Category Archives: Preventative Dentistry

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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Your Smile As You Age

Our body’s natural aging process is inevitable. The years take a toll on our bones, skin and organs. Your teeth are no different. Since we use our teeth on a daily basis, it is not surprising that over time we … Continue reading

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Is It Time For a Night Guard?

Do you clench or grind your teeth at night? Perhaps we should ask your partner! Nighttime teeth grinding, or bruxism, causes many problems, including those that go beyond your mouth and affect your partner’s quality of rest. If you’re guilty … Continue reading

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Stress and Your Oral Health

Let’s face it; life can be stressful. If you are not finding ways to reduce or manage stress, it can quickly take its toil on your health. Stress can impact your skin, your weight, your heart and even your mouth. … Continue reading

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Is Your Mouth Causing Your Headaches?

Chronic headaches can be disruptive and painful, reducing the quality of life for those who suffer. Although headaches can be a sign of many medical conditions, a significant number of patients find that the source of their headaches is in … Continue reading

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What Your Dentist Needs to Know

If it isn’t in my mouth, my dentist doesn’t need to know, right? Wrong. Many believe that “the mouth is the window to your overall health.” There are several health conditions that affect your teeth and gums. You should always … Continue reading

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Mouth Sores: When To Worry

Most people have suffered from a mouth sore at some point in their life. Typically occurring on the tongue, inside of the cheek, lips or gums, mouth sores can be very irritating and painful, especially when eating or drinking. There … Continue reading

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