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11 May 2018 - 14:20, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Sure, your breath may remind you about the garlic you ate at lunch. But that’s not all your mouth can tell you: Problems with your gums, teeth, and tongue can hint at health concerns deeper in the body, says Betty Haberkamp, DDS, a dentist at the Cleveland Clinic. Here are four oral signs you should see your doctor or...
1 May 2018 - 14:50, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
We Have Come a Long Way Long gone are the days of hiding your smile because of the silver colored fillings that may show through.  Amalgam fillings used to be the only option for patients, but now they have the more practical option of a Composite Resin Filling. Composite fillings are made of acrylic resin...
25 April 2018 - 14:41, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
YOU HEAR ALL THE TIME about the importance of brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day, and you hear almost as often about the importance of daily flossing. What you probably don’t hear a lot is that, if we want to maintain good oral health and hygiene, it’s also important for us to clean...
17 April 2018 - 14:57, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
ORAL CANCER IS A SUBJECT we’d all prefer not to have to think about, but it’s critical to have a basic understanding of risk factors and symptoms. More than 50,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with oral cancer last year, and that number is expected to rise. That’s why, in honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month,...
10 April 2018 - 14:58, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
You probably already know that the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing those pearly whites twice a day. You also probably know that brushing your teeth is one of the easiest ways to avoid scaring off your date. But brushing is important for reasons beyond fresh breath. Skip a session, and you’re on your way...
2 April 2018 - 19:32, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
TEETH ARE A LOT more complicated than they might seem from the outside, which is why we’re using this post to provide a brief dental anatomy lesson. Now let’s dive right into the structure of a tooth! The easiest way to do this will be to divide that anatomy into two main categories: the crown and...
20 March 2018 - 14:05, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
FOR MOST PEOPLE, baby teeth become loose and adult teeth erupt in their place. For many, those adult teeth don’t come in entirely straight, so orthodontic treatment is necessary to shift them into the ideal position. For some, one or more of these teeth never emerge on their own, even though they developed in the...
5 March 2018 - 21:41, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Going to the dentist is about as much fun as plucking out your eyelashes one by one. Still, if you want to have good oral health, it’s crucial that you get cleanings regularly—even if you fear the dentist. At the very least, that’s once a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, though it may be...
27 February 2018 - 14:44, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Brushing your teeth is an important event that should ideally happen two times every day. Although many people are consistent about brushing their teeth, few people brush everywhere they need to in their mouths. Due to the grooves of teeth and hard-to- reach back teeth, spots get missed and plaque can build up. When plaque...
21 February 2018 - 16:09, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Most people know that sodas—which are carbonated—aren’t good for their teeth. This is due to their extremely high sugar content, but is their carbonation harmful to your smile? Carbonated drinks are made with carbon dioxide, which is added to the water under pressure to make the bubbles you love. Sparkling water is an attractive option...