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Breathing through your mouth usually only happens at certain times: when you have a cold and can’t breathe through your nose, possibly during intensive exercise, and if you have a medical condition such as asthma. However, mouth breathing isn’t considered normal and it can even be harmful to your oral health. If …

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Pregnancy brings many changes in your body, including hormonal changes that could affect your smile. Although some women won’t experience dramatic changes to their oral cavity during pregnancy, others will see an increased risk of some common dental health concerns. Caring for your smile can protect you and your …

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What Is Holistic Dentistry, and Is it Right for You? You may have heard friends or family mention holistic dentistry. But what exactly is it? Holistic dentistry is a field of dentistry in which dentists believe that your entire body is affected by your oral health. Although holistic dentistry doesn’t necessarily …

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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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People avoid preventative dental services for all kinds of reasons. For some, making the time to go to the appointment for your checkup and cleaning can be a hassle. For others, the lack of dental insurance plays a major role. Some people even experience dental anxiety that keeps them away form the dentist office, …

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Seeing the dentist shouldn’t have to feel like a marathon! When every member of your family can see the same dentist, you experience less hassle and more convenience. Finding the perfect dentist that can suit you and your family’s needs is paramount. You ideally want a dentist who can treat all ages when you have …

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Having sensitive teeth is often a lifelong burden that causes pain when a person eats or drinks something hot or cold. However, people who experience tooth sensitivity can often experience pain even when eating sweet or spicy foods, or just breathing cold air. Tooth sensitivity happens as a result of enamel …

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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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Gum disease isn’t just for adults. It can affect kids of any age who have either their primary or adult teeth. The beginning stage is gingivitis, which can progress to more advanced stages of gum disease if not treated. Ensuring your children take care of their teeth is one way to prevent gum disease, but this …

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Occlusion is a term that refers to the way your teeth fit together. In a normal mouth, the upper teeth are marginally over the lower teeth, and the teeth fit nicely together without any problems or pain. However, malocclusions of the teeth refer to misalignments that can have lasting effects on your smile. These …

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