Category Archives: Family Dentistry

Considering an Oral Piercing? Know This First

Piercings may seem like a great way to express yourself or compliment your style, but when piercings involve your mouth, they bring serious risks to your dental health and overall health. Oral piercings can involve lip rings, tongue bars and … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Today’s Oral Cancer Risk

Did you know that oral cancer affects more people now than any point in history? This can largely be contributed to a recently discovered “new cause” of oral cancer and subsequent different demographic group than what we have seen in … Continue reading

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Why Dental Health Should Be On Your Back-to-School Radar

Back-to-school season is upon us. As you scurry around to purchase school supplies and new outfits, don’t forget to prepare your child for optimal oral health. Did you know that poor oral health is a leading reason why kids miss … Continue reading

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Know What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Most dental issues can be avoided with diligent oral hygiene and routine dental visits. However, not all dental issues are preventable. Just like any part of the body, your smile can suffer unexpected trauma. While never welcome, dental emergencies can … Continue reading

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Are Your Sleeping Habits Sabotaging Your Smile?

Sleep is an important part of your health. It is a chance for your body to rest and rebuild itself in countless ways. However, the way you sleep, or the habits you engage in subconsciously while you sleep, can end … Continue reading

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5 Reasons You Need an Emergency Dentist

Let’s face it; as much as we like to think we can plan our dental visits, there are times in which unexpected dental concerns arise. Teeth can demand emergency treatment after an accidental fall or sports injury, or when an … Continue reading

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Kids Can Get Gum Disease, Too!

Gum disease is a serious oral health condition. It involves infected tissues that can destroy your teeth’s supporting structures and even impact your overall health. Gum disease, however, is not restricted to the adult population. While kids are not likely … Continue reading

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Can Osteoporosis Affect Your Smile?

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes the body to lose too much bone and/or make too little bone. You probably know this condition by its association with aging adults, as it dramatically increases the risk of fracture and falls. … Continue reading

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Why You Need a Full-Service Dentist

The most standard and common type of dental treatment is a preventive checkup for your teeth every six months. This includes a professional cleaning, evaluation of your gum health, x-rays and other preventive services. However, few of us are lucky … Continue reading

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Did you know that the health of your mouth has a dramatic influence on the health of your body? According to Dr. Donald Ratcliffe, chairman of the department of dental medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in New York, “the … Continue reading

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