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The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth to Your Oral Health

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth to Your Oral Health

By Oral Health

While there are many aesthetic reasons to replace missing or extracted teeth, you may not be aware of the health reasons to get dental implants or dental bridges. When you are missing teeth, your gum and jawline are susceptible to shrinkage and decay, and are less likely to hold their original shape. The open spaces in your smile can also lead to issues with brushing and flossing, and leave your remaining teeth open to tartar build up and even cavities. Here are some of the reasons why getting your missing…

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4 Ways Dental Insurance Will Benefit You

Here are 4 Ways Dental Insurance Will Benefit You

By Dental Visit

While fear of dentists is a common childhood fear, for adults many times the dental bill is more terrifying than any dental procedure. From the cost of general visits, to more severe dental issues, such as a chipped tooth or periodontal disease, many times your dental health takes second place to financial concerns. This is why investing in dental insurance can help make visits to our practice easier, more cost-effective, and less stressful for you and your family. When it comes to protecting your smile, regular dental visits are important…

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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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Dental Tips for the Holidays

The Christmas Gift Your Teeth Will Love (and Other Dental Tips for the Holidays)

By Oral Health

As a child, opening a gift of an electric toothbrush probably would have felt disappointing. Now that you’re older and more mature, you can appreciate that anyone who gives you this gift really cares about you. An electric toothbrush offers several benefits over a manual toothbrush, including making it easier to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Other important features include:   Better removal of plaque: Electric toothbrushes come with rotation oscillation activity that removes significantly more plaque than a manual toothbrush. This is the best way to prevent gingivitis,…

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Which toothpaste is best?

Which Toothpaste is the Right Toothpaste? Does it Matter?

By Dental Health, Dental Visit

Buying toothpaste seems like it should be a simple thing to do, but that isn’t always the case. Most people comparison shop to find the lowest per-ounce price for a tube as well as consider the reputation of the brand that sells it. If you’re the main shopper for your family, you also need to think about each person’s unique oral healthcare needs. This could require you to purchase two or more tubes of toothpaste. We discuss some of the most common options below.   Basic Toothpaste This can include…

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Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

By Oral Health

While anyone can develop oral cancer, meeting certain risk factors makes it more likely you will receive a diagnosis. For example, you don’t develop oral cancer from something as simple as irritation from dentures or from using mouthwash with a high alcohol content. According to the American Cancer Society, people with the highest risk of oral cancer typically meet one or more of these risk factors: Age greater than 55: Two of every three people diagnosed with oral cancer are at least 55 years old. The average age of diagnosis…

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Top Dental Concerns and Their Solutions

Five Top Dental Concerns and Their Solutions

By Dental Health, Oral Health

Some people are fortunate enough to only require dental check-ups twice a year and never need treatment beyond that. However, it’s typical to experience more dental concerns as you age that need additional attention from your dentist. Here are the five most common oral health conditions and the treatment for them:   Dry mouth: While most people experience dry mouth occasionally, you should consider seeking treatment if you deal with this condition frequently. The most common causes of a persistent dry mouth are having certain health conditions and taking specific…

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Tips to Help Teeth Survive Halloween

Tips to Help Teeth Survive Halloween

By Oral Health

While your kids may have spent weeks deciding on the perfect Halloween costume and eagerly look forward to going out and collecting treats, you probably see things differently as a parent. Perhaps you’re concerned about safety or that your children will get cavities from eating so much candy at once. The good news is that there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence as long as you ensure that your kids brush and floss their teeth daily. However, it’s still important to understand how each type of candy affects the teeth…

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