Don’t Forget To Floss!

Good oral hygiene habits are critical for maintaining a healthy mouth. Flossing is an important tool for preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque can build up between teeth, where a toothbrush cannot easily reach. A build-up of plaque can…
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Oral Cancer Screening

Dentists can be the first line of defense in detecting oral cancers. A screening for signs of oral cancer as part of a regular dental check-up can aid in early detection and most of these cancers can be more successfully…
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Symptoms of Dry Mouth

Saliva is the mouth’s best defense against tooth decay because it neutralizes the acids produced by bacteria. Saliva also helps us to chew, swallow and taste our food. Xerostomia is the scientific term for the condition more commonly known as…
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Protect Your Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is the hard outer layer of our teeth. It is the hardest, most mineralized substance in our body (even stronger than bone) and is comprised mostly of calcium phosphate. But tooth enamel is surprisingly brittle.  Each time we…
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The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

How can you be certain what toothpaste is best for you when there are so many different brands to choose from?  When choosing a toothpaste, many people will go for the brand that helps to fight cavities, strengthen enamel, whiten…
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Prevent Teeth Grinding

It is common for most people to grind or clench their teeth from time to time.  In most cases, grinding of the teeth does not cause harm, but when it occurs on a regular basis, teeth can become damaged and…
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Five Tips on How to Achieve a Healthy Smile

A beautiful smile and fresh breath are two desirable features that everyone wants. These are easy to achieve with good dental hygiene. Here are five tips that will help keep your mouth as clean and healthy as possible. 1. Use…
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The Impact Your Diet Has on Your Oral Health

If you improve your diet, chances are that you will be able to prevent common dental problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease.  Foods that are high in acid and sugar are common culprits for damage. Acid products can…
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Caring For Sensitive Teeth

Does eating a scoop of ice cream or taking a sip of hot coffee send shooting pains throughout your mouth?  Do you find brushing or flossing to be a painful experience?  If you answered yes, there is an issue that…
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Healthy Gums

Healthy Gums

Oral health involves not only your teeth but also keeping your gums healthy! Brushing, flossing, bi-annual cleanings and check-ups can prevent minor issues from becoming more serious. Gingivitis is the initial stage of gum disease and the inflammation of the…
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