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What are Wisdom Teeth, and Should They be Removed?

What are Wisdom Teeth, and Should They be Removed?

By | Dental Health

If you have regular dental exams, your provider likely has x-rayed your teeth; this can help pinpoint a number of dental issues and concerns, but also is how your dentist evaluates your wisdom teeth. Not sure if you have wisdom teeth? Most adults do, though some may never even realize it. The real issue comes when there is a reason to remove the wisdom teeth, which may sound dreadful and daunting. Don’t worry; your dentist can explain the benefits of removing your wisdom teeth as well as the precise procedure…

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5 Oral Health Tips to Manage Halloween Treats

5 Oral Health Tips to Manage Halloween Treats

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

The holiday brings Halloween treats, snacks, and candy into your home, generally via your kids’ spoils from trick-or-treating. Foster good oral care and healthy habits this year by helping curb your kids’ indulgence on sugary, sweet snacks. Work to keep a balance between prudent oral hygiene and seasonal splurges, like Halloween goodies. Five oral health tips to help your kids manage their Halloween treat haul are: Set some limits. Don’t deprive your kids of their Halloween treats, but set some limits. Always encourage them to stop snacking after their nighttime…

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What are the Different Types of Dental Appliances Used by a Dentist?

What are the Different Types of Dental Appliances Used by a Dentist?

By | Dental Health, Dental Visit

Dental appliances are devices used by your dentist to help treat your dental problems. Ranging from braces and retainers to dental crowns and fillings, a dental appliance is any device that helps maintain your dental health, either long-term or short-term. Dental appliances can range from permanent fixtures to prosthetic or removable fixtures meant to help support, move, or even replace your teeth. These allow your teeth to work at full capacity while still remaining healthy, no matter the situation. Permanent Dental Appliances Permanent dental appliances include things like braces and…

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Oral Health Benefits of Fluoride

Knowing Facts from Fiction: The Oral Health Benefits of Fluoride

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

Fluoride is a mineral substance that helps strengthen teeth and can help prevent dental decay, and is mostly found in our water supply and in our toothpaste.  Fluoride is added to the water supply of most urban and rural areas to help prevent dental decay and to help reduce dental care costs across the board. Unfortunately, when it comes to discussing fluoride’s health benefits, many myths pop up. Fluoride is a natural mineral found in phosphate rock, the same substance that we get phosphoric acid, a common ingredient in colas,…

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Avoid These Common Mistakes While Brushing Your Teeth!

Avoid These Common Mistakes While Brushing Your Teeth!

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

Brushing your teeth is an important aspect of oral hygiene and preserving your dental health. But many people don’t realize that there are a right way and a wrong way to do it. In many cases, improper teeth brushing can leave you at risk for a wide range of oral health issues, such as gingivitis, cavities, and tartar build up. When brushing your teeth, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. In almost every case, harder toothbrush bristles can cause damage to your gums and to the surface enamel of…

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Acid May be Dulling Your Smile.

Sugar Isn’t the Only Danger to Your Teeth. Acid May be Dulling Your Smile.

By | Dental Health

While an apple a day keeps the doctor away, the amount of acid found on your teeth after eating an apple may cause your dentist to be concerned. While most people are very aware of the potential dangers posed to your teeth by sugary snacks, healthy foods can sometimes deal as much damage to your teeth as that chocolate bar in your kitchen cabinet can. Fruits can oftentimes contain a large amount of natural acid, which in turn can damage the surface of your dental enamel. Other common beverages, such…

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Prevent Tooth Decay in Small Children with these Helpful Tips.

The Easter Bunny is Coming! Prevent Tooth Decay in Small Children with these Helpful Tips.

By | Dental Health

When it comes to caring for your children’s teeth, one of the biggest concerns for most parents is their child’s sugar consumption. With holidays like Easter on the horizon, many children are likely to be exposed to an influx of sugary foods. While sugary foods can be enjoyed in moderation, it is important to limit the amount of sugar consumed by your child in order to prevent cavities. Although cavities are not going to appear overnight due to one or two chocolate bunnies, it is important to keep up good…

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Dental Danger: 7 Things You Must Avoid to Save Your Teeth

Dental Danger: 7 Things You Must Avoid to Save Your Teeth

By | Dental Health

  Making sure your teeth last you your whole life is a long term investment that takes only a few simple steps a day. However, many people fall into some simple pitfalls when it comes to preserving their oral hygiene. Here are seven things to avoid to make sure your teeth are strong, clean, and healthy for years to come. 1. Not Brushing Enough While most people know that you are supposed to brush your teeth twice daily, the average adult fails to do so. This can lead to plaque…

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Improve Your Oral Health by Chewing Sugar Free Gum

ONE Crazy Thing That Can Help Improve Your Oral Health

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

When it comes to preserving your dental health, you are a master. You brush your teeth with a fluoride based treatment twice daily, and make sure to floss. You attend your regular dental appointments and contact your dentist as soon as issues occur. However, did you know there is one thing you can do between brushing sessions that can significantly impact your dental health? Throughout an average day, your teeth come under attack from dozens of angles, from that coffee you had on the way to work to the guilty…

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Tips for Cutting Back on Sugar

Sugar Danger. A Few Tips for Cutting Back on Sugar in the New Year.

By | Dental Health

With 2017 coming to a close, you may be joining millions of Americans who make resolutions for things they would like to do differently in 2018. Improving health is often at the top of the list, including oral health. One change you can make to improve your health in the new year is to reduce your sugar intake. This might sound simple, but it can be challenging if you’re addicted to sugar.   Reducing or eliminating sugar is also difficult when you don’t even know that you’re consuming it. This…

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