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Avoid Treating Your Teeth Like Tools

The next time you’re tempted to rip a piece of tape with your teeth, or use your pearly whites to pry the lid off a bottle, think about the possible consequences of your actions. The more you use your teeth as tools for opening various objects, the greater the risk of causing permanent damage. In […]

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The Benefits of a Custom Mouthguard

Protect your athlete’s winning smile with a custom made mouthguard. If your child plays a contact sport, common mouthguards cannot provide total protection from teeth and mouth injuries. The most commonly used mouthguards are those that are bought from local sporting goods stores. Although these mouthguards may provide short-term protection, they usually wear down and […]

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Recovering from Oral Surgery

As with any surgery, it is critical that you follow your dentist’s post-procedural instructions after undergoing periodontal surgery. After surgery, it is normal for the affected area to be tender and for you to experience bleeding, pain, and swelling in the mouth and jaw area. In order to promote the healing process, here are some […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Toothbrush Care

Maintaining your toothbrush is essential for a healthy and beautiful smile. An old, frayed toothbrush doesn’t clean your teeth effectively. If stored improperly, your toothbrush can be exposed to an array of harmful bacteria. With the proper maintenance and frequent changing of your toothbrush, your mouth will remain bacteria free. Caring For Your Toothbrush Do: […]

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Are You Stressed? Your Dentist Can Tell.

You know that too much stress can lead to a decline in your overall health, but severe stress can also cause problems in your teeth, jaw, mouth, and gums. Many dentists can detect signs of stress during a routine examination because of the following symptoms a patient presents: Canker Sores Canker sores are small spots […]

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How to Avoid the “Scary” Aftermath of Your Children’s Tooth Health This Halloween

While the Halloween festivities may be over, now the challenges begin with the worries about what all that sugar and candy may be doing to your children’s dental health. Since it can be difficult to keep your teeth clean from the endless bags of candy and trick-or-treating. Halloween certainly presents parents with a variety of […]

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