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4 Ways to Give Your Old Toothbrush New Life

To keep your mouth healthy, it’s recommended that you swap out your toothbrush for a new one every three to four months. By the time a person turns 30, they’ll have “binned” well over 100 toothbrushes! And though most people simply toss their old toothbrush in the trash and never think of it again, there […]

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All About TMD

For some, it’s a feeling you know all too well. It can happen at any time of the day—suddenly, you try to open your mouth and your jaw feels stuck. This is just one of the many symptoms of a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), with others being: Tender jaw muscles Popping or clicking A jaw that […]

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How to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

When you’re sick, it’s easy to put your life on hold until you get better. But there are a few things to consider when it comes to caring for your teeth and mouth when a cold sets in. 1. Don’t share your toothbrush. Though it’s not recommended to share a toothbrush ever, it’s common practice […]

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How to Have Healthy Teeth for Life

Whether you want to avoid toothaches and discomfort, smile brilliantly or be able to chew well for proper nutrition, there are plenty of reasons to keep your teeth healthy for life. Here’s how your family can do it! 1. Eat smart. A healthy diet can affect more than just our waistline—in fact, it’s great for […]

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What Smoking Really Does to Your Teeth

We all have bad habits, though some do more harm for our health than others. Unfortunately, using cigarettes and tobacco is one of the most common unhealthy habits worldwide. And this fixation isn’t just bad for your lungs—it can wreak havoc on your teeth. Here’s how! The Damage Done Because smoking limits your mouth’s ability […]

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Canker Sores: Small Size, Big Pain

They’re small and unsightly white or yellow lesions that can erupt anywhere in the mouth. Canker sores, which are usually round or oval, can be a big pain, literally, for those who frequently suffer from them. Minor canker sores usually go away in a week or two, but bigger ones are often extremely painful and […]

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Why Molars Matter

Have you ever wondered why you need so many teeth? With four different types in your mouth, each serves a purpose to help you bite, chew and even speak. Let’s take a deeper look at your molars to help you understand why they’re so important! A Look At Your Molars Also called a “molar tooth”, […]

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4 Common Dental Health Myths

Oral health is often associated with overall health, which is why it’s so important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to your teeth. Below are some of the most popular misconceptions and what you should know to set the record straight. Myth 1: The whiter your teeth, the healthier they are. Even though […]

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Why Is My Mouth So Dry?

Feel like your mouth reminds you of a desert? If it’s a frequent problem that you’re experiencing, it could be a result of dry mouth—also known as xerostomia. Sound familiar? Here’s what you can do to pinpoint its cause. The Importance of Saliva Symptoms of dry mouth can go beyond just feeling parched and include […]

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Dental Care for Seniors

Keeping our teeth healthy as we age is as important as ever. Whether you’re entering your golden years or have an older loved one who needs help with their oral health, consider these five things that can have an impact on your teeth. If we haven’t seen you in our practice recently, give us a […]

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