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The 5 Stages of Gum Disease: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

By Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

It is estimated that 1 in 7 adults ages 35 to 44 have experienced some stages of gum disease, ranging from bleeding gums to advanced periodontitis. Many people may not even realize they have it! Here are the five stages of gum disease with signs and symptoms to watch for: Bleeding The earliest sign of gum disease is bleeding when brushing or flossing. This often manifests in a pink tinge on your toothbrush or bleeding after you floss. You may also notice a…

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Can Tooth Sensitivity Be Avoided?

By Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Anyone who has experienced tooth sensitivity knows the pain and discomfort it can cause. Furthermore, it can lead to other issues with dental care and overall oral health. The key to resolving this problem is to look at underlying tooth sensitivity causes and to discuss possible solutions with your own dental provider. So, what is tooth sensitivity, and can it be avoided? The short answer is ‘yes,’ you can avoid sensitivity in many cases, but there are factors at play that could…

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Is It Worth It To Whiten Your Teeth?

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

If you have been thinking about professional teeth whitening, what is stopping you? The results and lasting value of this procedure are well worth the cost of visiting your dental provider. While there are kits and products on the market that promise a whiter smile, the outcome and results can vary widely. So, is it worth it to professionally whiten your teeth? Here are some of the benefits: Efficacy You know that when you have your teeth professionally whitened, you will…

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You Don’t Need To Be Scared Of The Dentist!

By Children's Dentistry, Dental Visit, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Are you scared or nervous around your dentist? You don’t need to be! It’s estimated that over 5% of people in this country avoid dental appointments due to this. Another 20% will relent and go, but only when it is a dental emergency. Preventative dentistry is key in good health across the lifespan, which makes dental care imperative. In some instances, fear of going to the dentist is a side-effect of another, co-occurring issue, such as posttraumatic stress (PTSD) or…

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Using a GOOD Toothbrush

By Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

What type of brush are you using to clean your teeth? Most people don’t realize that the toothbrush they use can actually make a difference in dental care – as well as potentially damage the enamel of your teeth. Look at your toothbrush and ask yourself: Is it time to upgrade? Here’s what you should know: Manual Toothbrushes One of the reasons that manual toothbrushes are popular is the price; they are ultra-affordable and easy-enough to toss out. Subscription services…

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Dental Myth or Truth?

By Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

When it comes to taking care of your teeth, there is a lot of misinformation and dental myths out there. The basics of good oral care are simple, yet it can become more complicated to tease out truth from the myths. Before you believe the hype, consider basic dental care as recommended by dentists and orthodontists widely. Here is the real truth behind some common dental myths: Gum Disease is Serious One of the biggest myths out there is that gum disease…

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Maintaining a Dental Routine at Home

By Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

The best way to prevent issues and maintain good oral health is with a dental routine; the key is to be consistent, whether at home or away. While most know that brushing and flossing are related to dental wellness, there are specific recommendations and suggestions that can make this more effective at avoiding issues like periodontal disease and cavities. Maintain a dental routine at home that includes the following components: Brushing The American Dental Association, or ADA, recommend that patients of…

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Dry Mouth Could Be a Sign of What?

By Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Do you experience a dry mouth often? While temporary dry mouth may be resolved with fluids and hydration, dry mouth syndrome is an actual medical condition that returns frequently – even shortly after drinking fluids.   Dry mouth syndrome, or xerostomia, is a condition where your salivary glands are not producing enough saliva to properly lubricate your mouth- this condition impacts around 10% of the population. Older individuals are more at-risk for dry mouth syndrome, though there are many reasons why you…

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Biolase Advancement in Dentistry

By Cosmetic, Dental Technology, Dental Visit, Oral Hygiene

Technology has led to advancements in healthcare, including laser dentistry or ‘Biolase’ dental procedures. From cosmetic applications to skillful surgical procedures, Biolase makes it quick, easy, and pain-free to improve your smile. To date, Biolase is available in over 90 countries globally and is reported to improve the patient experience during dental visits, reducing pain, fear, and anxiety widely with this laser technology.   Laser Dentistry Have you heard about laser dentistry? Laser technology has been used in all areas of medical…

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Tips for Teaching Children About the Dentist

By Children's Dentistry, Dental Visit, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Familiarize your child at a very early age with taking care of their teeth and going to the dentist, and the reward will be improved oral health as they grow older. Use these tips from professionals to foster confidence about visiting the dentist and pride in maintaining good oral hygiene. Some tips to teach children about the dentist include these: Encourage Good Habits and Hygiene Make sure that you foster good habits and oral health every day, from the moment your child…

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