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June is Oral Health Month

The American Dental Association is excited to remind you that June is Oral Health Month when professionals dedicate attention and resources to helping families achieve healthier smiles. Teeth are important for communicating happiness, eating nutritious foods, and feeling confident with our appearance. Without proper dental care and oral hygiene, ...

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The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Most people are already familiar with the negative impact of poor oral hygiene. Having yellowed or stained teeth can result in lower self-esteem, lack of confidence, and may make you less attractive to others. The good news is that you can make a change and revitalize your smile with professional teeth whitening. Here are some of the best things ...

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It’s Wonderful to Give Back to Veterans

It’s a startling truth that at least 12 percent of America’s homeless population are veterans. In addition, only eight percent of our vets receive help from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs or VA. Many do not get the treatment they need because of outdated criteria, long wait times, or inattentive staff. In fact, the number of homeless ...

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What are Composite Fillings?

Thankfully, dental technology has advanced to offer more natural-looking fillings so even if your teeth are imperfect, your smile doesn’t have to be. Composite fillings are made of tooth-colored resin that allows them to blend in with your other teeth. Also known as composite resins, these types of fillings are becoming more popular and ...

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How to achieve the perfect smile with veneers

Veneers provide people with a radiant smile that may not otherwise be achievable on their own. Often, when you see actors, news anchors, and celebrities with a smile that seems almost too-good-to-be-true, it’s because they have veneers. The process involves covering teeth that have been stained, chipped, or contain large gaps. Instead of ...

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What should I do if I’ve chipped a tooth?

Many people don’t realize this, but the strongest tissue in your body is the enamel that covers your teeth. Despite its strength, this enamel can still be chipped or broken under specific circumstances. Chipped teeth often occur if a person suffers a serious blow to the face, slips, trips or falls, or bites down on an extremely hard food item. ...

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New Year’s Oral Health Resolutions

As 2017 comes to a close, you are likely thinking about your resolutions for the new year. What are your goals for 2018? Undoubtedly, you have professional and personal goals that are important for you, and during this time of reflection and anticipation of the new year, why not think about adding better dental health to your list of ...

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Eight common oral infections and how to prevent them

Oral infections can affect both children and adults. Fortunately, most oral diseases are completely preventable with good oral hygiene. Oral infections are often caused by bacteria buildup which can lead to viruses, tooth decay, tooth loss, and gum disease. The most common oral infections include: Dental Caries- Dental caries, or tooth decay ...

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What Causes Darker Gums?

Many people believe that gum coloration is uniform for all people, but the color of one’s gums is actually unique and diverse as the people who have them. Most of the time, gum coloration is determined by the level of melatonin in the skin, but some oral conditions can be linked to patterns of discoloration in the gums. Thankfully, whether the ...

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Dentures: How Do I Know If I Need Them?

Miguel de Cervantes once said that “Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond.” Even in the 1500’s, they knew the importance of teeth. Nowadays, however, losing a tooth is less like losing a diamond and more like losing a few hours of your time, either by getting a single replacement or dentures, if you’ve lost enough. ...

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