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Take these Simple Measures to Change Your Sugary Eating Habits

Take These Simple Measures to Change Your Sugary Eating Habits

By | Oral Health

If you are consuming large amounts of sugar in your daily diet you may be jeopardizing your oral health.  Sugar feeds bacteria which leads to plaque build-up, tooth decay, and gum disease.  Most Americans consume more sugar than is recommended for a balanced and healthy diet. Sugary eating habits include consuming sugary drinks, sweet snacks or desserts, rather than meals, and are the common reasons why Americans consume too much sugar.  In the United States added sugars make up to…

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What is Gingivitis and How do I Treat It?

What is Gingivitis and How do I Treat It?

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Gingivitis is a common dental term used by dentists. You may have a general understanding that having this condition is not good for your overall oral health. But what exactly is gingivitis and what do you need to know to understand how it develops and how it is treated? Here is an outline of what you should know about gingivitis including how to deal with it. Gingivitis Defined Gingivitis is defined as inflammation of the gums caused by plaque build-up and the…

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Avoid These 3 Common Dental Problems Facing Children

Avoid These 3 Common Dental Problems Facing Children

By | Children's Dentistry, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

As soon as a child’s first tooth erupts, it is time to start instilling good oral hygiene habits to avoid developing serious dental problems when they are older. Follow your dentist’s advice to keep up with regular check-ups to improve your child’s chances of preventing dental problems and avoid developing the three common dental problems children face. Tooth Decay Tooth decay leading to cavities is the most common problem among children and youth in the United States. According to the…

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Why Is It Important to Treat and Restore Soft Gum Tissue?

Why Is It Important to Treat and Restore Soft Gum Tissue?

By | Dental Technology, Dental Visit, Oral Health

If your dentist or periodontist has recently told you that you need to have a soft tissue graft to restore your delicate gum tissue, do not panic.  The gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession. Gum recession is when the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from the tooth, exposing the tooth and the tooth’s root. A soft tissue graft is done by taking gum tissue from one part of the…

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Take These Steps to Maintain Healthy Teeth as You Get Older

Take These Steps to Maintain Healthy Teeth as You Get Older

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

The good news is that American adults are living longer. The average age in the United States is increasing, so it is important to maintain good oral health habits for teeth to continue to function properly. Older Americans need to maintain a healthy diet and have regular check-ups with their dentist. The elderly often take a variety of medications (on average 9 to 13 prescriptions per month) which may have side effects that can impact your oral health. Chronic health…

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How Safe is it to Brush Your Teeth with Baking Soda?

How Safe is it to Brush Your Teeth with Baking Soda?

By | Cosmetic, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Baking soda has been used for a variety of purposes throughout the centuries for health and household uses.  It has been used as an alternative for traditional over the counter toothpaste to brush teeth, to help freshen, clean and brighten laundry, as a cleaning tool to unclog a drain when mixed with vinegar, and in many food recipes since it is safe to digest. Many people think of baking soda as a “do-all” product since it can be used in…

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What are 5 Common Dental Problems that Affect Adults?

What are 5 Common Dental Problems that Affect Adults?

By | Oral Health, Uncategorized

Taking good care of your teeth is important no matter how old you are, but as you age, your risk factor for oral health issues increases.  The good news is that many problems can be prevented with a combination of good oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and regular visits to your dentist.  Here are five common oral health issues that affect adults and what you can do to alleviate these problems. Missing Teeth The average adult between ages 20 and…

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Pros and Cons of Dentures vs Dental Implants

Pros and Cons of Dentures vs Dental Implants

By | Cosmetic, Oral Health

Missing teeth may not only affect your appearance, but may lead to a variety of oral health issues.  A gap in your teeth may impact how you speak or eat.  A missing molar may affect how you chew your food.  Remaining teeth surrounding your gap in teeth may begin to shift or become crooked, and bone loss may occur around the missing tooth.  The good news is there are a variety of treatment options to replace a lost tooth that…

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Is It Time for a Deep Cleaning to Help Prevent Gum Disease?

Is It Time for a Deep Cleaning to Help Prevent Gum Disease?

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

How your smile looks is very important, but did you know that a portion of your smile is below the gum line?  That’s why taking good care of your gums is essential to your overall oral health, and a deep cleaning is sometimes necessary.  A deep cleaning is known as scaling and root planing, and involves the removing of plaque and tartar that have built up below the gum line.  Build up below the gum line is an invitation for…

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Smiling Bright? These Foods Could Stain Your Teeth.

Smiling Bright? These Foods Could Stain Your Teeth.

By | Cosmetic, Dental Visit, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

The yellowing or staining of teeth is not just a problem for the older generation but for younger patients as well. There are many foods that will lead to the staining of your teeth – which is causing us to see stained teeth more and more among adolescents and children. There are three primary culprits that cause tooth staining. Chromogens – Chromogens are compounds in your food and drink that cause deep pigmentation and easily stick to your tooth enamel. Tannins…

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