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Common Symptoms of Dental Problems

All of us experience unusual physical symptoms from time to time, and that includes issues involving our teeth and gums. While it’s true that you should avoid calling the dentist every time you experience a slight bit of discomfort or sensitivity, you also should not hesitate to contact your dentist if you believe you have …

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Tooth Extraction: At-Home Follow-Up Care

If you’re scheduled to have a tooth pulled, it’s perfectly normal to be a little anxious about it. Fortunately, modern dental technology means that virtually any dental procedure – including tooth extraction – can be performed with little or no discomfort for the patient. Here’s more good news about having a tooth pulled: you can …

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Natural Ways to Improve Gum Health

When it comes to gum health, there is no substitute for regular trips to the dentist for oral exams and professional cleanings. No matter how diligent you might be with your own oral hygiene routine at home, you may still be in the early stages of gum disease and not even realize it. That’s why …

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Oral Health Tips for Summertime Drinks

On a hot, sunny day, there’s nothing more refreshing than a tasty cold drink. And it’s especially important to stay hydrated as the weather heats up. But remember that not all beverages are healthy choices. Here are a few oral health tips to help you enjoy your favorite summertime beverages and keep your teeth and …

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Can Good Oral Health Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

It is becoming increasingly obvious that good oral health is an integral part of good overall health. Studies conducted over the past several years have shown a connection between gum health and a variety of serious conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. But an even more surprising discovery is that avoiding gum disease, in …

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How Spring Allergies Affect Oral Health

Spring is here! And while it’s true that this is a beautiful time of year to get outside and enjoy the nice weather, if you suffer from allergies the spring months can be some of the hardest with regard to your allergy symptoms. Unfortunately, allergies not only cause issues like nasal congestion, headaches, and sore …

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Tooth-Healthy Easter Basket Options

If you’re a parent, you are probably already planning an Easter basket for your little one. Kids love waking up on Easter morning to find a basket full of treats left behind by the Easter Bunny. And if you’re like many parents, you enjoy assembling the basket almost as much as your child enjoys finding …

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Celebrate April: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

There are so many reasons to celebrate April this year, like the return of spring and Easter, to name just two. But there’s another excellent reason to celebrate April: it happens to be oral cancer awareness month. If you’re wondering why this is something to celebrate, we can provide you with one very good reason. …

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Gum Disease Symptoms

The good news about gum disease is that in most cases, it’s entirely preventable. The bad news is that an alarmingly high percentage of people don’t take the steps necessary to keep from developing it. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that half of Americans over the age of 30 …

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The Consequences of Living with Missing Teeth

Losing a tooth – whether due to an injury accident or having a tooth extracted – is very common among adults around the world. This is particularly true for older adults, who are more prone to losing teeth as they age. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 69 percent of …

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