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Can You Make Oral Hygiene Easier When Caring for a Senior’s Teeth?

By Editorial Team | April 19, 2019

Good oral hygiene is important at any age. Babies, the elderly, and everyone in between should be taking care of their teeth and gums, although certain challenges do arise during the golden years. If you are a senior and need some tips on how to care for your teeth, read on. Find the Right Toothbrush…

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Reasons Teeth Shift During Sleep

By Editorial Team | March 20, 2019

People tend to assume that once their baby teeth are gone and the adult teeth are all in that there will be no further changes in their smiles. That is not really the case. Your teeth can shift over time, especially while you sleep. Your teeth move around slightly at night. Sometimes it is due…

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Oral Health Benefits of Drinking Lots of Coconut Water

By Editorial Team | March 10, 2019

There are a lot of foods and beverages that claim to be good for your teeth, but not many can compare to the benefits of coconut water. This beverage works to rid your body of toxins, and regular consumption can lead to oral health benefits as well as digestive system improvements. Read on to find…

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The Most Common Reasons People Fear the Dentist

By Editorial Team | February 20, 2019

Phobias are fairly common in day-to-day life. Many people express their own fears, whether it’s spiders or public speaking. But did you know that we’re also one of your biggest fears? If you’re nodding along while reading that, then don’t worry; you’re not alone! “Dentophobia” (the fear of going to the dentist) is one of…

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Times Where a Frenectomy Would Improve Your Oral Health

By Editorial Team | February 10, 2019

A frenectomy is a very scaring sounding word, however, it is just a technical term used in oral surgery to describe a very common dental procedure. A frenectomy could vastly improve your overall oral health and hygiene. However, before you go about undertaking one, it would help to exactly understand just what a frenectomy is…

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Important Facts to Know Prior to a Root Canal

By Editorial Team | January 20, 2019

If you are a candidate for a root canal, you may have many questions about the treatment and expectations that will accompany it. Here are a few of the more important facts you should know about root canals, before getting the procedure done. It Doesn’t Have to Be Painful There are many anesthetic options available…

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If You Struggle with Depression, Your Teeth May Show It

By Editorial Team | January 10, 2019

In recent years, scientific research has discovered a close link between your oral health and your overall health. There are many conditions we can identify during a visual examination of your oral cavity, even if you don’t know you suffer from them. This includes mental health problems such as depression. Recent studies suggest that depression…

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Dental Problems That Are Not Exactly Dental Emergencies

By Editorial Team | December 25, 2018

Dental problems can arise at any point in your life. When this happens, seeing our dentist is the best way to have the situation handled. However, which problems are considered an emergency, and which can wait until tomorrow? Know the difference between the two so that you can easily find the help you need, when…

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Dangers of Sharing Your Toothbrush with Someone That Has Oral Health Problems

By Editorial Team | December 15, 2018

By now, you’ve been warned about the risks of excess sugar, eating acidic foods, and drinking too many sodas. It is well known that those are common factors in developing tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. But did you know that cavities are contagious? That’s right, even if you practice perfect oral hygiene, you…

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How to Manage an Overbite

By Editorial Team | November 25, 2018

Are you unhappy with the way that the teeth of your upper and lower jaw line up? If so, you might have a bite issue, one of the most common of which is an overbite. An overbite occurs when the upper teeth protrude out over the lower teeth substantially. Otherwise known as malocclusion, an overbite…