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6 Benefits of Fluoride for Your Teeth 

By Oral Hygiene

Good oral health is a key element of good overall health and is valuable, even essential to everyone’s quality of life and well-being. Oral health affects a person’s ability to eat, speak, and smile. It also impacts self-esteem, work, social, family life, and school performance. Oral diseases, ranging from cavities to oral cancer, cause pain and create disabilities for millions of Americans each year. It is important to know that oral health can be improved with the benefits of fluoride,…

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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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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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Do You Need to Have Fillings Replaced? 

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Wondering how long your fillings will last? If it has been a while, or if your filling has been compromised, it might be time to have fillings replaced. Speak with your dental provider to prevent some nasty health consequences over time from bad fillings. Here is what you need to know:  Know What to Watch For  There are some signs to watch for that may indicate that it is time to replace your filling. Has your filling become loose? Is it…

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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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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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Dental Procedures Explained: What to Expect at the Dentist’s Office  

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When you go to an appointment with your dentist, the unknown can be worrisome. The anticipation may cause anxiety and worry- often over the simplest of dental procedures. If you are going to your dentist’s office, here is what you can expect:  Cleanings   A dental cleaning procedure, also known as dental prophylaxis, is a routine preventive dental treatment that involves the removal of plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth. During the procedure, a dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to…

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Can You Get Your Teeth Cleaned without Dental Insurance?  

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Do you have dental insurance? Sadly, many do not as it is not usually considered to be essential healthcare coverage. Oral health is closely connected to holistic health, so it is imperative to take care of teeth and gums- including regular routine cleanings and checkups. It may be possible to purchase dental insurance separately from your medical plans, and the cost is typically quite affordable ranging from around $10 to $50 per month in most cases.   So, what does dental…

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Why Are There So Many Dental Disorders?  

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Did you know that some common dental issues are very preventable? Regular and routine visits to a dentist can help detect problems before they can compromise your oral health and overall well-being. Experts report that the evolution of processed foods set the stage for many common dental disorders that had previously gone unnoticed. Learn a few of the most common tooth problems and why these dental disorders exist.  Common Dental Disorders  Dental experts assert that nearly 90% of Americans have misaligned…

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