Category Archives: Oral Hygiene

Tooth Sensitivity

TOOTH SENSITIVITY It is estimated that approximately half the population experiences tooth sensitivity.  Tooth sensitivity can range from very mild to extreme and can come and go over time. There are many things that can cause sensitive teeth, and treatment … Continue reading

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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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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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Preventing Infant Tooth Decay

Preventing infant tooth decay Do you think baby teeth are temporary, and therefore not important? Think again. Baby teeth are necessary for chewing, speaking, and smiling. They also serve as placeholders for the adult teeth. If baby teeth are infected … Continue reading

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Lift the Lip

If your child has teeth,then you should be looking for signs of early childhood caries or tooth decay. Mother’s milk, baby formula, cow’s milk and fruit juice all contain sugar.  Bacteria in the plaque that sticks to the teeth will … Continue reading

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