Category Archives: Oral Health

Alternatives to Traditional Flossing

Flossing is an essential part of your dental hygiene routine. In fact, without flossing in between your teeth each day, you would leave nearly 35% of your tooth’s structure unclean. This gives bacteria, plaque and food debris a chance to … Continue reading

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Could The Swimming Pool Affect Your Smile?

Extra splashes in the swimming pool can certainly put a smile on your face. But have you ever considered the effects that chlorine can have on your teeth? Whether you are an athletic swimmer or a recreational splasher, spending more … Continue reading

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Common Tooth Brushing Mistakes

If you are like most, brushing your teeth every day is like getting dressed or tying your shoes. But what if you’ve been doing it wrong all these years? Just because you have deep experience in brushing your teeth doesn’t … Continue reading

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Could Menopause Affect Your Dental Health?

While not a welcome experience, a woman undergoes a distinct transition in hormones around the age of 45 that is known as menopause. Menopause marks the end of menstrual cycles for females. However, the drastic changes in hormone levels as … 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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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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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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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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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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