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Snoring and Oral Health

Chances are, you’ve heard the unmistakable hoarse sound that happens when a person sleeps. If you guessed Snoring—you’re right. Snoring is extremely common. In fact, nearly 37 million Americans experience habitual snoring to some degree, with a greater percentage belonging to males over the age of 40. When it comes to oral health, however, many are not aware of the …

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Porcelain Veneers: Instant Orthodontics

Often the material of choice, porcelain veneers give dental professionals the ability to design and even improve the natural look of teeth. Tooth shape, size, and color are enhanced, resulting in an “instant orthodontic” look that is brilliant and beautiful. Widely known for their aesthetic appeal, porcelain veneers are also successful options in situations where teeth have developed poor color, …

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Use of Lasers in Dental Care

Dental Lasers After the innovation of laser technology, its use has been intensified in the healthcare industry and has become a vital tool in dental care or dentistry. They are widely being used across the North America and Europe as they are safe and are quite effective in addressing many dental treatment issues. Lasers can help in a wide range …

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Teeth for A Lifetime

What You Should Eat To Keep Your Teeth For A Lifetime? Eating a balanced and nutritious diet is not just good for your overall health, it specifically helps your oral health as well.  Research has shown that antioxidants and other nutrients give your body what it needs to fight off bacteria and inflammation, and this helps in protecting the teeth …

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My Tooth Feels Cold

Your tooth will become sensitive to cold as you age. Tooth sensitivity is usually high between ages of 25 and 30. However, if you’re properly taking care of your teeth and you see your dentist regularly, you may not have to worry about tooth sensitivity. Then again, if you experience a sudden sensitive tooth, it may be caused by a …

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Top Five Worst Halloween Candy for your Teeth

Halloween is almost here! Whether you are planning on buying candy for the trick-or-treaters, or going yourself, here are the top five candies you should avoid this Halloween. 5. Milky Way – The chocolate in a Milky Way contains a lot of sugar but the major cavity-causing culprit is the caramel filling, which will get stuck in between your teeth …

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Is It Worth It To Get Dental Insurance?

Is it worth it to get dental insurance? This is a question our front office manager receives every day. The short answer is probably not. What most people don’t know is that even with the increasing cost of dental insurance premiums, their yearly maximums and allowances don’t go up. Traditional dental insurance can become expensive and they dictate what treatments they …

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Why do my gums bleed when I brush and floss?

Why do my gums bleed when I brush and floss? Whenever you gums bleed from brushing or flossing, it means that the gum tissue is not healthy. There are a number of reasons that cause your gums to bleed. Here are the most common ones: Bad Oral Hygiene If you are lacking in the brushing and flossing department, plaque and tartar will build …

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Pregnancy Gingivitis

It is normal to expect to see some changes in your oral health during pregnancy. You may begin to notice that your gums start to feel swollen, tender, and bleed more easily. This condition is known as “pregnancy gingivitis” and is caused from the excess amount of progesterone your body is producing. Almost 50% of pregnant women develop pregnancy gingivitis …

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How Teeth Whitening Works

Have you ever wondered how teeth whitening works? Before we go into the details about teeth whitening, let’s discuss how tooth stains occur. Your teeth are made up of an inner layer (dentin) and an outer layer (enamel). When you eat or drink, a thin film of food particles forms over your outer enamel layer. Without proper oral hygiene, the …

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What to Look for When Purchasing a Toothbrush

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People ask us all the time what to look for when purchasing a toothbrush. There are a hundreds of types of toothbrushes on the market that come in all types of shapes and sizes. Here are some tips for what to look for when purchasing a new toothbrush 1) Size –It is important to find a toothbrush that will work …

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Tips to Prevent Cavities When Drinking Soda

One of the main reasons people develop cavities is by consuming beverages that are acidic and high in sugar. These beverages include sodas, sports drinks, and fruit juices. It is best to avoid these all together, but if you plan on drinking them, here are some tips to prevent cavities. Do not sip on the drink – Studies have shown …

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The Top 5 Foods and Beverages That Will Stain Your Teeth

There are various factors that can cause your teeth to become stained. The first factor is color. Food and beverages that contain intense colors can cause your teeth to stain. The color comes from chromogens, which are colored molecules. These chromogens will attach to the enamel (outer) layer of your tooth and lead to staining. Another factor is acidity. Food …

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My tooth just cracked and it hurts

Teeth are one of the strongest minerals produced in the human body, they are not however invincible. There are many ways for your teeth to become injured, and even crack. If you are saying “My tooth just cracked and it hurts”, it is important that you contact us immediately for evaluation and treatment. What if I can’t come in right …

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