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A periodontist is still a dentist, but these professionals have an additional three years of training to become specialists in all things related to your gums. This includes the prevention of gum disease, diagnosis of gum disease, and the treatment of gum disease. Sometimes, periodontists will even help patients …

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If you’re missing one or more of your natural teeth and want to get dental implants, don’t let bone loss stop you. Thanks to technology, you have several options for getting dental implants even if you suffer from inadequate bone in your jaw. First, x-rays will be taken to see if your bone loss is significant …

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Your child has the ability to grow into a healthy, confident adult. Did you know that children’s dental health plays a key role in their growth and development? Among other things, keeping your child’s smile healthy can result in positive self-esteem, making them proud to show their smile to the world. How else is …

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If you’re committed to brushing and flossing your teeth daily, congratulations! These oral care practices are instrumental in helping to keep tooth decay and gum disease away. Although an important part of any oral care routine, visiting your dentist is still a necessity. When you brush and floss regularly, why do …

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Your child’s primary teeth will begin to fall out anywhere from age six and on, when the adult teeth start pushing their way in. However, just because your child’s baby teeth fall out doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be properly cared for. Primary teeth are essential to the healthy development of adult teeth, …

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Breathing through your mouth usually only happens at certain times: when you have a cold and can’t breathe through your nose, possibly during intensive exercise, and if you have a medical condition such as asthma. However, mouth breathing isn’t considered normal and it can even be harmful to your oral health. If …

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Our genes influence nearly everything about us, so it’s certainly true that aspects of our dental health would be linked to our parents and other family members. However, just how much of our oral health is the result of our genes and how much is influenced by our actions? The truth is that both play a role in how …

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We all know that sugar can lead to tooth decay as well as a variety of other health problems. But what about artificial sugars? Many people who can’t consume added sugar such as diabetics turn to artificial sweeteners as an alternative. Since there are many sugar-free options available, this may seem like the …

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It’s commonly known that bleeding gums are sign of gum disease. Although gum disease is prevalent among adults in the U.S, there is a chance your bleeding gums may not actually be a sign of periodontal disease. What else can cause gums to bleed? Here are the top culprits outside of gum disease that may be causing …

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