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Top Myths and Facts About Oral Health

October 30, 2014
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Old wives tales, magazines, TV commercials, it seems everywhere you turn there is a new tip or trick for maintaining oral health. To follow are 15 of the most common myths and facts about oral health to help make sure that you are taking the best care of your beautiful smile. Myths Sugar is the...  read more

Gum Disease Affects More than Oral Health

September 18, 2012
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Gum disease – we’ve all heard the term before, but not everyone knows how serious a condition it can be. And, while we typically associate the condition with its effects on teeth and gums, it’s important to understand that gum disease is a progressive condition with far-reaching health implications as well. Here’s a brief introduction....  read more

Back to School? Back to Work? First, Schedule Your Comprehensive Dental Exam!

September 7, 2012
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Sad as it is, summer is winding to a close.  Soon, the kids will be heading back to school and many folks will be returning to the office full-time.  So, before this busy time of year hits, take a moment to schedule a comprehensive dental exam for you and your children today. So, why are...  read more

One More Reason to Brush… Your Brain May Thank You!

August 30, 2012
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We all know that poor oral hygiene can have serious effects on our smile, but did you ever think it could have serious affects on your health?  Today, USA Today is reporting on an interesting new study that shows a potential link between poor oral hygiene and dementia. “Elderly women who don't brush daily and...  read more

Prevention is Always Better than Treatment

June 26, 2012
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Think small cavities are no big deal?  Think again!  While a cavity might be minor and painless, it’s important to remember that tooth decay is a progressive condition.  What can start as “no big deal,” can develop into a veritable dental nightmare.  And, far too many patients let that happen. When you ignore tooth decay,...  read more

Gingivitis: Warning Signs and What It Could Mean for Your Smile

June 6, 2012
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By now, everyone has surely heard of “gingivitis” before.  But, do you know how serious a condition it can actually be?  Do you know the warning signs to watch out for? Gingivitis is a form of periodontal or “gum” disease.  It is caused by a buildup of bacteria between the teeth and gums that leads...  read more

Tips for Reducing Dental Phobia

April 16, 2012
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Leading health website, WebMD, posted an interesting article on one of the most common fears in the US: going to the dentist.  In fact, according to the article, “Between 9% and 20% of Americans state they avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear.”  In the spirit of quelling those fears, the website...  read more

Dental Phobia More Common than You Think

March 12, 2012
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We all know that going to the dentist can be a daunting task for some people, but just how many folks are living with dental phobia?  Researchers at Sydney University wanted to find that out.  International news agency, Sky News, reports today on their surprising findings. Special needs dentist, Dr. Avanti Karve, led a team...  read more

Teeth Grinding: More Serious than You Think

January 30, 2012
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Teeth grinding is a common but serious condition.  Also known as bruxism, this condition is further characterized by clenching of the jaw and teeth gnashing.  One New York Times contributor reflected on his battle with teeth grinding in his sleep.  According to the article, “During sleep bruxism, … the upper and lower teeth may come...  read more

Study Links Poor Dental Health to Pneumonia

January 9, 2012
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British newspaper, The Telegraph, is reporting on a recent study from Yale University, which shows a link between poor oral hygiene and pneumonia.  As you may know, pneumonia is a serious lung infection, characterized by symptoms such as cough, fever and shortness of breath.  It has been suggested that up to 60,000 pneumonia cases result...  read more

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