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While some people work hard to keep their teeth and gums healthy, others don’t do much for their oral health and yet seem to skate by with wonderful teeth. How is this possible? Studies show that genetics play an important role in your oral health—perhaps even more than your environment or your diet. …

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As we age, it’s more important than ever to keep our oral health up to par. This is because our bodies change as we age, and if you don’t have great oral habits during your younger years, your teeth and gums are more likely to reflect this during your older ones! Other aging factors can influence the life and …

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Plaque is a substance that builds up on teeth without regular brushing. Plaque can form from an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the mouth in which there are more bad bacteria. These bacteria can create an acidic pH in the mouth, cause plaque to form, and plaque can eventually turn into tartar if left alone. …

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease, better known as acid reflux or often abbreviated as GERD, is a condition in which powerful acids from your stomach can be pushed up into your esophagus, which can cause the common condition known as heartburn. Acid reflux usually has an underlying cause, such as your anatomy, …

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If you’re not a candidate for bridges or implants, or can’t afford expensive options for your gapped or missing teeth, consider Snap-On Smile! This inexpensive, minimally-invasive option gets you the smile of your dreams in just three weeks and in only two appointments. Snap-On smile can provide you with the …

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Teeth grinding is very damaging to your smile! Many people don’t know they have this condition, called bruxism. Teeth grinding puts intense pressure on the jaw during sleep, times of stress, or even other times when the person may not always be aware it’s happening. It can actually cause loose or chipped teeth, …

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Making your health a priority in 2016 can help you achieve balance and wellness in your life. Did you know that optimal dental health keeps the rest of your body healthy, too? Consider that gum disease has been linked to heart disease, and tooth infections as well as plaque can enter the bloodstream and cause …

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At first, this may seem like no contest, right? I mean, the nails always lose. That’s why people with a nail biting habit rarely have much nail material to bite. But in the long-term, your teeth won’t win this battle. While your nails will keep growing back, you only get one set of permanent teeth. Consider all of …

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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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According to the CDC, tooth decay is the most common health condition affecting children. In fact, for 14 to 17-year-olds tooth decay is 400% more prevalent than asthma. About 1 in 4 children aged 6-11 suffers from tooth decay. That number jumps to nearly 3 in 5 for the 12-19 age group. Why is tooth decay such a …

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