Category Archives: Family Dentistry

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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Cosmetic Dentistry: More Than Meets the Eye

It is understandable and quite common to consider cosmetic dentistry as a purely aesthetic solution. This can make it difficult for patients to justify the investment. The truth is, however, cosmetic dentistry improves more than your looks. Whether you want … Continue reading

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When Your Tooth Goes Numb

If you’re feeling numbness in your teeth or gums, don’t ignore it. In fact, you should see a dentist sooner rather than later. While your foot may “go to sleep” or feel numb after sitting on it for too long, … Continue reading

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Is Your Bad Breath a Sign of Gum Disease?

Bad breath is hard to hide. While a breath mint or stick of chewing gum can mask your bad breath temporarily, chronic halitosis needs more effective treatment. If you battle stinky breath on a daily basis, go ahead and make … Continue reading

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Could Poor Dental Health Affect Your Brain?

There is no question that the condition of your oral health affects your entire body. You’ve probably heard that gum disease in particular can be linked to stroke, heart disease, diabetes and premature births when left untreated. However, could dental … Continue reading

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