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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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You do your best every day to prevent cavities and gum disease through brushing, flossing, and eating healthy. Right? The truth is that even if you have all these healthy habits, professional teeth cleanings are still important. Even the most vigilant of brushers and flossers have plaque in spaces that are just …

Which Dental Diseases May Be Hereditary?

Which Dental Diseases May Be Hereditary? Just as certain medical conditions can be hereditary, so can certain dental diseases. Each of us has a unique genetic makeup, and our genes in combination with our environment play a huge role in what constitutes our everyday health. When it comes to oral diseases, there …

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Having snacks throughout the day is a very normal habit that most people engage in. However, if you’re snacking constantly, this practice could be harming your smile more than you think. While eating, your mouth produces saliva to help you chew and swallow food. Saliva also helps to prevent plaque from building up …

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Did you know there are hundreds of medications that could be impacting your teeth and gums? Dry mouth is a common side effect of many different medicines on the market today that can contribute to tooth decay. However, there are other prescription and over-the-counter medicines that cause more than just dry mouth. …

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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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Fluoride is a compound that occurs naturally, but is also used in many dental applications to help strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay. Fluoride has been widely used and has helped children and adults alike to protect their teeth from decay. We know that fluoride can help prevent tooth decay—but does it …

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Contrary to the belief of some, it is possible for cavities to form under dental fillings! Although dental fillings are designed to seal your tooth and protect your teeth, no dental filling material lasts forever. Whether you have silver amalgam fillings or composite resin ones, your filling will need to be …

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Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when acid from the stomach gets into the esophagus, which can cause symptoms of heartburn. However, up to 25% of patients with acid reflux will have no symptoms. Dentists are often the first professionals to come into contact with acid …

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If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you might consider a professional deep cleaning a waste of time. After all, you’ve got your toothbrush and you occasionally floss, so your mouth has to be healthy, right? Think again. It can be nearly impossible for even the best brushers to get all the plaque and …

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