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Energy Drinks: An Acid Trip For Your Teeth

Energy drinks seem to be the rage these days, but what are they doing to your teeth? The promise of instant energy in a can may sound appealing, but it comes with a cost. Like many other sugar-laden drinks, energy drinks come with a heavy jolt of caffeine and a pancreas-testing 27 grams of sugar. […]

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Why Sugar Isn’t the Cause of Tooth Decay

You probably call it a cavity. We call it tooth decay or dental caries. They’re basically names for a hole in your tooth. You’ve probably heard that cavities are caused from eating sweets and consuming sugary drinks. While those will likely expand your waistline, there’s more to tooth decay than just consuming sugar. The Kissing […]

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How Mouth Health Can Affect Whole Body Health

Imagine a sunburn that occurs on the inside of your body. That’s a way to think about the whole body effects of inflammation. Inflammation is how your body protects itself from infection, illness, or injury. The increased production of white blood cells and a ramping up of the immune system are often accompanied by redness, […]

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How to Chew Your Food

Digestion begins in our mouth, not our stomach. The nutrients we need for optimal health and well-being begin with the choices we make at mealtime. However, what many overlook is that assimilating those foods requires proper digestion. Which starts in our mouth. If you’re like many, you don’t chew your food properly. People who don’t […]

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Surprising Facts About Your Tongue

When most people think about what a dentist does, they immediately think teeth. But today’s dentistry is much broader. Not only are we mindful of the many issues related to oral health, we understand how it affects your overall health and well-being. That’s why your checkups include an examination of your tongue. Your tongue is […]

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Treating Gum Recession With Grafting

Do you use a toothbrush with hard bristles? Do you brush your teeth too vigorously? Do you neglect to regularly floss your teeth? Do you have parents with receding gums? Then you may suffer from receding gums, exposing the softer part of your teeth below the gum line. Periodontal disease is the most common cause […]

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Ox Hooves, Crushed Rocks and Eggshells

Today, it’s available as a gel, a powder or a paste. You probably put it on your toothbrush without much thought. It may surprise you to learn that toothpaste is not a new invention. What is new are the ingredients that help prevent cavities, reduce sensitivity and brighten your smile. Here’s a brief and fascinating […]

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The Importance of Dental X-rays

Among the most helpful advances in oral health has been the use of X-ray. Dental X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool. They provide the dentist with a variety of critical data. X-rays are a form of energy. They’re related to sunlight, radio waves and the heat generated by an electric stove element. A visual exam […]

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Root Canal Or Implant?

The focus of modern dentistry has been to help patients keep their natural teeth. When there is a choice between “saving” a tooth with a root canal, versus extraction and replacement with an implant, it creates a debate. It can sometimes pit patients against the wisdom of their dentist. And while this article won’t end […]

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Is It Plaque and Tartar?

The terms plaque and tartar are often used interchangeably. However, there are a few key differences. It’s a difference that not only affects your teeth but your overall health. It All Starts With… Eating Plaque and tartar are issues because most of us enjoy eating. Sometimes three times a day. Or more often. Eating begins […]

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