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Getting older increases our risk for several health problems, including those with our oral health. Even if you’ve been taking great care of your smile for years, you could still experience an increased risk of tooth and gum problems as you age. Visiting your dentist can keep your smile healthy and ready to shine …

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Having good oral health is more than just brushing every day and flossing once in a while. Your mouth is an entire unit that requires regular care—both at-home and in the dentist’s chair! As we age, our mouths become more susceptible to oral health problems like gum disease, so taking proper care of our teeth and …

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The health of your teeth and gums are dependent on several factors, one of the most notable being adequate saliva production. Your teeth were meant to be protected by your saliva—when there’s not enough saliva present, your entire mouth suffers. This can influence gum disease, bad breath, cavities, and more! …

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Research has been proving just how much your oral health is connected to the rest of your body. This science shows that poor oral health can affect your entire body and actually increase your risk for chronic diseases and common illnesses. This is because the bacteria and plaque that are involved in poor dental …

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During one of your regular dental checkups and professional cleanings, your dentist will most likely want to conduct an oral cancer screening. An oral cancer screening is a simple exam that your dentist performs in order to ensure you don’t have any signs or symptoms of oral cancer. Every year, nearly 50,000 …

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Sleep apnea happens when you stop breathing for 10 seconds or more during the night while you sleep. These pauses can happen many times and may last for a minute or longer. This condition is generally considered serious and has different types, including obstructive, central, and complex sleep apnea syndrome. …

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Whether you have a natural gap in your teeth or you have a gap from a missing tooth, gaps can be unsightly and embarrassing for many people. Fortunately, you have several cosmetic dentistry options to help improve the appearance of the gap in your smile. The first step is talking with your dentist about what …

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Skipping your nightly routine of brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash to keep your smile healthy can become a bad habit! Finding that time to brush your teeth in the morning is easier because you’ll see people and everyone wants to look their best for the day. At night? Not so much. Some people find brushing …

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When talking about oral health, many people get the terms plaque and tartar confused. Although these two oral health concerns are similar, they are different and their treatments will be different as well. Treatment for each is important to avoid extensive damage to your teeth, so let’s learn the difference …

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These days, many people find that getting their wisdom teeth removed is the best course of action for their smile. Our wisdom teeth are often so far back in our mouths that they’re impossible to keep clean with regular brushing, often resulting in cavities and decay. As humans have evolved, wisdom teeth aren’t …

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