What a Grind!

​ A lot of health problems can be attributed to stress. In fact, stress-related health issues have become so prevalent that the American Psychological Association has committed a lot of resources into studying it. Although teeth grinding can be caused by various things, including broken or missing teeth, misaligned bites and sleep disorders, it's w...
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A Deep Cleaning?

​ So, your dentist has just recommended a deep teeth cleaning procedure for you. You're freaked out and already contemplating whether you actually need it. Even if you think you don't, you most likely really do. Let's shed a little more light on this procedure. Deep Teeth Cleaning: What Is It? This procedure is often referred to as gum therapy. It ...
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7 Surprising Reasons For Practicing Good Oral Hygiene

​ Brushing your teeth properly and regularly is essential for a healthy and happy smile. It's pretty clear there are plenty of benefits to proper oral care, but there are a lot of little-known and unexpected reasons why oral care is so important. Read on to learn more about the wide range of benefits you get from taking excellent care of your mouth...
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Are Dental Implants Safe? A Brief Look at Safety and Risks

So, you're considering dental implants? The thought of getting something inserted into your jawbone could worry anybody. But how worried should you actually be about getting dental implants? Are dental implants safe? Even if they are, to what extent can their safety be guaranteed? We'll explore this and more in this blog. Are Dental Implants Safe o...
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Baking Soda Teeth Whitening: Yea or Nay?

​ A lot has been said about the potency of baking soda as an effective teeth-whitening product. Lots of folks go all in on DIY home teeth whitening without restraints. Most of these people end up learning the bitter truth the hard way. Professional teeth whitening offers better results and is a lot safer and healthier compared to baking soda teeth ...
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Dry Mouth in the Morning? Causes & Home Remedies

​ Waking up every morning with a mouth as dry as sandpaper can be quite frustrating. The good news is, this is something you can fix relatively easily. Read on to learn more about the various causes as well as home remedies for dry mouth so you can feel great every morning. What Causes Dry Mouth in the Morning? Dry mouth is usually a symptom of one...
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5 Common Habits that Negate Proper Teeth Care

​ You probably already know that not brushing your teeth and not flossing regularly can cause dental problems. Well, that is absolutely true, but those are not the only ways you can get into trouble with your oral health. From binge eating snacks and foods that can crack your teeth to smoking, here are five other things that can damage your teeth i...
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No, It's Not Optional!

​ After wearing braces, diligently taking care of your teeth and going to all your appointments for adjustments, it can be a struggle to accept that you still need to wear a retainer after the braces come off. Sometimes, it helps to understand just why something is necessary in order to find a more positive outlook on the situation. Why it Matters ...
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Tips for the Perfect Holiday Pictures

​ It seems like the holidays are the most popular time of the year for photos. Everything from family photos, couple photos and even selfies abound this time of year. Maybe it's because everyone is in a festive mood, or maybe it's because everyone comes from near and far to spend the holidays together. Whatever your reason, photos last forever, so ...
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Flossing Through History

Do you love learning about the history of people, places and products? If so, you might be interested in learning about where and when dental floss became an essential part of our everyday dental hygiene routines. Did you know that the American Dental Association says that up to 80 percent of plaque in your mouth can be eliminated simply through da...
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What Does Oral Health Have to Do with Blood Pressure?

​ If it seems like you're reading more these days about different health conditions that can be traced back to oral health in some way, you are! More and more research is being conducted to support the importance of maintaining your oral health in order to properly maintain your overall health. If you suffer from high blood pressure, your gums coul...
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Sometimes Less Is More

​ When it comes to antibiotics, less is more. Countless research has been done studying the effects of antibiotics both short term and long term, and we know that the use of these medications is tremendously useful, even lifesaving at times. But we also know all good things should be used in moderation. A study done on the effects of the very popul...
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Why Spit Matters

​ You probably don't spend a whole lot of time thinking about spit, or saliva. Unless, that is, you have experienced dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, or excessive saliva production. Although most people don't really notice or think about it unless something goes wrong, saliva is critical for digestion and helps maintain oral health. That's why ...
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Teeth Beware: Pumpkin Spice Lattes Are Back

​ What is the most well-known sign that fall is coming these days? Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte! Even though the official start to fall isn't until September 22, this year, Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes have returned early to give the social media world plenty to talk about. When the fall favorite was rolled out August 28, it was still 90 degre...
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Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month

​ Every year during the month of October, the American Dental Hygienists Association celebrates Dental Hygiene Month to help spread awareness about the importance of good oral hygiene and best practices for caring for your teeth and gums every day. This year, the focus is on the "daily four": 1. Brush (twice a day) 2. Floss (daily) 3. Rinse (with m...
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September Is Pain Awareness Month: Don’t Ignore Tooth or Jaw Pain

​ September is National Pain Awareness Month, which means it's a great time to talk about an often overlooked but very common area where people experience pain: the jaw and teeth. When tooth or jaw pain strikes, many people try to just wait it out and hope it goes away. However, in the long run, you could do serious damage to your oral health by ig...
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The Importance of a Wheelchair-Accessible Dental Practice

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly one in five Americans suffers from some form of disability and 3.6 million people over the age of 15 use a wheelchair to assist them with mobility. There are many challenges those who are confined to a wheelchair face when it comes to their daily lives, but one area that many people forget about is dental...
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Keep Teeth Healthy This School Year

​ It's August and back-to-school season is in full swing across the nation. Everyone is filling their shopping carts with markers, pencils and new backpacks. Parents are taking children to get haircuts and physicals and eye exams in preparation for the new school year. But, one thing that often gets overlooked when it comes to back-to-school time i...
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Why Choose a Private Practice Over Corporate Dentistry?

​ You've likely seen them popping up in every strip mall or shopping center around the nation. Big box, or corporate, dental practices that often share their names with popular trees, fruits or generic nouns are chains of dental offices that operate much like a fast-food restaurant compared to a sit-down restaurant - in other words, very different ...
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Get Rid of Bad Breath Fast!

​ Halitosis, or bad breath, actually affects over 80 million people. It's characterized by an unpleasant taste and odor in the mouth and is most often caused by bacteria in the mouth resulting from decaying food particles or poor oral hygiene habits. There are other conditions that can cause halitosis, such as dry mouth, liver or kidney problems, d...
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