5 Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth

5 Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth

By | Oral Health

Do hot or cold beverages and foods cause oral pain or discomfort? What about certain toothpastes or acidic foods? If any of this sounds familiar, you might have sensitive teeth. Here are five of the most common causes of sensitive teeth and some of the things you can do to get some relief.  1. Aggressive Brushing We encourage patients to brush regularly, but too much enthusiasm might cause you some issues. If you use a toothbrush with stiff bristles or…

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Holiday Eating and Healthy Teeth

Holiday Eating and Healthy Teeth

By | Oral Hygiene

One of the most exciting things about the holiday season is the delicious food. Not only will you have joyous mealtimes with family or friends, but you also get to indulge in a ton of treats that you may not see the rest of the year. But, not so fast. Some of those treats could cause you trouble if you aren’t careful. Here are a few tips for holiday oral health so that you don’t start the new year with…

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8 Healthy Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

8 Healthy Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

By | Children's Dentistry

Scare away Halloween candy cavities this year by following healthy tips.  If you go trick or treating, you will most likely come home with lots of treats that may not be the best for your teeth. There are some tips you can follow to minimize the cavity-risk to your child’s teeth. Here are 8 simple tips that will make a big impact: 1. Encourage Moderation.  If your child eats candy in small portions, for example, a fun-sized candy bar rather…

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What are the Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

What are the Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars and usually the last of your adult teeth to emerge between the ages of 17 and 25.  These teeth are found in the back of your mouth and are generally used for chewing and biting.  Although not all wisdom teeth cause problems, many of them do in such a way that requires them to be removed from your mouth.  Impacted wisdom teeth cause problems because there is not enough room in your…

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Why it is Important to Replace Your Missing Tooth Right Away

Why it is Important to Replace Your Missing Tooth Right Away

By | Oral Health

There are four important reasons to get your missing tooth replaced, and they range from health to aesthetics. Leaving this issue unresolved may end up costing you more with greater complications down the road for your overall oral health care. One obvious reason to replace a missing tooth is for aesthetic reasons since a missing tooth will leave a gap in your smile and result in misalignment of surrounding teeth.  Missing teeth may alter how you speak or cause difficulties…

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How Fluoride Helps Maintain Healthy Teeth

How Fluoride Helps Maintain Healthy Teeth

By | Oral Health

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in most public water supplies to help strengthen teeth against plaque and tooth decay.  Fluoride is also contained in toothpaste which is good for maintaining proper oral hygiene. There is evidence that adding fluoride to the water supply has helped lower tooth decay in places where fluoridation is introduced into the water system. Currently, there are no known adverse effects associated with the level used, but it still important to not go above…

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Why is Saliva So Important to Your Overall Oral Health?

Why is Saliva So Important to Your Overall Oral Health?

By | Oral Health

Saliva is not a topic most people think about when it comes to staying healthy.  But saliva is a vital part of a healthy body, mouth, good digestion and more. What exactly is saliva and why is saliva so good for your body? What is Saliva? Saliva is more important than most people realize.  It is made up of 98 percent water but also contains proteins, minerals, electrolytes, antibacterial compounds, and enzymes.  Saliva keeps your mouth moist for comfort, lubricates…

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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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