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An infection of the gums can be painful and threaten your oral health. While some people who have a gum infection won’t experience symptoms, the majority will. These signs and symptoms could include a bad taste in the mouth, bad breath that won’t go away even after brushing or using mouthwash, and inflamed gum …

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Over 50 million adults are estimated to use marijuana, a substance that’s still considered illegal in much of the United States. Although this substance is thought by many to be safer than smoking cigarettes or using other forms of tobacco, the truth is that marijuana still has negative impacts on the body, …

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Focusing on your teeth when cleaning your mouth every day is good, but giving just as much attention to your gums is better! This doesn’t mean aggressively brushing your gums, but you should clean your gums to help maintain healthy gum tissue. Gums are an integral part of our mouths, helping to support the teeth, …

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Although the link between cigarettes and diseases such as cancer was long suspected, it wasn’t until the mid 1960s that warnings were finally issued and the public became aware of the dangerous effects of cigarette smoke. Cigarette smokers are more prone to many different illnesses. In addition to increasing your …

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With 2018 just around the corner, you’re likely thinking of some New Year’s resolutions you want to make. What better way to improve yourself than to improve your smile? A great smile isn’t just about looks, it’s also about health. A healthy smile tends to both look and feel great! With the New Year in mind, here …

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Gum disease affects nearly half of the American population and can wreak havoc on your smile. Although it affects your gums, your gums are essential for your teeth. When the gum tissue gets damaged through gum disease, teeth can become loose and fall out. The main causes of gum disease are usually easy to control …

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We all know (or should know) the minimal rules of a well-maintained oral health: brush correctly, floss, visit your dentist twice a year. However, while we do follow this minimal set of good oral behavior, many of our daily bad habits lead to the formation of plaque – which in turns leads to tooth decay, tooth …

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Getting dental implants is a great decision that’ll benefit your smile for life. By replacing your missing tooth with a secure dental implant, you effectively restore your smile and enjoy the natural look of your new tooth (or teeth)! Taking care of dental implants is simple, but requires that you remain …

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During one of your regular dental checkups and professional cleanings, your dentist will most likely want to conduct an oral cancer screening. An oral cancer screening is a simple exam that your dentist performs in order to ensure you don’t have any signs or symptoms of oral cancer. Every year, nearly 50,000 …

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Oral cancer is a broad term that includes any type of cancer that afflicts the area. This would include cancer of the lips, tongue, throat, tonsils, and mouth. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 45,000 people were diagnosed with oral cancer in the US in 2015. What puts a person at risk for this …

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