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Gum Abscess and Treatment

July 19, 2022

If your gums are swollen or bleeding, or you experience pain in your jaw, you may have a gum abscess. This condition will require a trip to the dentist so you can get treatment as soon as possible and relieve the pain. What Is a Gum Abscess? A gum abscess is an infection with pus …

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Is it Better to Have a Dentist Whiten Your Teeth?

June 28, 2022

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic treatment for people who want to brighten their smile. Are you wondering which is better to whiten your teeth at home or at the dentist’s office? There are many benefits of choosing to have a dentist over using an at-home kit to do it yourself. At-home teeth whitening …

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What You Need to Know about Lip Cancer

May 19, 2022

Lip cancer is a type of mouth cancer and if caught early it can be treated. With an early diagnosis, the chances of survival are nine out of ten. Signs and symptoms of lip cancer include: Open sores Changes to the skin on the lips A red patch that is crusty, itchy, or bleeds Lumps …

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What Is Dental Plaque?

April 21, 2022

Dental plaque is a sticky substance that forms on your teeth and can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque contains bacteria, which following a meal or snack containing sugar can release acids that attack tooth enamel. It begins forming on the teeth 4-12 hours after brushing. This is why it is so important …

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Your Mouth and Your Overall Health

March 29, 2022

Did you know that your mouth, teeth, and gums can affect your overall health? Bacteria can cause disease and your mouth is the entry point to your digestive system and respiratory tract. Without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can cause infections, such as tooth decay (cavities) and gum disease. According to the CDC, more than 40% …

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Digital Dental X-Rays vs. Film X-Rays

February 22, 2022

While conventional dental x-rays (film) are considered safe and emit low levels of radiation, advanced technology in the dental field offers a safer option for patients. We know some patients are concerned about exposure and their safety. Digital dental x-rays expose you to far lower levels of radiation. In fact, they produce up to 90% …

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Are Routine Dental Appointments Important?

January 25, 2022

Do you realize the importance of having routine dental appointments? If you brush and floss your teeth daily, why do you need to go to the dentist twice a year for a dental checkup and teeth cleaning? Here are a few reasons why you should have routine dental appointments.   Tooth Decay and Gum Disease …

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Improve Your Brushing Habits in 2022

December 28, 2021

Start the new year right and improve your brushing habits with these 8 tips for a bright, white smile. Don’t Brush Your Teeth Too Hard Be gentle with your teeth while brushing. You may think brushing harder will remove more leftover food and bacteria, but a gentle brushing is all that you need. Too much …

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Eat, Drink, and be Thankful!

November 18, 2021

Thanksgiving centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Nearly 90 percent of Americans eat turkey—whether roasted, baked. or deep-fried. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. But are all Thanksgiving foods good for your teeth? What Thanksgiving Foods are Good for Your Teeth? Turkey is …

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Halloween Treats and Kids

October 25, 2021

Halloween is about candy, dressing up, and having fun. It’s alright if your child eats candy on Halloween, as long as he or she is brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. A regular oral hygiene routine can go a long way in helping keep your mouth healthy all year round, which is key during …

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