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Feeling sick? These oral hygiene habits may help

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You can’t be too careful when it comes to contracting an illness during cold flu season. Feeling sick? These oral hygiene habits may help: Be consistent Anyone can adopt impeccable oral hygiene for a day or two- even a week- but the key to dental health is consistency. Brushing and flossing regularly, with routine visits to your dental provider is integral to overall oral health and hygiene. Think of your oral care regimen as getting rid of the cold and sickness…

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What’s New in 2021

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Wondering what the coming year has in store for dental care? You may be surprised by the amazing technology that continues to innovate the field of dentistry. The new year puts the focus on technology and implements the many ways that it can make dental procedures more comfortable and less time-consuming. Talk to your dental provider to learn more about any of these trends- and to discuss whether you are a candidate. Consider these new 2021 Dental Technologies: Robotics When you…

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COVID, Cold Weather, and Creative Outlets

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If you are stuck inside, either due to cold weather or Coronavirus, consider a creative family activity to help pass the time. It is easy to become frustrated of being indoors so much; try something new to break up the monotony of social distancing amid COVID-19. Consider these creative, cold-weather pursuits when you are stuck at home due to COVID: Spend the weekend watching an entire movie franchise, like Star Wars or The Hunger Games. Research the movie- educate young family members about film noir….

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You CAN Improve Gum Disease

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The best way of treating any disease is to catch it as early as possible, and periodontal (gum) disease is no exception. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) informs us that nearly half of all US adults over the age of thirty have some form of gum disease. Conditions vary in acuteness from a mild inflammatory issue (gingivitis) to a much more serious chronic gum disease called periodontitis, which can lead to the loss of teeth. However, there is much reason for optimism…

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How Stress May Adversely Affect Your Oral Health

How Stress May Adversely Affect Your Oral Health

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There are many reasons why a person may be stressed due to a change in routine or life event.  Those changes may be positive life events, such as starting at a new job or school, having a baby, planning a wedding or getting married. Unfortunately, stress also comes from events such as an illness or the death of a loved one. Stress is usually defined as a state of mental or emotional strain due to unforeseen, adverse or demanding circumstances. What…

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Consider These Factors Before Having Wisdom Teeth Removed

Consider These Factors Before Having Wisdom Teeth Removed

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Most people have wisdom teeth, which are located in the back of each quadrant of the mouth.  They typically start to emerge around the ages of 17 to 21.  Many adults have their wisdom teeth extracted because they are impacted and never quite push through the gum tissue. It is important to have regular check-ups with your dentist to have your wisdom teeth examined and to determine whether they should be removed. How Do I Know If I Need My…

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What are 5 Common Dental Problems that Affect Adults?

What are 5 Common Dental Problems that Affect Adults?

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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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Tips to Quit Smoking in the New Year

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

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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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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

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When you notice that yourself or a loved one has a regular habit of snoring while sleeping, how do you determine if it is a more serious sleeping disorder, rather than just an annoying habit?  If you notice other signs or symptoms it may be time to see your local dentist or doctor to determine if you have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted while sleeping. If it is left untreated, a person may potentially…

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