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Giving back has become an integral part of any successful business. Patients want to work with doctors and consumers want to purchase from companies that have an active interest in the community as well as the planet! Finding a dentist who gives back to their community has its advantages. Many patients find that …

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Impress your dentist at your next checkup by improving your flossing technique. There are many common misconceptions about the flossing practice that people don’t realize they’re doing wrong. With these simple steps, you can become a flossing champion and experience sparkly clean teeth and gums! Use the Proper …

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Although mouthwash is no substitute for regular brushing and flossing, mouthwash can function as a great aid to your oral health when used appropriately. There are many different kinds of mouthwash, and not everyone has the same oral care needs. However, the benefits of mouthwash are numerous, so if you don’t …

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Two-phase treatment allows your orthodontist to ensure a positive result from treatment by creating the right circumstances for straight teeth and a flawless smile. While many wait until a child is a preteen or a teen to think about braces, this can lead to complications that cause a less than ideal result. Should …

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Oral cancer is a broad term that includes any type of cancer that afflicts the area. This would include cancer of the lips, tongue, throat, tonsils, and mouth. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 45,000 people were diagnosed with oral cancer in the US in 2015. What puts a person at risk for this …

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The short answer is no. Or at least, it is a very bad idea. On occasion, a dentist may tell you that a certain tooth needs to be “watched.” This usually means that a cavity is in its early stage and may not fully develop if the tooth is cared for properly. However, once the condition reaches the state of a cavity …

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With the popularity of oral piercings today, you can get your cheeks, tongue, lip, parts of your gums, or even your uvula (the small piece of tissue hanging down in the back of your mouth) pierced. While oral piercings have become very versatile, they do have potential damaging side effects for your mouth. What …

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As you were growing up, you may have been cautioned by your dentist or parents against eating too many sweets as they would rot your teeth. Turns out, this is true, but drinking sweets has just as damaging an effect on teeth, especially soda. How does soda harm your teeth? Damages Enamel Sodas are extremely high …

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Should you have your wisdom teeth removed? It depends on a lot of different factors. Healthy teeth are often fine. On the other hand, when these teeth erupt improperly it can cause malocclusion, a sometimes severe dental problem where the upper and lower jaw don’t align properly. Apart from ruining your smile, …

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When we eat, the food that will nourish our bodies is taken in through our mouths. The mouth is an area that has a lot of bacteria in it, and plaque can build up in our mouths over time just like in our arteries. Your dental care is more connected to your heart health than you think. Infections or diseases in the …

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