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Causes of Gum Disease and How to Prevent It

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common but preventable condition that affects millions of people. Understanding what causes it, how it progresses, and its implications on your overall health is crucial to preventing it. This blog aims to provide you with comprehensive information about gum disease and how to prevent it, ensuring your oral health is at... read more »

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Oral Health Tips for the New Year

As we enter 2024, it's the perfect time to renew our commitment to comprehensive health, which, of course, includes our oral hygiene. Oral health is an essential part of our overall well-being, and staying on top of it can lead to a happier, healthier life. Here are some vital tips to ensure your mouth stays healthy throughout the year: Embrace... read more »

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The Oral-Systemic Link

While you may see different medical professionals regarding your oral and overall health, the two are not entirely separate. The health of your mouth, teeth, and gums can affect — and be affected by — your general health and well-being. This is referred to as the oral-systemic link, and it is more intricate than most people realize. Let’s dive into... read more »

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Debunking Common Dental Myths

In the world of dentistry, myths and misconceptions are as common as cavities. Not knowing what to believe can make it all the more difficult to practice good oral health habits. With that in mind, let’s debunk some of the common myths and misconceptions to get to the truth of the matter: No Pain, No Problem One of the most... read more »

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Take Advantage of Your Dental Benefits Before They Expire

The end of the year often brings about a flurry of activities, like holidays, wrapping up work projects, and planning for the coming year. Amid all the hustle and bustle, there's one thing that's easy to overlook — your dental benefits. Many dental insurance plans operate on a calendar year basis, and as the year comes to a close, it's... read more »

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The Relationship Between Your Diet and Oral Health

Anyone who has been to the dentist has been asked about their eating habits. And that’s because your diet plays a crucial role in your oral health. The food and drinks we consume can directly impact the health of our teeth and gums. That’s why it’s essential to understand the connection between our diet and overall oral health. Here are... read more »

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Why Tooth Enamel is So Important to Oral Health

Tooth enamel might not be something you think about regularly, but it plays a vital role in the health of your teeth and your overall oral wellness. It is the hard, outer layer of your teeth that serves as a robust shield to protect them from daily wear and tear. Think of enamel as your first line of defense against... read more »

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What You Need to Know About Dental Trauma

If you’re committed to maintaining your oral health, it's crucial to understand not only the everyday essentials, such as brushing, flossing, and routine checkups, but the more unexpected issues, like dental trauma. This is a broad term that involves injury to the teeth, gums, or any part of the oral cavity. Here’s what you need to know:   What is... read more »

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The Importance of a Good Dental Bite

In dentistry, a “dental bite” refers to how your upper and lower teeth come together when you close your mouth. It’s important to have a good dental bite for quite a few reasons. A good bite is aesthetically pleasing, provide better function and comfort, and are easier to clean, which reduces your risk of cavities and gum disease. Misalignment of... read more »

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The Benefits of Taking Kids to a Pediatric Dentist

If you have kids, you know how difficult a trip to the dentist can be. It’s far from most children’s favorite activity and certainly not something that they look forward to. But it’s still important for children to establish a good relationship with their oral health. One potential solution here is to take your kids to a pediatric dentist. Here’s... read more »