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Wisdom teeth are also known as the third molars in our mouths that erupt sometime in the late teenage years or early adult years. For some people, wisdom teeth may not erupt until the mid- twenties! Today, five million people in the United States have their wisdom teeth removed every year [1]. With so many people …

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You want to take the best possible care of your teeth for a lifetime of great oral health. Preventing tooth decay and gum disease should be on everyone’s priority list, which makes taking care of your teeth all the more important. But what does an effective daily oral health routine look like? Is brushing and …

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Are you embarrassed by your bad breath that just won’t go away? The official term for chronic bad breath is halitosis and this condition affects an estimated 1 in 4 people. Chronic bad breath is usually a sign that an underlying problem is present, so you should always follow up with your dentist to evaluate your …

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Did you know that having good oral health is just as important for you as it is for your baby? More research is showing just how important having a healthy smile can be for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Since pregnant women experience hormone changes that can affect their smile, getting a checkup from …

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Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a condition in which bacteria accumulate around the gumline and cause an ongoing infection. As a result of this, gum disease causes symptoms such as gum inflammation, chronic bad breath, or bleeding gums [1]. With an estimated half of American adults over …

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Getting a root canal allows you to save your natural tooth to avoid getting a replacement. Whether due to trauma or decay, a root canal procedure will be similar to getting a filling and you’ll need to follow your dentist’s instructions for caring for your tooth afterward. Eating the right foods can help …

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A tooth that’s painful, aching, or sensitive is not something to be ignored. Toothaches can happen for a variety of reasons and it’s hard to know the exact one without help from your professional dentist. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a toothache, you may have pain accompanied by a persistent bad taste in …

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Flossing plays an instrumental role in removing plaque and food debris that gets stuck between your teeth that can contribute to cavities and gum disease [1]. Brushing simply can’t reach the tight spaces between teeth like floss can. It’s why the American Dental Association recommends flossing once per day for …

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If you’re frequently experiencing heartburn and indigestion, you could actually be suffering from acid reflux. Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a condition in which acids used in the stomach to break down food leech into the esophagus. Acid reflux can cause painful and …

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Alcohol is known to be bad for your teeth. Alcoholic drinks are usually a combination of sugars and acid that can damage your tooth enamel and contribute to tooth decay. However, this doesn’t stop people from enjoying alcohol, especially around the holiday season. Even though there’s no such thing as a “healthy” …

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