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How Tobacco Can Affect Your Dental Health

Most people have heard of the general health risks associated with tobacco use, but what they might not know about is the effect tobacco can have on their oral health. Although cigarettes constitute the most widespread tobacco use, cigars, e-cigarettes, hookahs, chewing tobacco and other forms of usage can carry many of the same risks.

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It’s Finally Time to Put Your Smile First

After years of taking care of your children and spouse, job, other family members, and friends, it’s finally time to start putting yourself first. Although this may be the first time you’ve had the opportunity to be able to take the time to care for yourself and to rediscover the ways you can make yourself

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The Causes and Risks of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids that contain sugars for prolonged periods of time. Acids are produced by bacteria that feed on the sugars in milk, fruit juices, baby formula, sodas and other drinks that contain sugars, and these acids can damage your baby’s teeth and gums

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How Do You Know if Your Tooth is Cracked?

It may be difficult for you to determine if you have a tooth that is cracked because you may not feel any pain, or you may have pain that comes and goes, or only when biting down, eating or drinking. Additionally, a crack may not be visible to you and may be difficult to detect

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Easy Dental Tips for Your Vacation

Summer is here and it’s time for vacation. Whether you’re off to an exotic foreign destination or just a fun weekend getaway, we’ve put together a few suggestions to help you avoid any dental emergencies while you’re away and to easily help you maintain your regular good oral hygiene practices. If possible, schedule your dental

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Stopping Tooth Demineralization

Tooth enamel is the hard, protective surface on the teeth. When the mineral content in the tooth enamel decreases, it’s a first step toward tooth decay. Healthy tooth enamel, which is smooth and slippery, becomes rough, allowing tartar, plaque and stain to adhere more easily. Enamel that’s weakened by demineralization is more easily penetrated by

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What to Do When You Have a Dental Emergency

Nobody plans to have a dental emergency, but everyone should learn what qualifies as one and prepare for how to handle it. Dental emergencies when handled incorrectly or left untreated, can lead to serious consequences, and thirty minutes can mean the difference between losing a tooth or saving it. Therefore, it may be important to

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The Facts about Men’s Dental Health

Men and women may be equal in many ways, but when it comes to good dental health, men are receiving considerably worse marks. A recent study determined that men may be at greater risk for certain health issues as a result of their oral health. In fact, men have been found to have higher rates

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Celebrate Smile Power Day June 15

Smile Power Day is June 15, and it’s the perfect opportunity to rediscover the power of your smile. Give everyone you meet a friendly, confident, happy smile and discover how contagious it can be. A smile can make someone else’s day, but amazingly research shows there’s a big benefit for you too. In fact, the

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The Risks of Acid Reflux on Teeth

Studies indicate that more than more than 60 million adults experience symptoms of acid reflux each month and about that approximately 20% of people with acid reflux will develop gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). When stomach acid backs up (refluxes), it can affect the teeth, eroding the hard, outer layer of enamel and weakening teeth. These

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