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8
Aug

How Soon Should Your Child See the Orthodontist?

If you’re the parent of a young child, you’ve probably noticed lots of mouths filled with braces at events you attend with your pre-teen children. You also might be wondering why some children are wearing braces that young. The reason is because today advances in orthodontics and dentistry have taught us that in many cases it’s …

20
Jul

Five Reasons You May Have Dry Mouth

We all know drinking water is good for one’s health. However, what do you do when you find yourself drinking far more than the recommended amount and are still feeling as though your mouth is as dry as a desert? There are numerous reasons you could be suffering from dry mouth, or xerostomia, ranging from the …

6
Jul

Oral Health Concerns For The Aging Patient

Although some oral health concerns are fairly common over the age of 50, if you adopt a proactive mindset and educate yourself, these concerns do not have to be common for you. Anticipating and recognizing changes in your mouth can help you be on top of your health in this area, so let’s take a …

22
Jun

Cavity Prevention For Your Children

Most parents want to help their children do everything they can to reduce the risk of cavities in their children’s teeth. You can’t control how their teeth were made and, unfortunately, some kids are more cavity prone than others. You can, however, control three big factors that contribute to their dental health. 1. HYGIENE Brush Start …

8
Jun

The Importance of Athletic Mouth Guards and How To Handle a Broken Tooth

Importance of Athletic Mouth Guards If you’re involved in any sort of sport activity where contact with another player-or the ground-is possible, you’ll want to ask your dentist about obtaining a custom-made mouth guard. Such mouth guards are affordable and last several years with good care. They are your first line of defense when it …

22
May

The Importance of Dental Cleanings During Pregnancy

Thinking about Having A Baby, Or Recently Pregnant? If you’re considering getting pregnant, or are already expecting, concern over the status of your teeth might not be at the top of your list. However, if you’re early enough into a pregnancy, or planning one, you should actually schedule an appointment to see your dentist sooner …

2
May

Cracked Teeth: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Cracked Teeth: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment With people living longer and more stressful lives, cracked teeth are seen more and more often at the dentist’s office. Yet cracked teeth can be difficult to detect for a number of reasons, most notably that the pain often comes and goes. Because of the short periods of erratic …

20
Apr

What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad breath is caused by the buildup of bacteria in your mouth that causes inflammation and gives off odors or gases. Bad breath is also referred to as halitosis. Food Odors Food trapped in different areas of the mouth causes bad breath. Particles of food can get trapped between teeth or in tonsils. Daily flossing is the …

3
Apr

Helping the Children of Belarus

On April 26, 1986, a botched reactor safety test in a corner of what was then the Soviet Union set off the worst nuclear accident in history. The radiation effects of the reactor explosion were about 400 times more potent than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II. What is ABRO? ABRO is the American …

16
Mar

Risks of Oral Piercings

Risks of Oral Piercings An oral piercing is a small hole in your tongue, lip, cheek, or uvula made for jewelry. Although some see oral piercings as a way to make a statement, many people do not realize the many complications oral piercings can cause. Swelling After an oral piercing is placed, the area that has …