Category Archives: Preventative 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 Ear Pain Is Commonly Misdiagnosed in Adults

When it comes to adults with ear pain, it is easy to assume that the discomfort is due to an ear infection. However, ear infections are not common in adults. In most adult patients, ear pain is not related to … 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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Have a Teeth Grinding Habit? Take These Steps

According to the American Sleep Association, teeth grinding (or bruxism) affects 10% of Americans adults and as many as 15% of American children. While this oral habit can occur during any time of day, nocturnal teeth grinding is considered the … 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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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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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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Athletic Mouthguards: Custom Vs. Store-Bought

When it comes to dental-related injuries and contact sports, the statistics are staggering. While mouthguards were once only used for boxing or football, they are now increasingly popular in other contact sports such as basketball, lacrosse and more. If your … Continue reading

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Dental Care for the Aging Adult

Taking care of your teeth and gums is important at every stage of life, whether you are a child or senior adult. However, there are unique sets of challenges you’ll face at every age. When it comes to the older … Continue reading

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