202016Dec
Why Fluoride is Your Friend

Why Fluoride is Your Friend

It seems that every few years, there’s some sort of move to frighten the public about one thing or another. We all remember the egg scare from years ago, when Americans were warned that eating eggs would raise our cholesterol and kill us prematurely. It was only after tens of millions of people adjusted their…

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142016Dec
Xerostomia and its Impact on Older Dental Patients

Xerostomia and its Impact on Older Dental Patients

As the nation’s population continues to grow grayer, dentists around the country are focusing even more attention on the oral health challenges seniors often face. The need for this increased attention is only enhanced by many seniors’ reliance on medications to treat many age-related conditions and other medical ailments like hypertension and diabetes. For many…

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62016Dec
Charcoal Teeth Whitening? Don’t Believe Everything You Read Online!

Charcoal Teeth Whitening? Don’t Believe Everything You Read Online!

Americans love white teeth. They truly do. In fact, it’s become something of a national obsession in recent decades, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. If the quest for bright, white teeth and a perfect smile helps to motivate people to stick to their recommended daily dental hygiene routines and show up for their…

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272016Nov
The Worst Habits that Can Damage Your Teeth

The Worst Habits that Can Damage Your Teeth

With the holiday season in full swing and sweet treats and all manner of culinary delights on everyone’s menus, it’s more important than ever to focus on proper dental care. Unfortunately, many of us have bad habits that can increase the risk of serious damage to our teeth and gums. To improve dental health and…

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192016Nov
Could a New Toothpaste Help in Your Battle Against Plaque?

Could a New Toothpaste Help in Your Battle Against Plaque?

We’ve reported in the past about all the various ways that your dental health can negatively impact your body, as plaque and various inflammatory conditions can cause or exacerbate conditions like heart disease. And, of course, you already know about the main weapons at your disposal for combatting these health concerns: brushing, flossing, and regular…

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282016Oct
How Technology May Make Root Canals Obsolete

How Technology May Make Root Canals Obsolete

If you’ve ever undergone a root canal procedure, then you know how painful and distressing it can be. Millions of root canals are performed each year to save teeth that have been compromised by injury, infection and other damage. Despite the benefits that this procedure can offer, the treatment remains something that most patients dread….

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242016Oct
Skipping those Dental Checkups? Why That’s a Bad Idea

Skipping those Dental Checkups? Why That’s a Bad Idea

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who skip their dental checkups on a regular basis, you probably think that you have good reasons for that decision. Maybe you’re just afraid of the dentist’s chair. That’s not uncommon, after all; by some estimates, as many as fifteen percent of all Americans suffer from dental…

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182016Oct
Dentists Frustrated by AP Report Questioning Flossing’s Value

Dentists Frustrated by AP Report Questioning Flossing’s Value

If you saw this summer’s report from the Associated Press that questioned the benefits of flossing, you might have found yourself wondering whether the world had suddenly been turned inside out. After all dentists have been recommending flossing for many decades, and even the Federal government has advised Americans to make it a part of…

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32016Oct
The Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges

The Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges

While many people who lose a tooth are upset about the aesthetic problems that loss represents, there are other issues in play as well. When your mouth is missing a tooth, you can have problems chewing properly, suffer from speech disruptions, and experience difficulties with other teeth as they subtly shift out of alignment. In…

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262016Sep
Six Foolproof Ways to Avoid Gum Disease

Six Foolproof Ways to Avoid Gum Disease

Gum disease tends to be one of those things that sneaks up on you when you least expect it. In most instances, it doesn’t come with the type of pain that would serve as a warning that something is amiss, and it progresses slowly over time in a way that often leaves you completely unaware…

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