Clean Mouth, Healthy Body

Research indicates that there is a link between periodontal disease and other health conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, heart health, and bacterial pneumonia. Studies have also indicated that pregnant women with gum disease can give birth to low-weight or premature babies. Therefore, having healthy teeth and gums can be important to your overall health. However, […]

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Dental Health Before Bed

Before you lay down to sleep at night, what do you do for your dental health? Bedtime is a very vulnerable time for your mouth. While you sleep, your flow of saliva decreases because metabolism slows down. As a result, your mouth can become dry and inflamed, and bad bacteria multiply. Essentially, without the proper […]

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Options for Dental Phobia

If you’re one of the many people who fear the dentist, there are effective ways to deal with your phobia. There’s no reason that your oral health has to be at risk. Neglecting regular dental checkups and cleanings is a serious gamble. Problems, such as periodontal disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer, only get worse […]

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Old Habits Live Strong

It’s the beginning of the school year again. Within the next few weeks, you and your children will be settling in to routines that will likely set the tone for the rest of the year. Now is the time to establish habits that are smart, helpful, and healthy. They say old habits die hard. Another […]

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Tooth Enamel, Your Mouth’s Diamonds

The hardest substance in the body is tooth enamel. In fact, the only natural occurring substance harder than tooth enamel is diamond. Tooth enamel, your teeth’s natural defense system, is the hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth. Unfortunately, tooth enamel can wear away over time. For example, rigorous brushing may diminish tooth […]

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Why Does Your Child Need to Visit the Dentist?

Adults are supposed to visit the dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings. But children? Why do kids need to see the dentist? After all, they don’t even have permanent teeth! The American Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist by the age of one year, then regularly after that. Even before the […]

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Why Do You Need a Dental Cleaning?

This post is a follow up to “Why Do You Need a Dental Checkup?” In addition to a dental checkup every six months, you also need a dental cleaning. Yes, you need a dental cleaning. Clean teeth may feel great when you leave the dentist’s office, but don’t let that fool you. A dental cleaning […]

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Why Do You Need a Dental Checkup?

Have you ever wondered why the golden rule in dentistry is “get a checkup and cleaning every six months?” What if your teeth are fine? Is it a gimmick? Is it a ploy to get people to spend money at the dentist’s office? Not at all. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone over one […]

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