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Your Dentist Explains the Top 10 Reasons for a Toothache

July 25, 2019

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Nothing ruins your day quite like a toothache. It makes it hard to focus on doing just about anything else because it hurts so badly. You just want to know why it even happens in the first place. A dentist is here to talk about the top 10 reasons behind your tooth pain.

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6 Reasons You Should Visit Your Dentist Every 6 Months

July 9, 2019

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We all know how to take care of our bodies: eat right, exercise, and visit our doctors regularly. But a lot of us skip out on one aspect of our health: seeing the dentist twice a year. We might not look forward to it, but it’s important for keeping a healthy mouth and body. Let’s talk about 6 reasons you should visit your dentist every 6 months.

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Your Dentist Warns Against These 5 Harmful Oral Habits

June 20, 2019

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According to a survey published by Delta Dental, more than 30% of Americans aren’t brushing their teeth enough. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only harmful dental practice that plagues the country. While you may be used to sipping on sodas or chewing on ice, you should drop these habits for the sake of your teeth. In this post, your dentist lists some of the most damaging oral health habits.

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Your Dentist Recommends These Oral Health Habits

June 8, 2019

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Whether you’re looking to pick up some healthier dental habits or already consider yourself an oral hygiene pro, it’s important to be mindful of your daily routine. It’s easy to miss a few crucial steps, like brushing your tongue just as much as you brush your teeth. In this post, your dentist will outline some important oral hygiene habits to keep your smile happy and healthy.

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Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Your Heart?

May 17, 2019

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Since you were young, you’ve likely been repeatedly told that brushing and flossing are absolutely essential for a healthy mouth. This lesson may be more important than you think; not only is gum disease extremely harmful for your mouth, but some research shows that it might have a connection to serious cardiovascular problems. Here’s how an infection in your mouth may affect your heart.

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A Dentist Explains Whether It’s Possible to Treat Sensitive Teeth

May 16, 2019

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Do you pass up certain food or drinks because you know they’ll hurt your teeth? Do you wince when you brush or floss? Does breathing in cold air send a sharp pain through your mouth? If you said yes to any of these things, you probably have sensitive teeth. Is this condition treatable? A dentist discusses the causes of and solutions to sensitive teeth.

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How a Visit to Your Local Dentist Could Possibly Save Your Life!

April 17, 2019

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You’ve been hearing all your life that it’s important to visit your dentist for preventive care, but sometimes it seems like a formality that maybe you could avoid. New data on the growing problem of oral cancer suggests otherwise, though. Read on to learn why it’s so important to visit your dentist every six months, and discover how these appointments could possibly save your life!

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5 Maintenance Tips to Make Your Dental Implants Last Longer!

April 3, 2019

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Living without a full set of teeth is not your idea of a pleasant existence, so you’re considering having dental implants placed. If you take this route, though, you want to ensure you have the best chances for a successful and long-lasting outcome. Read on to get 5 simple maintenance tips that will help in your quest for longevity!

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Your Dentist on the 5 Steps of Flossing

March 25, 2019

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Sometimes when you floss, do you notice that your gums start to bleed or hurt? Flossing seems like a simple daily task, but if you do it wrong, it can be bad for your gum health. You know you should floss every day, but you may not be sure of the proper way to do it. In this post, your dentist provides you with a step-by-step guide on how to floss.

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Your Dentist Discusses Foods That Will Keep Your Gums Healthy

March 5, 2019

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If there was an easy way to make your gums as healthy as possible, why wouldn’t you do it? Gums are the foundation of your mouth and help protect bones and fight off bacteria. Everything that you eat encounters your gums, so it makes sense that by improving your diet, they’ll be in even better shape. Luckily, your dentist recommends some common foods you can find to help with your gum health.

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