Category Archives: Preventative Dentistry

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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Eight Ways Smoking Affects Your Oral Health

Smoking is primarily known for its harm to your lung and heart health. However, smoking a cigarette also negatively impacts your oral health. There are certainly options in restorative dentistry to repair some of the damage that smoking causes to … Continue reading

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The Truth About Fluoride and Children

Although it has been debated, fluoride in correct doses is one of the safest and most effective ways to prevent tooth decay. If you are a parent, you should know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recently changed their … Continue reading

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Warning Signs of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is projected to cause 8,000 deaths in the United States this year alone, killing approximately 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. The death rate for this type of cancer is notably high because it is often … Continue reading

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How Well Do You Know Your Dental Terminology?

Going to the dentist can be intimidating. Although most hygienists and dentists work hard to use terms that are easy to understand, it can be very helpful for patients to “brush up” on their dental terminology so that they can … Continue reading

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The Mouth and Body Link

The relationship between your mouth and your body is a two-way street. In other words, a body in poor health can cause symptoms in the mouth, and likewise compromised oral health can lead to certain medical conditions. In the past … Continue reading

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