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3 Simple Dental Care Tips to Improve Your Overall Health in the New Year

New Year, New You Every year, we create resolutions aimed at improving our health. It is important to include your dental health too! Taking proper care of your gums and teeth can have a significant impact on your overall health and life. Perhaps, you want to ensure that you don’t neglect any important aspect of […]

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Conquering Gum Disease – 4 Easy Steps to a Healthy Mouth

If you have gum disease, also referred to as gingivitis or periodontal disease, you are not alone. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of Americans 30 years-old or older have gum disease. If you are over 65, your risk for gum disease is even higher, over 70%. At the same […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Gum Disease

When people think of dental care, they often think of teeth. But healthy teeth are only part of the equation. The tissues and bone that surround your teeth, including your gums, are critically important to your overall dental health. You may be thinking, “There’s no way I could have gum disease. My mouth feels fine.” […]

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New Year, New Smile!

Each January, millions of people resolve to change their lives for the better in the new year. Often, their goals involve losing weight, getting more exercise, or similar healthy habits. But there is one resolution that could truly improve your health and your life in many ways – no gym required. It’s a resolution for […]

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teeth whitening

Natural Toothpastes vs. Conventional Toothpastes

Natural products have quickly become a popular trend these days. This trend has now even made its way into the oral hygiene section. But what is the difference between normal toothpaste and natural toothpastes? The ingredient’s natural toothpaste does NOT have is the biggest difference. Here is a list of ingredients conventional toothpaste may have […]

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Pediatric Dentistry

Why Saliva is Important

When it comes to oral health, most Americans think about keeping their teeth and gums healthy. But there is an important player in the game of oral health that is often overlooked — saliva. Without saliva, food wouldn’t taste as good, tooth decay would increase and digestion could be more difficult. Michael Brennan, DDS, MHS, […]

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Family Dentistry

Your Heart is in Your Mouth: Good Oral Hygiene Could Mean Healthier Hearts

For years, you may have overlooked a handy tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease: your toothbrush. Studies link tooth and gum health to heart health. A 2005 review from Finland’s Helsinki University Central Hospital, which was published in the “Journal of Periodontology,” found that chronic inflammation, such as that found in gum disease, increases […]

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Teeth Whitening

Using the Tooth Fairy as a Tool to Enforce Positive Oral Health in Children

Be honest – doesn’t the idea of a magical fairy leaving gifts under your pillow just sound awesome? That’s why it can be a great influential tool for children. After all the tooth fairy only wants children to have healthy beautiful teeth! Here’s how the Tooth Fairy can help implement good oral hygiene habits in […]

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orthodontics

White Coating on the Tongue

Did you notice any white coating on your tongue? The white coating found on the tongue are actually formed by countless of unusual microbes known as biofilm. There are usually many accumulated bacteria found on the tongue which will cause bad breath. Proper oral care and tongue brushing can help to minimize the problem. You […]

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orthodontics

Nail biting can hurt your teeth

Nail biting, known as “onychophagia,” is a habit that can cause some harm to your teeth and overall oral health. Some people’s nails can become so tough and resilient to damage that chewing on they can cause your teeth to get tiny chips or fracture your enamel.  Some people even believe that chewing on their […]

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