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What Are Prophylactic Antibiotics and Do I Need Them?

Sometimes dentists recommend a dose of antibiotic before dental treatment.  Here’s why. You may have a family member or friend mention that they take a dose of antibiotics before dental procedures.  Have you ever wondered why? Everyone has a bacteria in their mouth.  During certain dental procedures, there is a risk of bacteria from the…

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What causes bad breath…

Bad breath isn’t fun for anyone. Here are a few causes and some ideas to keep your breath fresh. Sometimes bad breath is the result of a garlicky dinner or morning coffee but sometimes it’s caused by a chronic condition called halitosis. If you have persistent bad breath that doesn’t go away even after brushing…

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Raise Your Dental IQ: 10 Tidbits About Your Teeth

Here are 10 cool dental facts to help you wow your friends and family! You use your teeth to bite, chew, and maybe even engage in some ill-advised package opening. (Tsk, tsk.) Unless a tooth is bothering you, you probably don’t give them a second thought. But there is so much more to your chompers.…

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Little-Known Facts About Gum Disease and Symptoms

Think you know all there is to know about gum disease? Well, there are quite a few little-known facts that you should be aware of so you can take the right steps towards keeping those gums clean and healthy. Want to know just how important gum health really is, and how scary gum disease could…

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Five Tricks to Keep Red Wine from Staining Teeth

Hold Off Brushing – Yes, you are reading that correctly.  Brushing your teeth right after drinking wine can damage your tooth enamel since the high acidity of wine make your teeth super sensitive to abrasion.  Instead, brush your teeth an hour or so before.  Wine clings to and stains the plaque in your teeth.  Brushing…

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Four Things Your Mouth Can Tell You About Your Health

Your breath may remind you that you ate some onions at lunch, but that’s not all your mouth can tell you.  These oral symptoms from cavities to bleeding gums sometimes signal an underlying problem.   If you suddenly have a bunch of cavities… It might mean:  Diabetes Assuming you’re not hooked on a sugary drink, a…

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