Dental Hygiene Tips

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. What better way to celebrate than to share a few tips from the men and women in the dental office trenches: the dental hygienists! They work each and every day to help ensure you’ve got the whitest, cleanest smile you can flash, day-in and day-out. And while the advice…

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Do You Have Mask Mouth?

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus and the need for people to wear masks, dentists are discovering new oral health problems. Dentists have dubbed this new condition “mask mouth.” Let’s look at the symptoms and ways to prevent it. Mask Mouth Symptoms The main culprit for most of these symptoms is dry mouth. Wearing a…

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Do I have a cracked tooth?

Cracked Teeth: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment With people living longer and more stressful lives, we see cracked teeth more and more often at our dental office. Yet cracked teeth can be difficult to detect for a number of reasons. The most common reason is that the pain often comes and goes. Because of the short…

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Snacks for Good Oral Health

Eating in between meals is sometimes a habit, sometimes a necessity. Children especially often need snacks between meals. With so many sugary and unhealthy choices at the grocery store, it’s difficult to always know what snacks are good for you and/or good for your oral health. Let’s look at some healthy snack options that are…

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Bad Breath Causes

Bad breath is caused by the buildup of bacteria in your mouth that causes inflammation and gives off odors or gases. Halitosis is another term for bad breath. 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 best…

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Stress and Oral Health

Unfortunately, these days most of us are experiencing stress in our lives.  The degree of stress we experience can vary from day to day or month to month. Stress affects all of us in different ways. However, most people don’t realize the various ways stress can affect our oral health. Let’s take a look at…

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Systemic Health and Oral Hygiene

They say the mouth is the window to the body. All sorts of health concerns exhibit symptoms in the mouth: diabetes and celiac disease to name two. If certain diseases can be detected in our mouth, is it also possible to prevent certain illnesses by taking better care of our teeth? Let’s look at some systemic…

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Am I a Candidate For Dental Veneers?

Everyone wants that Hollywood smile, however not everyone is lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth. Chips in teeth, irregular shapes, and discoloration of teeth are not uncommon and can make people hide their smiles or feel uncomfortable. Therefore, if your teeth make you self-conscious for any reason, dental veneers may be a solution…

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A Guide to Tooth Whitening

Do you feel like your teeth could be whiter? Have you considered exploring your options but unsure if it is safe or right for you? Professional tooth whitening is a safe way to whiten the overall appearance of teeth. Professionally made custom trays help achieve optimal results. How Tooth Whitening Works Tooth whitening is a chemical…

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