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4 Things You Can Do to Avoid Damage From Gum Recession

April 8,2020

Gum recession is a serious oral condition in which the gums shrink back or “recede” from their normal position around the teeth. Because they’re the primary protection for teeth below the enamel, this can expose the teeth to infection or cause painful sensitivity. And receded gums most certainly can diminish your smile. But there are […]

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Moderate Your Child’s Juice Drinking to Lower Tooth Decay Risk

March 29,2020

Along with daily brushing and flossing, limiting your child’s sugar consumption is an important way to prevent tooth decay. We all know the usual suspects: candy, sugar-added snacks and sodas. But there’s one category you may not at first think fits the profile—juices. But even natural juices with no added sugar can raise your child’s […]

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Early Intervention can Correct Abnormal Upper Jaw and Palate Growth

March 19,2020

Poor bites, also known as “malocclusions,” can have a dramatic impact on mouth function and appearance. Moving teeth to better positions will solve most of these bite problems — but not all. A case in point is a malformed maxilla, the skeletal structure formed by the union of the upper jaw and the roof of […]

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No Matter When the New Decade Begins, Be Sure You’re Partnered With Us for Your Dental Care

January 9,2020

The 2020s are here, so throw those “new decade” parties! Well, maybe. Some of your party guests might insist the Twenties won’t begin until January 1, 2021. For some reason, feelings can run hot on both sides of this “debate,” enough to warm up everyone’s eggnog. Instead, steer the conversation to something a little less […]

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3 Ways Your Dental Hygienist Improves Your Oral Health

December 30,2019

You may think an office cleaning is mainly cosmetic — giving your teeth that polished look and you that pleasant, “squeaky clean” feeling. But your dental hygienist is doing more than making your teeth look great during your cleaning session — they’re also providing a valuable service keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Here, then, […]

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What You Should Do to Protect an Older Loved One’s Dental Health

December 20,2019

If you’re the principal caregiver for an older person, you may have already faced age-related health challenges with them. Good preventive care, however, can ease the impact of health problems. This is especially true for their teeth and gums: with your support you’re loved one can have fewer dental problems and enjoy better health overall. […]

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These 4 Habits Could Help You Avoid Gum Disease

December 10,2019

Here’s the bad news about periodontal (gum) disease: It’s a leading cause for tooth loss. Even worse: Half of adults over 30 will have some form of it during their lifetime. But here’s the good news: If caught early, we can often treat and stop gum disease before it can do substantial harm to your […]

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Orthodontics Could be the Smile Transformer You’ve Been Looking For

November 30,2019

When designing your new smile, we have a lot of options for changing how individual teeth look: from whitening discolored teeth to replacing missing teeth with life-like dental implants. But the problem may not be how your teeth look — in fact, individually they may look perfect. If they’re not straight, though, your smile won’t […]

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Having Diabetes Could Increase Your Risk of Gum Disease

November 20,2019

Currently, one-third of Americans are either diabetic or have prediabetic symptoms. Caused by an imbalance in blood sugar levels, diabetes can complicate and increase the risk for other inflammatory conditions like heart disease and that includes another disease typified by inflammation: periodontal (gum) disease. Each November, dentists join other healthcare professionals in commemorating American Diabetes Month. […]

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Eating the Right Carbs Helps Keep Your Gums Healthy

November 10,2019

As with most Western countries, we in the U.S. love our carbs. While fats and proteins make an appearance in our diets, many of us go full-tilt on sugars, starches and fibers. Regardless of what some diet gurus say, we do need these organic compounds to generate energy for our cells. But carbs can also […]

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