Category Archives: It’s Your Health

Water flossers

Brushing alone is not enough to achieve optimal oral health.   Since toothbrushes have limited access to the surfaces between the teeth bacteria can accumulate, multiply and remain undisturbed. Undisturbed plaque can cause gingival inflammation and bleeding and increase the risk … Continue reading

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Do you Grind Your Teeth?

  Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, clench or gnash your teeth. Bruxism and clenching are the most common oral habits, and may occur to some degree in over 80% of the population. Most people subconsciously grind their … Continue reading

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Oil Pulling – Good Idea or not?

Oil pulling proponents claim that the swishing activates the enzymes and draws the toxins out of the blood. They suggest that bacteria hiding under crevices in the gums and in pores and tubules within the teeth are sucked out of … Continue reading

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Tongue Piercings – What are the dangers?

If you’re thinking about getting an oral piercing — or if you already have one — there are some health risks you should know about. A mouth piercing can interfere with speech, chewing, or swallowing, however of more concern are the following: … Continue reading

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Tooth Whitening – Home Remedies – Effective or Dangerous

There are many suggestions out there on home remedies for tooth whitening. They range from mixing a half a teaspoon of baking soda together with a teaspoon of lemon juice and brushing with it, to adding salt to your toothpaste, … Continue reading

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Dental Implants

Many factors can contribute to the loss of your teeth, including cavities, poor oral hygiene leading to gum and periodontal disease, bite problems, infection, fractured roots, and accidents. When teeth are lost, the bone that was around those teeth is … Continue reading

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Phone a Friend

Remember the game show – Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. If contestants were unsure of the answer they had 3 life lines – poll the audience, phone a friend and 50/50. Sometimes choices in dentistry can be confusing. There … Continue reading

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Managing all those Sweet Halloween Treats

Halloween is an exciting time for children. They get to dress up in their favorite costume and trick or treat for lots of loot.  However, it is not such an exciting time for parents! Now that Halloween has come and gone, … Continue reading

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Nail Biting and Your Health

Nail Biting You may have been advised to avoid chewing on hard nuts, and ice cubes as it may chip your teeth.  The same warning applies to nail biting.  Dental enamel is the strongest tissue in the body.  But habitually … Continue reading

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Breast Feeding and Early Childhood Caries

Is Your Breast Fed Baby at Risk for Early Childhood Caries? Our recent post discussed Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (Early Childhood Caries) and how and why it occurs.  It is important for Moms who breast feed their baby to know that just … Continue reading

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