Dentistry Articles


Is Chewing Gum Really Bad for Your Teeth?

It’s a habit many people across the world chew on every day—literally. Chewing gum. There are thousands of varieties, some which even claim to improve your mood, reduce hunger cravings or stimulate brain activity. But what kind of effect does chewing gum actually have on your teeth? Here are a few facts about gum to

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Is Thumb-Sucking Bad for Your Child’s Oral Health?

A natural reflex for children, thumb-sucking can help babies to feel happy and safe in the world around them. However, as permanent teeth begin to come in, thumb-sucking can cause teeth problems involving growth and alignment as well as changes to the roof of their mouth. Aggressive thumb-suckers can even do damage to their baby

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5 Remedies for Your Toothache

We’ve all been there—whether it comes on in an instant or slowly creeps up on us, a toothache is no fun to deal with. Typically caused by decay, receding gums or even a broken or loose filling, it’s important that the root cause of your toothache is addressed—making a visit to our practice a priority.

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4 Ways to Care for Your Teeth When You’re Sick

It’s typically easy to remember to put your oral health first…until you catch the flu. Suddenly, rest becomes your number one priority, along with nursing a sore throat, upset stomach and an unbearable cough. Here are a few ways you can keep up your oral health in times of illness. 1. Continue your oral health

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5 Ways to Prevent Cavities

At some point in your life, you’ve probably heard these four little words from your dentist—”You’ve got a cavity.” While some people simply accept cavities as a normal part of life, we’d like to let you in on a little secret—there’s something you can do to prevent them. In fact, there are a few things

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New Year Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

We all want to start 2018 off right—for some, that might mean vowing to eat healthier, exercising more than you have in the past or making quality family time a top priority. Whatever your resolutions are for the New Year, we hope you don’t forget about something very important—your oral health! Here are a few

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5 Reasons to Chew Your Food Slowly

Think back to your last meal—did you give any thought to how long you chewed your bites of food for? Probably not. For most of us, chewing is like a habit or reflex done without any conscious effort. However, the process of chewing is quite important to your overall health and serves as the first

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How to Keep Teenage Teeth Healthy

From studying and playing sports to getting together with friends and working, teens today seem to be busier than ever. One activity that should always fit into their packed schedule is maintaining excellent oral hygiene. Here are some essential tips to share with your teen about keeping their teeth in tip-top condition. Choose smile-supporting foods.

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Are Your Teeth Experiencing a Sugar Sabotage?

Sugar. It’s crafty. While it shows itself in sweets, cakes and other treats, it loves to lurk in foods that you may not suspect like bread, salad dressing, spaghetti sauce and peanut butter to name a few. With so much sugar saturation, it’s not surprising that 92% of adults have tooth decay—something that’s not a

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