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    Protect Your Smile in the Cold!

    Baby, it’s cold outside! Since having healthy teeth is important for self-confidence and the prevention of diseases or pains (such as canker sores or cold sores), we need to make sure to take care of our teeth as the temperatures drop. This is especially important if your teeth are sensitive. If you have sensitive teeth in cold weather, it may be due to several reasons. For instance, you could have cracked teeth, weakened enamel, gum recession, gingivitis, or an infection. Make sure not to brush too hard or clench or grind your teeth, because these habits could make your teeth even more sensitive. However, teeth sensitivity problems can be easily resolved.…

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    To Pull Or Not To Pull: Wisdom Teeth Extractions

    To pull or not to pull, that is the question! Wisdom teeth, molars found in the back of your mouth, usually appear in your late teens or early twenties, may need to be removed if they are impacted, or fail to erupt due to a lack of room or a poor entry angle. If an impacted wisdom tooth is not removed, you may experience painful crowding and infections. For instance, if a gum flap is covering part of a wisdom tooth that can’t come out all the way, food particles and bacteria could become trapped and lead to pericoronitis, a low-grade infection, and swelling. Additionally, in more serious cases, fluid-filled…

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    Health Problems Linked To Gum Disease

    Did you know that gum disease, or periodontitis, is linked to many other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s? Recently, researchers have found even more connections between periodontitis and health issues, including the following 1. Erectile Dysfunction Connected by inflammation Untreated bleeding gums and teeth can lead to tooth decay and loss Bacteria can travel through the bloodstream and damage blood vessels ED is caused by impaired blood flow in the penis Gum disease is a causative clinical condition of ED 53% of males with ED had severe periodontal disease, compared to the 23% of those who did not have ED 2. Low Testosterone Levels Chronic periodontitis could have…

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    Oral Health Is Still Important After 50!

    Unlike wine, teeth don’t always get finer with age! However, with all the advanced technology we have today, it’s not uncommon for older adults to keep their natural teeth by maintaining their oral health with a proper hygiene routine and a healthy diet. Here are some tips you can follow to ensure a healthy smile: Brush with a fluoride toothpaste at least two times a day to decrease your risk for cavities Use a soft toothbrush to prevent wearing down gum tissue and sensitive areas Floss and use interdental cleaners regularly to clean areas your toothbrush can’t reach Keep making appointments with your dentist If you suffer from xerostomia (dry mouth), a…

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    Chipped Teeth? We’ve got you covered!

    It’s no fun when you chip your teeth, but no worries: we have your back! 🙂 Recreating a beautiful smile is an easy and painless process. Here are some common treatment options for chipped teeth: 1. Bonding Cosmetic bonding attaches filling material to the enamel (outer tooth layer made of tightly packed calcium crystals) and dentin (porous inner layer of the tooth and living tissue) of the original chipped tooth with little tooth reduction required.  Bonding is a popular treatment, because it is less expensive than crowns or veneers and can last just as long with proper maintenance. Dental porcelain can imitate enamel, while composite resins (a mix of plastic resin and…

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    Gum Disease and Asthma

    Did you know that asthma is one of the many health problems you could develop if you have gum disease? According to a new study published in the Journal of Periodontology, those with gum disease are five times more likely to develop asthma! Therefore, by trying your best to avoid gum disease, you’re also actively protecting your body from other illnesses or diseases. Proper oral health care is especially important for middle-aged men who don’t exercise regularly: they have a higher risk of developing gum disease. Want to prevent gum disease? Follow these tips: 1. Brush your teeth (and tongue) two times a day 2. Floss at least once a day 3.…

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    The Risks of Oral Piercings

    Oral piercings has become a popular expression of self, however, there are several health risks that come along with them. It is important to be aware of the common infections and problems that may occur as a result of oral piercings. tongue, lip, uvula, and other oral piercings can not only change your speech, chewing or swallowing, it can also cause infections, nerve damage, and much more! Here are just a few of the issues that can arise due to oral piercings:

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    The Key to a Healthy Smile with Braces

    Even though braces will allow you to have a beautiful smile, they can also trap food particles and cause plaque to build up in your mouth. However, braces don’t have to be a burden if you take care of your teeth properly during treatment! Here are some good oral hygiene tips to follow if you have braces: 1. Use toothpaste with fluoride By brushing your teeth with a high-fluoride toothpaste, you can stop white spots and decay from forming on your teeth. Try to brush for a full two minutes after every meal or at least twice a day. Make sure that your toothbrush reaches all the spots under wires and…

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    Keep flossing!

    You may have recently seen on the news or on social media sites that there isn’t scientific research to demonstrate the oral health benefits of flossing. However,  many professional dental associations such as the ADA (American Dental Association) have confirmed that floss and interdental cleaners are essential for maintaining proper oral health. Despite the fact that flossing was removed from the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines, the government has not changed its perspective on flossing. Instead, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) decided to focus on reducing sugar intake and nutrition. Furthermore, other health agencies have continually recommended cleaning between teeth daily. For instance, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) suggests including flossing daily in…

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    Gum Disease Doesn’t Just Affect Your Gums!

    What do Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and diabetes have in common? If you have periodontal (gum) disease, your risk for all these diseases could increase. People once thought that the mouth and the body had no relation each other, and dental care used to be the job of barbers in the Middle Ages! It wasn’t until the 1700’s that dentistry was finally recognized as its own science and the late 1990’s that the connection between oral bacteria and heart disease was studied in animals. When you don’t brush or floss thoroughly, bacteria can become trapped between your teeth and your gums. This can cause plaque to accumulate, which can eventually lead to the break…