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Gingivitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
added on: April 15, 2023
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Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues surrounding your teeth caused by a buildup of plaque. In its early stages, symptoms may include: Some factors that can put you at higher risk of developing gingivitis include: This might sound scary, but Read more…

How fluoride helps to prevent tooth decay
added on: March 30, 2023
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Fluoride is often called nature’s cavity fighter, and for good reason. This naturally occurring mineral helps prevent tooth decay by making the surface of our teeth (known as tooth enamel) stronger and more resistant to cavities. How exactly does fluoride work? Cavities are caused by bacteria that live in our mouths. They feed on leftover Read more…

Diet and Dental Health Tips
added on: March 15, 2023
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Our body is a complex machine. The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, too. If you consume too many sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks or non-nutritious snacks, you could be at risk for tooth decay. Tooth decay is the Read more…

Wisdom Teeth
added on: February 28, 2023

With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth. Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars. Historically, these teeth have been called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age. Read more…

Antibiotics for Pain and Swelling
added on: February 15, 2023

Antibiotics are often prescribed to treat bacterial infections. When it comes to toothaches, however, an antibiotic prescription should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. By understanding antibiotics, you can talk confidently with your dentist about what’s causing you pain and how to fix it. Understand your symptoms Talk to your dentist about your symptoms. Your tooth Read more…

added on: January 31, 2023

Braces and orthodontic treatment are used to correct “bad bites,” or malocclusion (teeth that are crowded or crooked). In some cases, your teeth may be straight, but your upper and lower jaws may not meet properly. These jaw or tooth alignment problems may be inherited or could result from injury, early or late tooth loss, Read more…

Are E-Cigarettes Harmful To Your Oral Health?
added on: January 15, 2023

People tend to assume that as dentists, we only care if our patients brush and floss their teeth regularly. While it’s true that we appreciate good at-home dental care, we know that oral health goes beyond brushing and flossing and can be impacted by activities like smoking and vaping. For that reason, we’d like to Read more…

Oral cancer
added on: December 30, 2022

Oral cancer is divided into two categories – those occurring in the oral cavity (your lips, the inside of your lips and cheeks, teeth, gums, the front two-thirds of your tongue and the floor and roof of your mouth) and those occurring in the oropharynx (middle region of the throat, including the tonsils and base Read more…

Dental x-ray
added on: December 15, 2022

Why would I need an x-ray? Early tooth decay does not tend to show many physical signs. Sometimes the tooth looks healthy, but your dental team will be able to see from an x-ray whether you have any decay under the enamel, any possible infections in the root, or any bone loss around the tooth. Read more…

Cracked tooth
added on: November 30, 2022

What is a cracked tooth? A cracked tooth is a tooth that has become broken. Do all teeth crack in the same way? No. Teeth can crack in several different ways: Cracked tooth This is when a crack runs from the biting surface of the tooth down toward the root. Sometimes it goes below the Read more…

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