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Dry Mouth and Medications

Dry mouth isn’t just uncomfortable, it can be damaging to your health and well-being. Whether you’re taking over-the-counter medications or prescriptions, being proactive about your dry mouth can save you time and money you might otherwise spend resolving the long-term problems dry mouth can lead to. Do I have dry mouth? Symptoms of dry mouth […]

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How Prescription Drugs Can Affect Your Dental Health

If you’ve ever wondered why your dentist always wants to know what medications you’re taking, you’re not alone. That information might seem irrelevant, but it’s actually quite important to your dental health. When we take prescription drugs to help cure or treat a medical problem, we generally don’t give much thought as to whether those […]

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Four Oral Health Resolutions You Should Make For the New Year

As the new year approaches, resolutions are at the forefront of many people’s minds. After all, a new year is the chance for a fresh start. A common focus of many resolutions is self-improvement, often in the form of making healthier choices. What’s often not considered, however, are the improvements most people can make in […]

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General Oral Health: Not Just in Your Mouth

Many people view oral hygiene just as a means to prevent cavities, or to avoid developing a painful gum disease. While it’s true that maintaining good oral hygiene can keep your smile bright and healthy, did you know that your oral health isn’t limited to the inside of your mouth? Although taking care of your […]

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Dentures vs. Implants for Tooth Loss

Losing teeth– whether as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or other causes– is often traumatic for patients. When considering treatment for tooth loss, the options can seem overwhelming. In fact, some people avoid seeking treatment altogether, reasoning that both the time and expense of tooth restoration are too great. Living with tooth loss, however, […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Handling Injury-Related Tooth Loss

You sit in the stands, cheering your child on during his Little League playoff game. You brace yourself as the opponent’s best batter steps up to the plate and hits a line drive that heads right toward your child positioned at shortstop. Your child’s glove goes up just a second too late and you wince […]

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What You Need to Know About Sports Mouthguards

Experts agree that sports participation has many benefits for children. In addition to the obvious physical benefit of getting exercise, participation in sports teaches children about sportsmanship, working as part of a team, and persevering in the face of adversity. But sports participation can also have some potential dangers if proper precautions aren’t taken. Often, […]

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Five Misconceptions Regarding Root Canal Therapy

They’re perhaps the most dreaded words that patients hear at the dentist’s office: you need a root canal. For fearful patients, hearing a dentist recommend root canal treatment is akin to hearing that they’re being recommended to spend some time in a torture chamber. Many imagine drills, needles, severe pain, and a procedure that takes […]

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How to Improve Your Oral Health Today

In our latest dental blog post, we talk about several simple things you can do to improve your general oral health. Brush twice a day. According to the American Dental Association, brushing your teeth is an important part of establishing good oral health. The ADA recommends brushing twice a day, and that brushing sessions should […]

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Six Habits that Wreak Havoc on Your Dental Health

Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we do things to unintentionally harm our teeth. Even the most avid teeth brushers who floss regularly and never miss a dental check-up sometimes engage in habits that wreak havoc on their teeth. Could you be among the millions of Americans who are unknowingly putting their dental health at risk? […]

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