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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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Mixed Dried Fruit

Is Fruit Bad For Teeth?

What To Know About Fruit We’ve always heard that fruit is an extremely healthy food choice. And it’s true; it is rich in many essential nutrients such as vitamins as well as disease-fighting antioxidants. However, as with many beneficial things in life, it’s not without drawbacks. Fruit is so tempting and sweet because it is […]

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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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Brushing Baby Teeth with Finger Brush

Baby Teeth Essentials

What to Know About Baby Teeth You might think that you can skip a child’s visit to the dentist’s office once in a while. Or maybe you believe that their baby teeth (also called primary teeth) aren’t as important. After all, they will get a whole new set, so what’s the harm in a cavity […]

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Dental Inlay on Tooth

Dental Inlays

What are dental inlays? If you’re familiar with dental inlays, then you’ve likely experienced a cavity filling (and possibly retreatment on a particular tooth). A dental inlay is a restoration that repairs one of these such problem areas. It’s typically larger than a traditional filling, yet still small enough to preserve the majority of the […]

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Wisdom Teeth Crowding

Wisdom Teeth: Should They Stay Or Go?

Why Get Rid of Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars at the very back of the mouth. They appear in late adolescence, at about ages 17 to 25, depending on the individual. The problem is that most people simply don’t have enough room to accommodate these extra teeth. When wisdom teeth […]

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Alcoholic Cocktails

Alcohol, Your Teeth, & Your Health

While some studies might find benefits in moderate drinking (such as antioxidants in red wine), you can surely obtain these supposed positives through other, more healthy options. In fact, alcohol consumption has mostly adverse effects on our well-being. Most people know this but still drink due to the cultural and social aspects. Of course, moderation […]

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Baby with a Bottle

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

What Causes “Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?” Being mammals, human babies drink milk. It provides all the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. However, as children get older and their primary baby teeth begin to emerge, drinking milk can pose the risk of cavities and “baby bottle tooth decay.” In general, milk is very healthy […]

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Bacteria and Microbes Around Tooth

Bacteria That Cause Cavities

Which Bacteria Causes Cavities? Looking Inside Your Mouth You probably know that bacteria in your mouth cause cavities, plaque, and tooth decay. And you also probably know that proper at-home care such as brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent cavities and more serious problems. (Combine with regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings […]

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