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6 Ways Saliva Protects Your Teeth

  6 Ways Saliva Helps You The next time you go to spit on the ground – think twice – you are wasting a valuable asset!   Luckily, the average person produces about 1.5 litres of saliva (spit) each day.  That is … 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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IS YOUR HEALTH WORTH 5 MINUTES PER DAY?

Do you brush your teeth faithfully for at least two minutes twice a day? How about flossing? According to a recent survey conducted by the Chicago Dental Society, more than half of the dentists surveyed said that their patient’s top … Continue reading

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Toothbrushes – which kind is best?

Our last blog we talked a little about how to minimize germs on your toothbrush. But what kind of a toothbrush should you use?  There are many types of toothbrushes to choose from; with choices ranging from small to large … Continue reading

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Toothbrush Advice – Don’t Make Yourself Sick!!

A toothbrush is a great tool to help keep your mouth healthy.  Mouth bacteria have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, low birth weight babies and many other conditions. So removing it is an important part of health prevention. … Continue reading

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Dental Xrays – Safe or Not?

Recently an article titled “Dental X-Rays and Risk of Meningioma” was published in the April 2012 issue of the journal Cancer.  The article describes a recent study that associates yearly or more frequent dental X-rays to an increased risk of developing … Continue reading

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ORAL CANCER

APRIL IS ORAL CANCER AWARENESS month. Did you know that in 2012 close to 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. … Continue reading

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