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How to Prepare for a Dental Emergency While Traveling

How to Prepare for a Dental Emergency While Traveling

By | Dental Emergency

When you are planning your vacation, there are some practical steps you should take before you embark on your trip to help alleviate any dental emergencies that may arise. Nothing ruins a fun vacation more than a painful toothache when you are far away from home.  These tips will help you prepare for any dental emergency while traveling.   Schedule a Check Up If you have the ability to schedule your next regular check up with your dentist before you travel,…

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Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer?

Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer?

By | Oral Health

When you go to your dentist for a regular check-up, he or she will not only be examining your teeth for cavities but will look for cancer at the same time. The American Dental Association (ADA) reports it is estimated that around 52,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer or cancer of the throat, tonsils or back of the tongue in 2018. These statistics make it all the more important to see your dentist regularly, so cancer may be…

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Is Dental Insurance Really Worth It?

Is Dental Insurance Really Worth It?

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health

You need to have insurance for protection in the case of a car accident or if you have expensive medical costs due to an illness, which could wipe out your bank account.  But is it really necessary to have dental insurance? Making sure you have good oral hygiene habits will help reduce your dental bill.  But there are some teeth that are prone to more complicated medical issues which will lead to higher costs quickly. How much does dental insurance…

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Common Habits That Are Terrible For Your Teeth

7 Common Habits That Are Terrible For Your Teeth

By | Oral Health

You may not realize that some common habits may actually be damaging to your teeth.  When we plan meals, grab drinks or other activities we do not give a second thought to how they may harm the health of our teeth. Twenty five percent of adults over age 65 have lost all their teeth.  Consider these tips to help protect your own teeth. 1. Use a soft bristled toothbrush. Use a soft bristled toothbrush to avoid brushing your teeth too…

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Sensitive Teeth? These Tips Will Help!

Sensitive Teeth? These Tips Will Help!

By | Oral Health

If you find yourself passing on hot or cold drinks because it causes your teeth to hurt, it may be time to consider the following tips to help with sensitive teeth. Teeth have a hard, protective layer that help protect them, but when this protection is gone, the nerve endings become exposed and cause tooth pain.   Don’t brush too hard. It is best not to use a heavy hand to clean your teeth. You will be better off using…

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Don’t Make these Mistakes while Brushing Teeth

Don’t Make these Mistakes while Brushing Teeth

By | Oral Hygiene

Brushing teeth each day as part of your dental care routine seems like an easy task.  However, we often do not brush our teeth as well as we are able.  Here are some common mistakes that are made when brushing teeth, and some suggestions for ways to fix them. You choose the wrong toothbrush. The most important consideration when picking a toothbrush is the bristles that remove the bacteria and loosen plaque from your teeth and gums. People sometimes mistakenly…

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Bad Breath?

Bad Breath? Don’t be that Person with these Helpful Tips

By | Oral Hygiene

Many people suffer from chronic halitosis or bad breath. Bad breath can be very embarrassing but fortunately there are numerous ways to resolve it. It is a common condition that in most cases originates from the gums and tongue.  The American Dental Association recommends these follow tips to help you fight bad breath and keep your mouth healthy. Brush and floss your teeth You should brush your teeth at least two minutes twice a day to eliminate bacteria and plaque…

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Tips to Overcoming Anxiety when Visiting the Dentist

Tips to Overcoming Anxiety when Visiting the Dentist

By | Dental Technology

There are a variety of reasons why patients are anxious about visiting their dentist.  Some people are concerned about the pain they may experience. Others worry that the appointment may be rushed or their concerns overlooked by the dental staff. The patient may also have some bad memories from negative experiences in the past while visiting a dentist. Avoiding a visit to the dentist due to anxiety will impact your overall oral health care, and may lead to the need…

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Does Charcoal Toothpaste Actually Whiten Teeth?

Does Charcoal Toothpaste Actually Whiten Teeth?

By | Oral Hygiene

Everyone seems to want whiter teeth.  Does charcoal toothpaste really work? When it comes to whitening teeth, there are many different methods being promoted online and in magazines. When the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what was their number one goal to improving their smile, the answer among the majority of respondents was to have whiter teeth.  There are a number of methods being touted including swishing oils in your mouth, using turmeric in your daily routine, to scrubbing…

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Tips to Quit Smoking in the New Year

The Great American Smoke Out: Tips to Quit Smoking in the New Year

By | Uncategorized

Cigarette smoking leads to about 30 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States. This is an important reason to consider quitting smoking, and the sooner the better.  If you quit smoking you will experience some important health benefits that can be felt almost immediately.  Former smokers have fewer illnesses, such as colds, flu, bronchitis and pneumonia, and have lower blood pressure, improved circulation, and lung capacity.  Here are a few tips to help you on your journey to…

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