Getting dental x-rays is an important component of your preventive dental care plan. Dental imaging has come a long way in past decades. Instead of traditional x-ray film, most modern dental offices offer digital imaging, which is more comfortable, safer … Continue reading

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Ear Infection or TMD?

Ear infections are more common in kids than adults. However, if you’re experiencing ear pain in your later years, you may understandably assume it is caused by an ear infection. While this could certainly be the case, your pain may … Continue reading

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Treat Your Headaches Without Drugs

Are you constantly relying on ibuprofen or other OTC pain relievers to get through the day? Chronic headaches can be a major disruption to your agenda, and they can certainly jeopardize your quality of life. If you are tired of … 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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What Your Saliva Says About Your Health

The average person produces two to four pints of saliva every day. But, what exactly can your spit reveal about your health? A lot more than you think! You may know saliva for its role in helping you speak, swallow … Continue reading

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Enamel Hypoplasia and Your Child

Just like any other developmental defect in the body, there can also be defects within your teeth. Enamel hypoplasia refers to an enamel defect that can affect primary teeth or permanent teeth. Parents may first become aware of this developmental … Continue reading

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Oral Health Problems Common in Seniors

Your oral health plays a significant role in your overall health and each stage of life presents its own unique oral health challenges. For senior adults, these can often be overlooked. However, addressing some of these dental problems can make … Continue reading

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Scaling and Root Planing Explained

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning below the gumline that is used to treat gum disease.

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