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Having a cavity can be stressful enough as it is without worrying about a root canal. Some cavities are easily remedied with fillings while others will require root canal therapy. How do you know which one you’ll need? Although your dentist is the best person to evaluate your smile for treatment, let’s talk about …

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A filling is supposed to fill in your cavity and protect your tooth from further decay. In larger cavities, fillings can help reinforce the tooth structure and circumvent the need for a root canal. Most of us know that fillings need to be replaced at some point in time—but did you know that cavities can actually …

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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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Your diet directly affects your oral health. Think about it—your mouth is the first thing the food touches in your body! It makes sense that the kinds of foods we eat would be either beneficial or harmful to our smiles. If you’ve wondered which foods are helping and which are hurting, this list is for you. Here’s …

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There are many things that can cause dry mouth. From medications to mouth breathing to dehydration, people often don’t stop and consider the harmful effects of having a dry mouth. The truth is that having a dry mouth is hugely damaging to your smile. Our teeth are meant to be constantly bathed in saliva for a …

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Taking care of your oral health is important year-round, but considering the many food temptations of the holidays, it’s easy to slip up and enjoy treats this time of year. Being mindful of the top holiday foods that’ll give you cavities is important so that you can know what’s safe to indulge in and what foods …

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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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For some children, going to the dentist is a treat. They get a sparkly clean smile, special attention from the dentist and their staff, and they usually get to go home with a new toothbrush, toy, or treat afterwards. For other children, going to the dentist is an unfamiliar experience that can generate a lot of …

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No one likes having bad breath. While nearly everyone experiences that bad morning breath, others worry about their breath while at work or out and about. Fighting bad breath starts with a thorough morning brushing, but what can you do after that second cup of coffee while at work or after that tuna sandwich at …

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Have you ever experienced bleeding while flossing? If so, there are a number of different reasons. While some are more alarming than others, none of the causes are natural. Here are some of the things that may cause your bleeding and a little information on how to care for each cause. Gingivitis and Gum Disease …

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