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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Is Bottled Water Damaging My Teeth?

Drinking water is a necessary part of our daily lives, as it helps keep our bodies hydrated and functioning at peak capacity. Most people aged 18 and over need to drink 64 oz, or around eight glasses, of water each day so they can remain fully hydrated. In order to fulfill their water needs, many people are turning to bottled water, rather than ...

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What does diabetes have to do with dental care?

Diabetes is becoming an increasingly common disease, affecting over 29 million Americans each year. Both forms of diabetes, Type I and Type II, cause high blood sugar levels and can lead to major health problems for any affected individual. The signs and symptoms of diabetes appear throughout every part of the body, even your teeth. If you do ...

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Oral Health in the Summertime

Summer is a fun-yet-busy time for many families. School is out and the kids are ready to enjoy their break. Trying to manage your busy schedule, while also keeping your kids happy and healthy, can be a strenuous task and oral care might be the last thing on your mind. Keeping your teeth healthy, and avoiding toothaches, will make summer more ...

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What are Canker Sores? Should I Be Worried About Them?

Each year, millions of Americans are affected by painful sores in their mouths, commonly known as canker sores. More than half our population experiences this condition three to six times per year. Canker sores can be identified by their distinct appearance. They are small, round, yellowish sores which appear most frequently on the soft portions ...

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What is Invisalign and what are its benefits?

It is rare for anyone to be born with a perfect smile. For many of us, minor imperfections and misalignment cause us to be self-conscious about our teeth and wish there was something we could do to correct it. What many people are not aware of is that having properly aligned teeth is not just cosmetically pleasing, but also has a large effect on ...

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