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The Facts about Your Teeth and Cavities

Almost everyone has some cavities. In fact, at least 90 percent of the population does, but it’s likely nobody wants another one. In its early stages, tooth decay doesn’t have any noticeable symptoms. Pain isn’t experienced until the condition advances and causes damage to the tooth’s nerve. A cavity left untreated can eventually cause severe

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Making Easter Baskets Fun Without the Cavity Risks

This year, use your creativity to make a fun Easter basket for the kids that won’t cause unwanted sugar highs and crashes, and just might make their dentist smile too. Instead of grabbing the usual assortment of sugary jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and eggs, consider helping your little ones enjoy the holiday with items that

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Why a Dental Implant May Be Your Best Option

After the loss of a tooth occurs, there are many important reasons to consider a dental implant. Certainly the ability to chew the foods you love, an attractive smile, and pleasant breath are all considerations. Additionally, an implant is easier to clean and care for than a bridge or dentures, it can prevent the shifting

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Do You Have Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth is a condition characterized by a lack of enough saliva in the mouth to keep it wet. The medical term for this is xerostomia. Often there is a sticky or burning feeling in the mouth, and the throat may feel dry also, with swallowing difficulties and choking risks. Cracked lips, rough tongue and

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Preventing Tooth Loss Through Good Oral Hygiene Habits

Tooth decay and gum disease are responsible for around 90% of tooth loss. Fortunately, this is generally preventable with good oral hygiene habits including regular brushing and flossing, along with routine dental exams and cleanings. Harmful bacteria can build up in the mouth, especially between the teeth and gums, and even on the tongue. A

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Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

More than half of the population is affected by tooth sensitivity. Cold, hot, acidic or sweet drinks and food can cause pain or sensitivity. In fact, sometimes just breathing in cold air can make you wince. Although the pain usually goes away fairly quickly, it may come and go. Usually sensitive teeth occur when the

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Salivary Gland Cancer

Are you at risk for salivary gland cancer? Salivary gland cancer is more common in men than women and the risk goes up as you get older. Radiation treatment to the head and neck area for other medical reasons also increase your risk of salivary gland cancer in addition to workplace exposure to certain radioactive

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Causes and Treatments of Teeth Grinding

Do you ever wake up in the morning with a headache?  Or with sore teeth and jaw? If so, you could be feeling the symptoms of bruxism, more commonly known as teeth grinding.  Teeth grinding is usually done unconsciously in your sleep (Sleep bruxism), but the rhythmic clenching of the jaw and grinding of the

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Teens Who Stay Out Late More Likely to Have Tooth Decay

  Do you have a “night owl” for a teen?  Do you “hit the hay” before your child?  If so, new research from the International Journal of Dental Hygiene has found they are four times as likely to suffer from tooth decay than those who go to bed earlier.  Researchers found the link between the

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Taking Video Selfies May Improve Brushing Technique

Selfies:  Can they really be good for your teeth? Probably not what you expected to hear but research published in the Indian Journal of Dental Research of a recent study by Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that individuals who record video “selfies” of themselves while brushing helped to improve their brushing

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