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If you wear dentures or are planning on getting them, you have probably heard about dental implants. You may also have heard many myths about surrounding dental implants, such as their extremely high cost, the length of time they take, or their inability to be effective. These claims are simply untrue, and dental …

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Kids should begin good oral hygiene practices when they are very young; even before their baby teeth come in. For parents, knowing what kind of toothpaste to buy for kids at every stage of their development can be confusing. Before the kids are old enough to have their own opinions on the matter, a parent should …

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What causes dry mouth and how does it impact oral health? Dry mouth is beyond simply being thirsty occasionally—everyone gets thirsty, but not everyone suffers from chronic dry mouth. If you have dry mouth, your saliva glands do not produce fast enough or simply enough saliva to keep your mouth hydrated. Your …

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People who suffer from Sleep Apnea typically experience interrupted sleep episodes, which in-turn can lead to a general feeling of grogginess during the day. The cause of the interruption is inappropriate oxygen intake and is caused by obstructions to the airway—air that passes through the mouth and nose. There …

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The terms periodontal disease and gum disease are often used interchangeably. Both phrases refer to two types of gum problems. The first is Gingivitis which is gum inflammation. The second is Periodontitis which involves bone and ligament loss inside the gums which can result in loss of teeth. Both conditions are …

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Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but it can still be damaged. When tooth enamel is worn down, cavities and eventually tooth decay can develop. Fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel and fights cavities, but the foods we eat are a constant threat. The main culprit is acid, which can come …

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What Happens If You Don’t Replace A Missing Tooth? Patients who are missing teeth can have their self-confidence impacted by the thought that they no longer have a complete smile. It is common to feel irritated with the associated loss of function that they are experiencing when they try to eat crunchy or …

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If you are an athlete, you may wear a mouthguard because it is required by your team or organization. If you don’t have to wear a mouthguard, you still should; in fact, everyone should wear a mouthguard while participating in sports or physical exercise. Mouthguards protect your teeth, mouth and face from serious …

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Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening is a professional whitening treatment that is performed in the dental office. Over-the-counter whitening products and whitening toothpastes contain modest amounts of whitening ingredients and can’t whiten your teeth as effectively as professional whitening can. Whitening in a …

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