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We all know that sleep is crucial for our bodies. It can lower our risk for chronic disease, boost our brain power, and balance hormones. But did you know it’s also an important aspect of your dental health as well? Sleep truly does impact the entire body. Getting enough sleep has proven to be a major influential …

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Although enamel is the strongest substance in the body, this doesn’t mean it’s safe from damage. Enamel is designed to protect your teeth and shelter the nerves and roots within, so it makes sense that cavities and sensitive teeth are common consequences of enamel damage. Here’s the long list of things that damage …

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Nail biting is a habit that can begin in childhood and continue through your adult life. While many children grow out of nail biting, others are never able to cease this practice. People have many reasons for chewing on their nails—whether it’s out of anxiety or just a way to trim them, this bad habit is more …

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If you have acid reflux disease, medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you could be receiving some serious damage to your teeth and not realize it. In patients with GERD, acid and undigested food can come up the esophagus when it’s not supposed to. This leads to symptoms of heartburn, but it …

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Having sensitive teeth is often a lifelong burden that causes pain when a person eats or drinks something hot or cold. However, people who experience tooth sensitivity can often experience pain even when eating sweet or spicy foods, or just breathing cold air. Tooth sensitivity happens as a result of enamel …

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Taking care of your baby’s mouth both before and after they get their teeth is so important. By the time your baby is a year old, he or she should have some teeth and will need to see the dentist for their first checkup! Cleaning your baby’s mouth can help remove bacteria and keep their oral cavity clean. Through …

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Since some dental patients are more at risk than others to develop infections or complications after a procedure, these patients may undergo a process called antibiotic prophylaxis. Antibiotic prophylaxis is when a patient will receive antibiotics before the procedure even takes place. A dental procedure such as …

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It’s normal for people to experience bad breath, especially in the morning or if you’ve forgone brushing and flossing. However, if you have bad breath that persists even after cleaning your mouth, you could be experiencing chronic halitosis. Halitosis is the technical name for bad breath. Chronic bad breath could …

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Tooth pain can range from mild to severe, but it should always be evaluated by a dentist. Whether you have an occasional toothache or steady, increasing pain, it’s always a good idea to contact your dentist to treat the problem. Although some patients don’t consider toothaches to be emergencies, sometimes they …

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Have you ever wondered how a cavity forms? Oftentimes we go to the dentist and it seems that the cavity has just appeared there out of nowhere! This isn’t true—cavities have stages of forming in our mouths. In fact, a cavity can even be reversed at some of these stages. By paying close attention to your mouth, you …

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