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Keep Your Gums in the Pink

While gleaming pearly whites can reflect good oral health, pink gums reveal good gum health. Screening for gum disease is more than just taking a quick look at your gums and asking if you floss every day. It’s actually a very detailed process that evaluates the health of the gum tissues and where they attach […]

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Acid Reflux and Your Smile

Living with chronic heartburn and acid reflux disease doesn’t just make you uncomfortable; it can leave permanent evidence inside of your mouth. With reflux disease, the acids from your stomach constantly come back up into the esophagus, damaging the soft tissue lining. Did you know though that some of those acids also make their way […]

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Make Smart Choices

Some of the foods and drinks that we consume each day may be things that we consider safe or healthy for us. Unfortunately, they may hide ingredients that can damage your tooth enamel. Making smart choices about your daily diet can help you live healthier and reduce your risk of tooth decay. Your Teeth Are […]

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What’s Causing Your Headache?

Do you battle frequent headaches that have no apparent cause? Is stress causing pain through your jaws, face, neck and shoulders? It could be that your migraines and muscle pain are related to a disorder of the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ.) TMJ disorders can create symptoms such as these, as well as other problems like jaw popping, […]

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Looking for a Dentist?

How can you be sure that you have the right dentist? Trusting your smile to someone is a huge responsibility and a choice that should not be taken lightly. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re looking for the right dental provider: Great Communication You need a provider that will listen […]

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Prevent Wear and Tear

Chronic clenching and grinding of the teeth is referred to as bruxism. Most people experience bruxism when they sleep or are experiencing high levels of stress throughout the day. As a result, their teeth begin to wear down prematurely. If bruxism isn’t stopped, it can: Cause existing dental restorations to break Fracture healthy tooth enamel […]

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When Is the Right Time?

Are you behind on your dental care? How do you know when something can wait or whether or not it’s time to schedule an appointment and let us have a look? Here are a few important things to keep in mind and how they relate to professional dental care. Your Medical History Medical conditions and […]

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Helpful Hints to Quit Smoking

We all know that quitting is much easier said than done. The truth is, regardless of how long you’ve been using tobacco products, making the choice to quit now can greatly reduce risks to your oral and overall health. We’re here to remind you that you can do it. Set a Goal The biggest part […]

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Pregnancy and Your Teeth

During pregnancy it is normal to experience changes in your body. Did you know that it’s also normal to see changes in your smile? Nausea and Vomiting Morning sickness can result in increased acid exposure to your teeth. Instead of brushing your teeth right after a period of vomiting, rinse your mouth out with water. […]

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Keep Your Tongue Healthy

When’s the last time you cleaned your tongue? If you’ve ever worried about having bad breath, you might be surprised to hear that as much as 90% of odor-causing bacteria inside of your mouth are right on top of your tongue. Between the small, bumpy papilla hide thousands of microbes. Many of them cause bad […]

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