Category Archives: Preventative Dentistry

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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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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