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Do Dental Implants Cause Pain?

By Oral Health

If you are considering dental implant surgery to replace damaged or missing teeth, you might be concerned about pain during the procedure or afterward. This is a common fear. But most dental implant patients report that the procedure isn’t painful and that there is minimal discomfort involved. Plus, you get the benefit of a lasting, natural smile that will allow you to eat and live your life normally. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are metal posts that are permanently…

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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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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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How Stress May Adversely Affect Your Oral Health

How Stress May Adversely Affect Your Oral Health

By Uncategorized

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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Take These Steps to Maintain Healthy Teeth as You Get Older

Take These Steps to Maintain Healthy Teeth as You Get Older

By Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

The good news is that American adults are living longer. The average age in the United States is increasing, so it is important to maintain good oral health habits for teeth to continue to function properly. Older Americans need to maintain a healthy diet and have regular check-ups with their dentist. The elderly often take a variety of medications (on average 9 to 13 prescriptions per month) which may have side effects that can impact your oral health. Chronic health…

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