Category Archives: Oral Health and Overall Health

Receding Gums

Receding Gums The gingiva (gum) is the protective skin that is located around the necks of each tooth, and covers the underlying bone that holds the roots of the teeth. The gums are the so-called first line of defense against bacteria that … Continue reading

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17 Ways You May Be Inadvertently Damaging Your Teeth

PROTECT YOUR TEETH  KEEP THEM FOR LIFETIME!                                                       Do you brush your teeth right after eating or drinking something acidic?  Brushing your teeth immediately after eating or drinking something acidic can cause tooth wear.  If you eat or drink anything … 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 are no … Continue reading

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Flossing Alternatives!

FLOSSING ALTERNATIVES It is estimated that 80% of adults in this country have periodontal disease. This is when irreversible bone loss occurs resulting from the virulent bacteria that collect between the teeth. Research has shown that periodontal disease is a … Continue reading

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Oral Health During Pregnancy – Does It Really Matter?

Your oral health can affect your unborn baby! For a long time we’ve known that many risk factors (smoking, alcohol, drug use and infections) can contribute to mothers having premature, low birth weight babies.  In addition, research suggests that serious gum … Continue reading

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Why Straighten Your Teeth?

A straight smile is a wonderful asset.  If you are embarrassed by your teeth, you may not smile or laugh as often.  Many people undergo orthodontic treatment to increase their self-esteem, confidence and facial appearance.  Straightening your teeth can also … Continue reading

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6 Things Everyone Should Know About Cavities

1. A cavity starts with a tiny hole A dental cavity starts as tiny hole in the enamel of your tooth. Enamel is the hardest substance in your body.  Bacteria in your mouth attack the enamel on your teeth, and … Continue reading

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