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Is Chewing Gum Really Bad for Your Teeth?

It’s a habit many people across the world chew on every day—literally. Chewing gum. There are thousands of varieties, some which even claim to improve your mood, reduce hunger cravings or stimulate brain activity. But what kind of effect does chewing gum actually have on your teeth? Here are a few facts about gum to […]

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A Picture Perfect Smile

“One…two…three…smile!” Pictures are a part of life—especially in today’s “selfie” society. And let’s face it, it looks like the “selfie” is here to stay. While many people love taking photos with family members or friends, some tend to shy away from the camera. A common culprit? An unsatisfactory smile. Whether you’re looking to improve your […]

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Eat Plant-Based Foods for Better Oral Health

It’s easy to pick out foods and drinks that aren’t the best for our oral health—cookies, sweets and fizzy drinks are often a no-no when it comes to healthy, happy teeth. But can you name foods that are good for the body and your teeth, too? Plant-based foods are a great option when it comes […]

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5 Reasons to Chew Your Food Slowly

Think back to your last meal—did you give any thought to how long you chewed your bites of food for? Probably not. For most of us, chewing is like a habit or reflex done without any conscious effort. However, the process of chewing is quite important to your overall health and serves as the first […]

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What Your Mouth Can Reveal About Your Health

Did you know that your mouth, teeth and gums reveal major clues about your general health? That means that every time you visit our practice for a general check or cleaning, you’re doing more than just protecting your teeth from cavities—in fact, you could be preventing an array of unwanted health problems in your future. […]

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Discover the Dental Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

If you’re a coffee drinker, you may want to consider swapping your morning java for tooth-friendly green tea. While green tea boasts antioxidants and yields a remarkable array of overall health benefits, it also can keep your pearly whites healthy. Here are some of the top oral health benefits of drinking tea: May reduce oral […]

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5 Common Causes of Jaw Pain

As your oral health experts, we care about more than just your teeth and gums. Have you ever woken up with a locked jaw that is difficult to move? Or how about jaw pain that seems to be deep and only getting worse? It’s important to get ahead of a serious jaw problem before it’s […]

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5 Ways to Prevent Cavities

At some point in your life, you’ve probably heard these four little words from your dentist—“You’ve got a cavity.” While some people simply accept cavities as a normal part of life, we’d like to let you in on a little secret—there’s something you can do to prevent them. In fact, there are a few things […]

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4 Ways to Care for Your Teeth When You’re Sick

It’s typically easy to remember to put your oral health first…until you catch the flu. Suddenly, rest becomes your number one priority, along with nursing a sore throat, upset stomach and an unbearable cough. Here are a few ways you can keep up your oral health in times of illness. 1. Continue your oral health […]

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Is Thumb-Sucking Bad for Your Child’s Oral Health?

A natural reflex for children, thumb-sucking can help babies to feel happy and safe in the world around them. However, as permanent teeth begin to come in, thumb-sucking can cause teeth problems involving growth and alignment as well as changes to the roof of their mouth. Aggressive thumb-suckers can even do damage to their baby […]

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