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Brushing Teeth, Bleeding Gums

If You Have Bleeding Gums

Bleeding Gums? Don’t Panic! Twice-a-day brushings are the first line of defense against cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal (gum) disease. And since brushing is usually a routine and stress-free experience, it can be pretty worrying when you see unexpected bleeding. Remember that you aren’t in immediate danger, so there is no need to panic. Hoeverver […]

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Bad Breath? Get A Checkup!

We all hate bad breath, aka halitosis. It’s annoying, offputting, and of course, embarrassing. But, in terms of your oral health, bad breath can be a symptom of more significant problems. Especially if there is a sudden, unexplained change, it could be a sign of something wrong. So, don’t just accept the condition. Choose to […]

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Teeth Whitening Shade Matching

Teeth Whitening Consultation

Why Teeth Whitening? Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. Often, the chief complaint is related to tooth color. Whether you drink too much coffee, indulge in red wine, or other stain-causing practices, there are many reasons why you might feel the need to lighten the color of your teeth. Perhaps you […]

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Deep Cleaning

Need A Deep Cleaning?

What’s Involved During a Deep Cleaning? You probably know what goes on during a regular dental cleaning. We use special instruments to remove debris, build-up, and tartar. Then, we polish your teeth to get them looking their best. However, if it’s been a while since your last appointment and cleaning at the dentist’s office, you […]

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Dry Mouth Drinking Water

Dry Mouth and What it Means

There are few things more uncomfortable than a dry mouth. It can make it hard to speak, impossible to swallow, and it might seem like you’re overly thirsty. If this happens just once in a while, it’s probably nothing to worry over excessively. You might just be slightly dehydrated, and the condition passes relatively quickly. […]

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Gums Hurt, Periodontal Disease

Gums Hurt? Get A Checkup

Do your gums hurt? If you have sore, painful gums, the best thing you can do for your oral health is get to the dentist’s office. A gum infection might seem minor, but it can signify a more serious problem, so a dentist should thoroughly investigate any discomfort. Gum infections happen quickly, yet they can […]

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Gum Recession

Do You Have Gum Recession?

What is Gum Recession? Gum recession is a condition in which gum tissue shrinks/retracts/disappears over time. The result is that teeth appear longer and exposed. Superficially, this might look unsightly, but it can also cause sensitivity, discomfort, and other problems. If left untreated, recession can lead to cavities and, eventually, tooth loss. It may be […]

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Periodontal Maintenance Checkup

Periodontal Maintenance

What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums. It typically occurs due to the buildup of plaque or tartar along the gum line, as well as other results of poor oral hygiene. Early stages of the condition (often called gingivitis) may first appear as mild bleeding during brushing or flossing. You […]

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Woman Checking For Bad Breath

Bad Breath, A Bad Sign

Do You Have Bad Breath? Get treatment and see a dentist in Troy, NY. We all know that bad breath can be embarrassing socially, but it could be a symptom of more serious dental problems. It may be tempting to mask the issue with cover-ups such as chewing gum, breath mints, mouthwash, or other temporary […]

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Gum Disease

At The First Sign Of Gum Disease

Get Gum Disease Treated Quickly Prevent further damage to your teeth. Gum disease is a big problem. By some estimates, as many as half of all adults suffer from the condition. Most people think that it can’t happen to them, but it’s easy to become a statistic! Quick treatment can prevent periodontal disease from spreading […]

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