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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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. Let’s explore some common causes of this problem. Food Odors Food trapped in different areas of the mouth causes bad breath. Particles of food can get trapped between teeth…

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Oral Cancer Awareness

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. According to cancer.org, The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 54,010 people will get oral cancer in 2021. Of those affected, an estimated 10,850 will die of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers. What is oral cancer? Oral cancer is the uncontrollable growth of cells that damages tissue in the…

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Facts About Gum Disease

What is gum disease? Gum disease is swelling or soreness of the soft tissue around your teeth. Gum disease is also more formally refer to as periodontal disease. Later stages of periodontal disease also affect the bones supporting the teeth. What causes gum disease? bacteria medication hormonal changes What are the symptoms? bleeding gums red,…

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Covid-19 Confidence

The staff at Adams and Cheek Dentistry understands our patients have reservations about keeping routine and restorative dental visits during the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to instill confidence in our patients when it comes to safety at their dental appointments. We have multiple new protocols in place to ensure that patients can receive preventative and…

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Dental Emergencies

Like most emergencies, dental emergencies happen at unpredictable, inconvenient times. Failure to seek treatment for a dental emergency may increase the risk of permanent damage or more expensive treatment later. Conversely, you can easily treat some situations at home. Here are some examples of dental emergencies and advice on what to do and when to…

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Why Sugar Is Bad For Our Teeth

We are always told that sugar is bad for our teeth, but why? What’s the big deal? We also know that sugar causes tooth decay, but how? Let’s explore how sugar affects our teeth and the reasons to limit sugar in our daily diet. How Sugar Causes Tooth Decay Surprisingly, it is not sugar itself…

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Alcohol and Oral Health

Research shows that enjoying an adult beverage from time to time is, surprisingly, good for us! Of course, with every endorsement that seems too good to be true, there is normally a caveat somewhere. With regards to alcohol, it’s that booze simply isn’t great for your oral health. So, if you’re drinking more to help…

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Your Child Has a Broken Tooth?

Kids will be kids and we want them to be active! However, what do you do if that liveliness causes a broken tooth? What do you do if your child chips, cracks, or knocks out a tooth? Let’s look at some guidelines to help you, as parents, navigate these sometimes stressful situations. Rule number 1:…

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