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A woman holds jaw in pain from as a cavity turns into a root canal.

How Long Before A Cavity Turns into a Root Canal? 

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Everyone should want a healthy mouth and teeth and take the appropriate steps to achieve and maintain good oral health. But sometimes cavities occur, which should be treated promptly to keep the teeth in good condition and prevent a root canal procedure. Don’t take too long to have a cavity taken care of. Learn how long it takes before a cavity turns into a root canal, requiring a more involved and expensive procedure.  The Importance of Good Dental Health  Good…

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A woman at the dentist's office looking at results from getting an oral cancer screening.

What to Know About Oral Cancer Screening

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The word “cancer” can strike fear into anyone’s heart. There are many types of cancers, but oral cancer is a common type of cancer that isn’t discussed often enough. It is not difficult to diagnose but fatality rates are high because it is often not detected until too late in its development. Everyone should know about oral health and schedule a regular oral cancer screening to prevent problems.  Oral Cancer Statistics  The American Cancer Society projects that there will be…

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Woman using mouthwash to clean her teeth from bacteria microbiota

How Does Microbiota Impact Your Health?  

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Microbiota, or microbes for short, refers to living, microscopic organisms, like fungi, bacteria, or a virus. The human body is full of microbes, particularly when it comes to your intestinal tract and gut — and this has been the case for centuries. Some of these microbes contribute to healthy balance and well-being in the body, while others could potentially cause disease. Here is what you need to know about how microbiota impact your overall health:  Microbiota and Holistic Health  Exposure to various…

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Prevent receding gums woman with good dental health

Can You Prevent Receding Gums? 

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Receding gum lines can impact many aspects of everyday life. It can be a painful condition, that also affects how you look, too. If you already have gums that have receded, do not be dismayed: there are practices that will promote healing and restore your gums to their original health and appearance. To prevent receding gums, you must first know what is causing them.  Receding Gums  Receding gums is a condition where the gums pull away from the teeth, toward…

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Dental care routines for all ages child at the dentist office learning how to take care of teeth

Proper Dental Care Routines for Overall Health

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A solid dental health regimen is key to overall well-being. But what makes up the most effective Dental Care Routines? Since every person is different with varied dental needs, it makes the most sense to see your dentist for distinct recommendations, specific to you and your teeth. Your diet, age, and overall health will play a role, but there are some practices that are universal to everyone.   Consider the following for proper and effective dental care routines:  Brushing  When it comes…

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Woman with toothache ignoring your cavities

Common Dangers of Ignoring Your Cavities

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If you have ever experienced a toothache, you likely won’t forget it. Many times, tooth pain is the sign of a cavity; see your dental provider right away. In fact, ignoring your cavities leads to significantly more discomfort and potential problems that are easily avoided with a trip to the dentist.   If you feel tooth pain, particularly when biting down or chewing, or you notice an increased sensitivity to hot or cold, you might have a cavity. The symptoms of a…

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Teeth are related to sinus infections sick blowing nose tooth ache

How Your Teeth Are Related to Sinus Infections  

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Did you know that teeth are related to sinus infections? It’s true- and you should never ignore a toothache as it could be an underlying symptom of a serious issue. Inflammation or swelling around your teeth can put pressure on the sinuses, which could cause infections or illness. If you have persistent tooth pain, visit your dental provider to rule out a problem, prevent infection, and find relief for your discomfort.    There are specific dental issues occurring when your teeth are related…

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Baking soda and lemon whitening mixture trends that are harmful to teeth

7 Trends that are Harmful to Teeth

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There are a lot of common practices and trends that could be harmful to teeth, damaging your enamel in some instances. Before jumping on the bandwagon, consider the long-term impact of some of these popular habits and how they may affect your smile later.   Be wary of these seven trends that can harm your teeth!  1. Cider Shots People take shots of apple cider vinegar for a variety of reasons, from burning fat to lowering blood sugar. The acidity of apple…

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The Top 7 Causes of Bad Breath  

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Do you- or someone you know- have chronically bad breath? There are several reasons why someone’s breath could smell bad- and in some cases, it is a sign of a more serious, underlying medical issue.   Here are seven causes of bad breath:  1. Oral Hygiene  The first and probably most obvious cause of bad breath is poor oral health and hygiene. The bacteria that build up on teeth from food and drink forms tartar- which smells terrible. This trapped food turns to…

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Dentist performing root canal in office

6 Signs You Need a Root Canal

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There are a few reasons why you may need a root canal, which can repair and save teeth that are damaged or infected. Some signs are discreet, and you may not realize that you need a root canal right away. This is why it is so important to have regular appointments at a family dental practice; a dentist can identify issues early, which can prevent dental problems later.   Six signs you need a root canal are:  1. Pain  If you are in dental pain,…

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