As we move forward into the New Year, New Year’s resolutions include everything from exercising more to eating healthier. But have you considered your smile as part of starting fresh this year? Having a healthy, bright smile is more than about looks. Making a beautiful and bright smile part of your New...
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a harmful condition that millions of people suffer from. Teeth grinding can put significant pressure on your teeth, leading to fractures, gum inflammation, and even loose teeth. Bruxism commonly happens during sleep, but people often experience daytime teeth grinding as well. Fortunately, there are...
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a common problem. For many, bad breath goes away with a good brushing and flossing, but for others, the smell and taste of bad breath lingers. No one wants to have bad breath, but what can you do to make it go...
If you’re one of the many Americans who suffer from gum disease, you could end up needing extensive treatment to return your gum tissue back to normal. While gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, can be easier to reverse, more advanced stages of gum disease can be challenging...
Cracked teeth are an unfortunate reality for many patients, and the culprit is often food! When accidentally or intentionally biting down on one of the following foods, you could be at risk to crack your teeth. While a cracked tooth may not seem like a big deal, cracks can start out small and...
When it comes to brushing your teeth, two times a day for two minutes is the standard rule. The ideal times to brush are first thing in the morning before you’ve had your breakfast or that first sip of coffee, and last thing at night just before bed about an hour...
No one wants to lose a permanent tooth. However, even if your lost tooth isn’t visible in your mouth, it’s important to consider replacement options as soon as possible. Even though your missing tooth may not seem like a big deal, it can cause the other teeth to shift to compensate for...
Added sugar is present in so many different foods, from barbeque sauce to your favorite sweets. Even foods generally thought of as “healthy” such as sweetened yogurts and salad dressings can contain added sugar. Too much sugar in your diet isn’t just associated with weight gain and chronic diseases such as diabetes...
A canker sore is a type of ulcer that occurs on the soft tissues in the oral cavity. They aren’t contagious and are harmless, but if you’ve had a canker sore before, you know how uncomfortable they can be. Although experts aren’t sure of the exact cause of canker sores, there are...
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), better known as acid reflux, is a condition when acids in your stomach used for digesting food can come up the esophagus and into the oral cavity. This often causes the uncomfortable burning sensation known as heartburn. While acid reflux in and of itself can impact your quality...

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