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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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Have you been putting off that last bi-yearly dental check-up? This time of year is hectic for many people, so it’s understandable that you may have overlooked that last dentist appointment before the New Year. However, December is actually the perfect month to visit your dentist. Scheduling an appointment before …

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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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Getting your teeth professionally whitened is a popular practice for a variety of reasons—a professional is by your side the entire time, the process usually takes only an hour, and your teeth look gorgeous and bright for years after this simple treatment! With Zoom! teeth whitening from Philips, you can enjoy all …

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When you get a cavity filled, you want to ensure that the best care is taken to protect your new filling as well as to help your mouth heal. Although many patients feel as though they can carry on with their normal routine after they leave their appointment for a dental filling, there are certain precautions …

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Getting your toddler or child to brush his or her teeth doesn’t have to be hard—like most things, kids want to participate if it’s fun! It’s never too early to teach your child the importance of taking care of their teeth, including brushing and flossing. Brushing doesn’t have to seem like a chore with these …

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Oral cancer tends to start out small, but this uncontrolled cell growth can be life-threatening if allowed to continue to grow and manifest itself. Oral cancer can affect any part of your mouth or sinus area, including your throat, lips, cheeks, and tongue. Often it starts out as a sore that doesn’t go away, much …

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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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Dental professionals are always touting the benefits of flossing. Perhaps you are sold on the idea that this is a necessary part of your oral care routine but are unsure of the methods to use for optimal results. Here are 9 tips for more effective flossing: 1. Begin by getting your hands clean with an …

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You know smoking isn’t good for your health for a variety of reasons: it’s known to cause certain types of cancer, it can lead to heart disease, erectile dysfunction, and diabetes. But did you know that sleep apnea is also linked to smoking? Smokers are three times as likely as non-smokers to develop sleep apnea. …

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