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Before sugarless gum came along, gum was placed in a category like many other sweets—one that was considered bad for your teeth! These days, there are many sugar-free options available of your favorite treats, including chewing gum. Did you know that gum actually has some pretty impressive benefits for your smile? …

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Tooth abscesses are painful infections that occur either in your tooth or around your tooth. Often, an abscess may result as an infection that’s begun in the tooth and then has spread to the areas surrounding the tooth. A tooth abscess could even be between your gum and your tooth, causing a pocket of infection to …

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Laser dentistry is revolutionizing the way people think about receiving dental work. Many patients with dental anxiety have experienced pain or injury from past procedures. Fortunately, laser dentistry is ideal for patients who are afraid of getting treatment that involves a drill. Laser dentistry uses an …

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It’s normal for people to experience bad breath, especially in the morning or if you’ve forgone brushing and flossing. However, if you have bad breath that persists even after cleaning your mouth, you could be experiencing chronic halitosis. Halitosis is the technical name for bad breath. Chronic bad breath could …

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Tooth pain can range from mild to severe, but it should always be evaluated by a dentist. Whether you have an occasional toothache or steady, increasing pain, it’s always a good idea to contact your dentist to treat the problem. Although some patients don’t consider toothaches to be emergencies, sometimes they …

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Have you ever wondered how a cavity forms? Oftentimes we go to the dentist and it seems that the cavity has just appeared there out of nowhere! This isn’t true—cavities have stages of forming in our mouths. In fact, a cavity can even be reversed at some of these stages. By paying close attention to your mouth, you …

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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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Tooth decay in children is happening earlier than ever—some dentists are even seeing children with cavities in their baby teeth! Keeping your child’s mouth healthy can not only prevent cavities, but also help children to understand just how important their teeth are. Even baby teeth are crucial for guiding adult …

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Taking care of your smile is more than just brushing and flossing—it’s also being choosy about the foods you eat. Everyone knows that sugar is bad for your teeth, but there are plenty of other foods that can damage your teeth as well. These include hard foods that can crack or chip your teeth—a cracked tooth needs …

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Brush, floss, stay away from sugar. Easy, right? While taking care of your oral health is relatively simple, it’s also the quality that you put into these tasks that matters. Prevention is the best treatment against many oral health issues such as bad breath and tooth decay. Your teeth are meant to last for life, …

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