How Cannabis Impacts Oral Health

​ The use of cannabis as a medical treatment has been increasing steadily for the last couple years. You or someone you know might be using it now to treat a chronic illness. However, using marijuana can cause a number of issues for your oral health. Xerostomia One of the main impacts it can have on your mouth is that it can lead to xerostomia, or ...
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How Sealants Shield Teeth From Decay

​ For anyone who wants to take extra precautions to protect their smile, sealants can provide the protection boost your enamel needs! What Is a Sealant? A sealant is a protective seal, made of plastic, that goes over your teeth to prevent them from getting cavities and other infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control, cavities are up ...
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Is Fluoride Toothpaste Safe for Toddlers?

​ Is fluoride safe for toddlers? Many parents have this and similar questions on their mind when thinking about their children's oral health. But there's no straight answer to the question about fluoride. The answer to whether fluoride toothpaste is safe for toddlers depends on several factors. ADA Recommendation The American Dental Association rec...
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How Old Is Too Old to Get Braces?

​ If you feel like you have to deal with crooked teeth, a crowded smile or, worse still, a poorly aligned bite just because you're an adult and "too old" for braces, know that you don't have to settle. It doesn't matter whether you're 7 or 70. With Invisalign clear braces, you can easily get the treatment you need to straighten your teeth and smile...
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A Brief History of Toothbrushes

​ Have you ever wondered where your toothbrush came from or what people did before toothbrushes were invented? Today we're going to look back into history and see where toothbrushes began and how far they have come! Toothbrushes have a long history that stretches back to around 3500 to 3000 BC when the Egyptians and the Babylonians would fray the e...
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Dental Health Tips for Seniors

Maintain good dental health is critical at any age, especially considering your dental health is connected to your overall health. The greatest fear for most seniors is the possibility of losing their teeth as they age. With the right dental care, this, as well as many other dental challenges, can be properly checked. Below are a few tips that will...
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Are Dental X-rays OK During Pregnancy?

​ Pregnancy is both an exciting and challenging period for moms-to-be, with the body going through a lot of changes. This means that for generations moms-to-be have been told to take special care and consideration when doing just about anything, including simple things they frequently did before pregnancy, like eating sushi, coloring their hair and...
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Don't Be a Stranger!

​ You have probably heard plenty about the importance of dental visits, but what many people don't know is exactly why these appointments are so critical to not only their oral heath, but also their overall health. Still, some people would rather wait until they have a serious dental health issue before they call their dentist. Prevention is always...
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Water, Wine and Oral Health

​ Water is and always will be the best choice when it comes to beverages, not just for your oral health, but also for your overall health and well-being. Still, there are lots of other beverages people often partake in on a daily basis, three of the most common ones being wine, soda and milk. Let's talk about the effect of wine on your oral health ...
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How to Prevent a Cavity

​ Tooth decay remains one of the most chronic childhood illnesses around the world. As it turns out, this problem may also follow individuals well into adulthood. How can you lower your risk of getting a tooth cavity as well as your risk for serious tooth decay? Let's have a look at the cause first. What Is Causing Your Cavity? There is no doubt a ...
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Choosing a New Family Dentist

​ Choosing a new family dentist is an extremely important decision that demands all the careful planning and attention you can give it. If you've just moved to a new area, it can be even more daunting as you may not know anyone yet to even ask for recommendations. Before you choose that new family dentist, here are a few questions you should try to...
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7 Surprising Reasons For Practicing Good Oral Hygiene

​ Brushing your teeth properly and regularly is essential for a healthy and happy smile. It's pretty clear there are plenty of benefits to proper oral care, but there are a lot of little-known and unexpected reasons why oral care is so important. Read on to learn more about the wide range of benefits you get from taking excellent care of your mouth...
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Baking Soda Teeth Whitening: Yea or Nay?

​ A lot has been said about the potency of baking soda as an effective teeth-whitening product. Lots of folks go all in on DIY home teeth whitening without restraints. Most of these people end up learning the bitter truth the hard way. Professional teeth whitening offers better results and is a lot safer and healthier compared to baking soda teeth ...
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5 Common Habits that Negate Proper Teeth Care

​ You probably already know that not brushing your teeth and not flossing regularly can cause dental problems. Well, that is absolutely true, but those are not the only ways you can get into trouble with your oral health. From binge eating snacks and foods that can crack your teeth to smoking, here are five other things that can damage your teeth i...
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What Does Oral Health Have to Do with Blood Pressure?

​ If it seems like you're reading more these days about different health conditions that can be traced back to oral health in some way, you are! More and more research is being conducted to support the importance of maintaining your oral health in order to properly maintain your overall health. If you suffer from high blood pressure, your gums coul...
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Sometimes Less Is More

​ When it comes to antibiotics, less is more. Countless research has been done studying the effects of antibiotics both short term and long term, and we know that the use of these medications is tremendously useful, even lifesaving at times. But we also know all good things should be used in moderation. A study done on the effects of the very popul...
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Dreaming of a White Christmas?

​ The holiday season is here, and Christmas is just around the corner. That means family photos, holiday parties, work functions and more! Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable ways to dramatically improve your smile in just one visit. Treat yourself to a professional one-hour whitening treatment this season and smile brighter and whiter th...
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November Is National Diabetes Month: What Does That Mean for Oral Health?

​ November is National Diabetes Month - did you know that around 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes? That's almost 10 percent of the population. And every year 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed. Experts estimate that as many as 8 million people are living with diabetes and are completely unaware. Diabetes affects blood sugar levels and can...
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TMJD Patients: What Not to Eat

​ If you suffer from a TMJ disorder, you know the pain that can occur on a bad day when your jaw is feeling extra sore or your head and ears are aching. It's important to understand which foods can trigger this flareup of pain and which foods are safer to eat when you want to control symptoms as much as possible. It may seem obvious, but many of us...
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Why Spit Matters

​ You probably don't spend a whole lot of time thinking about spit, or saliva. Unless, that is, you have experienced dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, or excessive saliva production. Although most people don't really notice or think about it unless something goes wrong, saliva is critical for digestion and helps maintain oral health. That's why ...
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