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Keep Cool and Get Relief from Tooth Sensitivity

Cold foods can make your sensitive teeth feel like a hot mess. Here are some tips to keep your mouth happy this summer. Whether it’s a tall glass of iced tea or your favorite ice cream cone, everyone has their go-to summer treat to help them cool down. When tooth sensitivity gets in the way…

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A Common Myth of Gum Disease

MYTH:  No cavities means no gum disease. FACT:  Being cavity-free doesn’t ensure you are in the clear where gum disease is concerned. That’s because gum disease is painless and many people have no idea they have it. Gums that bleed easily or are red, swollen or tender is a sign of gingivitis, the earliest stage…

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Five Summer Foods Bad for your Teeth

Summer means fun in the sun and BBQ’s in the backyard.  But certain summer-specific foods can hurt your teeth if you’re not careful. Corn on the Cob While corn itself isn’t bad for your teeth, eating it off the cob can cause fillings to dislodge and chipping to occur, especially if your teeth are particularly…

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Take a Good Look at Your Smile…

A tour of your mouth can provide clues to your overall health. Let’s take a tour around the inside of your mouth. With just a few minutes of exploring your teeth, gums, tongue, and lips — as well as the lining of your cheeks — you could learn something important about your health. Here’s what…

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When is a Cleaning More Than a Cleaning?

If you’ve missed a few professional cleanings or haven’t been brushing at home, you may need more than a “regular cleaning,” costing you more time and money. Did you know a routine cleaning is clinically called a prophylaxis, or prophy cleaning?  This is because it’s a preventative measure to reduce your risk of developing periodontal…

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Can children be at risk for developing periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is rarely found in children and only sometimes found in adolescents. However, children should still learn the importance of keeping their teeth and gums healthy to prevent periodontal disease in the future. Children should brush their teeth twice a day and learn how to floss properly- if children learn how to floss at…

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DIABETES AND PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Diabetic patients are more likely to develop periodontal disease, which in turn can increase blood sugar and diabetic complications. People with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without diabetes, probably because people with diabetes are more susceptible to contracting infections. Periodontal disease is often considered a complication of diabetes. Those people…

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Practice Dental Distancing During COVID-19!

COVID-19 is a new disease and we’re still learning how it spreads. The virus is thought to spread when infected people sneeze or cough, and possibly by touching contaminated surfaces. It may also be found in saliva. So when you’re sick and brush your teeth, germs end up on your toothbrush. And if it’s stored…

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