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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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Perhaps you’ve heard of gingival surgery, also referred to as “gum grafting” for gum recession. This treatment is used for gums that have pulled back significantly from the teeth as a result of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This severe type of gum recession may have not responded to other types …

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If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, you may be experiencing symptoms of gum disease. However, not every person who’s experiencing swollen gums will have gum disease. It’s crucial to visit your dentist to determine if you’re suffering from symptoms of gingivitis, although these symptoms often involve bleeding …

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Gum disease happens when your gums become inflamed and red due to bacteria in your mouth. They may bleed and be infected—this is usually when your teeth may also become loose. Gum disease threatens the health of your teeth and the earlier you can get treatment, the better. Can gum disease be reversed once it’s …

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