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How Stress Impacts Oral Health

Our modern world is full of complex issues that often lead to a low, or high, level of constant stress for many people. Most of us are aware of the physical and emotional symptoms of stress. While our bodies are made to cope with short durations of stress, a constant level of stress will begin… Read more »

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Tips For Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Safe And Healthy

The importance of establishing good oral health habits early on in your child’s life, cannot be overstated. You can help keep your child from getting tooth decay by starting their dental care early. Ideally your child should see a dentist by the age of 1 or 2 years old. Starting preventative dental care for your… Read more »

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How Nail Biting Effects Oral Health

Nail biting may seem to be a harmless habit, but that is far from the truth. It is a habit worth dropping because much more than your manicure can suffer. It can also negatively affect your oral health. Both children and adults who bite their nails can crack, chip or wear down their front teeth… Read more »

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The Bare Bones of Gum Recession

Gum recession is the gradual process of gums that have pulled away or receded from the tooth. It can take years before the gum recession is even noticeable. Some of the noticeable symptoms of gum recession are “long teeth”. As the gums recede downward because of periodontal disease, there is a visual lengthening of the… Read more »

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What Causes Cavities and Tooth Decay? And How to Avoid it.

Tooth decay is a common problem that leads to discomfort, pain and even tooth loss. This issue is largely preventable so take heart, even if you are cavity prone. Regular care of your teeth and a healthy diet will go a long way to fending off the decay of your teeth. Causes of Cavities and… Read more »

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When Should My Child Start Going to the Dentist?

The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that your child’s first dental visit be within 6 months of the first tooth erupting, and no later than 1-2 years of age. Typically the first tooth begins to erupt around 6 months of age. What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental… Read more »

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What Are My Options to Repair a Cracked or Broken Tooth?

Treatment of a broken tooth will depend on how badly it has been damaged. If only a small piece of the enamel has broken off, it can usually be repaired using a composite filling which is a tooth colored material. A badly broken tooth may require a more lengthy and costly procedure. If a large… Read more »

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Causes of Tooth Sensitivity (Hot and Cold)

If ice cream or a sip of hot coffee causes you pain in your teeth, you may have sensitive teeth.  This is a common condition and affects around 45 million Americans. Luckily it is treatable. What is tooth sensitivity? Beneath the enamel on your teeth is another material called dentin. Dentin contains microscopic tubes. When… Read more »

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How Medications Can Affect Your Oral Health

Many medications, including over the counter drugs, vitamins and minerals, can have a negative effect on your oral health. Thus it is important that the dentist, as well as your medical doctor, have your complete medical history including all the medications you take, both prescribed and over the counter drugs. All drugs, whether taken by… Read more »