How to Floss Your Teeth

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You probably understand how brushing your teeth can benefit the health of your entire mouth, but do you know why flossing is important? In reality, there are a number of benefits to flossing, and a few things you may need to do to get the most benefits from your flossing. When you brush your teeth,… Read more »

Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health: The Facts

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If you’re pregnant—especially if you’re pregnant for the first time—you may be both excited and nervous. You probably understand that there are several things you’ll need to do to get ready. You also know that your body will change to accommodate your little one, but did you know that your mouth will change as well?… Read more »

The Harmful Effects of Tobacco on Your Smile

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You probably know that smoking can have a negative impact on your overall health, but did you know that tobacco use can also have an impact on your oral health? Sadly, issues resulting from tobacco use can actually be quite severe. Smoking leads to bad breath and stained teeth. If your teeth are yellowed, our… Read more »

What to Do About the Spots on Your Teeth

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Have you ever seen white spots on anyone’s teeth? While many people hope to have a white smile, these spots can be embarrassing. These spots can be caused by several issues but there are a number of things you can consider doing to avoid and address these problems. White spots are often the result of… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Enamel Erosion

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Did you know that the strongest muscle in your body is actually your tongue? Have you also heard that your mouth also contains the strongest substance in your body? As you may already know, this incredibly hard substance is your enamel–the outer, protective layer of your teeth. But even though enamel is extremely hard, it… Read more »

Ever-Changing World

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Wow! The world just keeps changing. The mere fact that I’m writing a blog for our office is an indication of a shifting world. About ten years ago someone suggested I blog about dentistry and I remember saying “There is no way that is going to happen.” Talk about having to eat your words. I… Read more »

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease?

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Did you know that approximately 75% of Americans over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease? Naturally, gum disease could cause minor problems—such as swollen or bleeding gums—or serious problems like tooth loss. Sadly, gum disease can be difficult to identify. In fact, many people aren’t even aware of what gum disease… Read more »

How Sealants Can Improve Your Oral Health

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Modern practices can help extend the life of your pearly whites now more than ever. Preventing cavities through a meticulous daily brushing and flossing routine along with regular dental checkups and cleanings, sealants can help your teeth can remain cavity free. In fact, since the 1970’s dental sealants have proven effective at helping molars and… Read more »