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Yearly Archives: 2017

Teething Tips from the Dentist

Teething generally starts when a baby is 6-8 months old, and they usually have all their baby teeth in place by the time they are about 2 1/2 years of age. Naturally when babies are teething, they may be uncomfortable and irritable, but a few tips from the dentist can help you both through this

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How Menopause Can Affect Your Oral Health

During menopause, hormonal changes can affect every part of your body. These changing estrogen levels can affect the jaw bones, tongue, and salivary glands, and may lead to various symptoms and added risks to your oral health. In fact, estrogen deficiency can put menopausal women at a greater risk for periodontal disease, receding gums, loose

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Do You Suffer from Bad Breath?

It is estimated that 25-50% of the population regularly suffers from bad breath (halitosis). Those who have it may not even be aware of it due to issues with their sense of smell, or by a developed tolerance to the odor. Yet, bad breath can have a negative impact on the social lives of those

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5 Great Health Reasons to Smile and Have A Good Laugh

Your smile can affect every area of your life, including your social life, romance, work, and especially your health. Aside from the positive responses that you typically receive from other people when you smile, studies indicate that smiling and laughing can have a positive impact on both your physical and mental health. Research shows that

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The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gum Disease

The correlation between oral and systemic health is becoming well-established the more it is researched. One specific bacteria Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, is often found in the swollen, red, and tender gums of those with severe periodontitis. Nearly half of all adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Additionally, it affects approximately

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Nutrition Tips For Healthy Teeth

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A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.

Understanding the Reasons for Antibiotic Prophylaxis

Typically, antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. However, your dentist may suggest taking an antibiotic before treatment to decrease the chance of an infection. This is called antibiotic prophylaxis. Everyone has bacteria in their mouth and during some dental treatments, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and can cause infection in other

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Making Your Smile Blossom with Teeth Straightening for Adults

Spring is traditionally a time of rejuvenation and rebirth. Although more than one million adults in the U.S. currently have braces, many more are interested in exploring the possibility of having their teeth straightened. Numerous adults who previously had orthodontics as children, now want to re-straighten their teeth, or are ready to do so to

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