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Can Gum and Tooth Infections Go Away on Their Own? When your body has an infection, it tries to fight it off by raising your white blood cell count to stop the invading bacteria. Bacteria that cause an infection rarely go away on their own. Typically, an infection will get worse without medical intervention. The …

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Nearly half of the American population has some form of gum disease. From the beginning stages of gingivitis to the more advanced periodontal disease, gum disease damages your teeth as well as your gums. A gum infection could point to the fact that you have gum disease. What are the signs of a gum infection and …

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If you’ve been bleeding while brushing occasionally, you could be seeing a symptom of gum disease. Although it doesn’t happen overnight, gum disease begins by causing mild symptoms such as red, puffy, or bleeding gums and can progress to tooth loss! Alcohol has long been considered one of the culprits of gum …

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Some people think that bleeding during brushing and flossing is no big deal. The opposite is true! Depending on your oral health habits, bleeding should be a concern and seeking advice from your dentist about the problem is a good idea. If you haven’t flossed in a long time and are just starting a routine, a bit …

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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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There are many reasons people avoid taking care of their teeth. From dental anxiety to skipping brushing from lack of time, these choices don’t always feel conscious. Our smiles aren’t like a self-cleaning oven or a vehicle that can be taken to the car wash once every season—they need regular, direct care from us! …

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Absolutely yes! By the time you experience any oral health symptoms, the problem has long been present. This includes issues like gum disease, where your gums will eventually begin bleeding and your teeth become loose. This also includes tooth decay, which frequently goes unnoticed until a toothache occurs. By …

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A recent news story about a young truck driver who died after a tooth infection spread to his lungs got me thinking about my own experience with patients of late. Over the past few months I have treated a dramatic increase in the number and severity of dental infections requiring strong antibiotics, root canal …

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Getting your teeth cleaned twice a year may not seem like a priority—you might have to take time off work, you might not have any problems, it feels like twice a year is too often. However, skipping those twice-yearly dental appointments has more of an impact on your oral health than just missing a professional …

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Pregnancy is both an exciting and challenging time! During your pregnancy, you want to take the best care of your body and your child possible. Unfortunately, many pregnant women tend to neglect their oral health because of all the other worries they have during their pregnancy. However, this is the time that …

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