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Smoking and Your Oral Health

Smoking and Your Oral Health

While the current percentage of Americans who smoke cigarettes is the lowest it’s been in decades, those who continue the habit remain at risk for heart and lung disease. Additionally, while we know smoking is also bad, most don’t understand just how bad it is for our...

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Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth Sensitivity

Do you have sensitive teeth? Do you avoid ice cream because your teeth don’t love it? If your teeth become sensitive to brushing, flossing, heat, cold or certain foods, the discomfort can interfere with the enjoyment of daily activities. You may have a common problem...

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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Some of the most common questions we get at have to do with dental x-rays: Are they safe? Why do I or my kids need them? And how often should I get them? These are great questions (and we love how much you prioritize your health). The answers can get complex quickly,...

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Foods That Cause Tooth Decay

Foods That Cause Tooth Decay

When it comes to tooth decay, it’s important to know the main culprit – acid. Acid is what eats away at our enamel and causes cavities. Acid can enter our mouths in one of two ways: either directly through what we eat (citrus fruits, for example), or as a byproduct...

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Understanding the Stages of Decay

Understanding the Stages of Decay

It’s almost Halloween, which means lots of candy consumption for children and adults alike (because really, who can resist the extra treats lying around?). This time of year when we are surrounded by sugar it’s natural to think about the health of our teeth and the...

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Ten Uses for Floss (Other than Flossing!)

Ten Uses for Floss (Other than Flossing!)

Top 10 uses for dental floss (besides, of course, flossing your teeth!) 1. Slice food: Next time you pack your lunch leave your knife at home and pack your floss (and you’ll have it ready to floss after lunch is over)! Things like avocado, hard boiled eggs, block...

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How Do Band Instruments Affect Oral Health?

How Do Band Instruments Affect Oral Health?

Learning a musical instrument enhances cognition, trains focus and helps channel adolescent energy. There’s also the added benefit of a built-in social network of kids working to bring alive once again the musical works of the masters. Despite all of those good...

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Flossing 101

Flossing 101

“How often are you flossing?” has to be the most dreaded question at the dental office. Some patients use this opportunity to honestly answer that flossing is not currently part of their routine. Others may embellish the frequency at which they are flossing (we can...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Proper Brushing

The Dos and Don’ts of Proper Brushing

Mouth open or mouth closed? After lunch or after dinner? Flat or at an angle? We brush our teeth every day (hopefully more than once!), but who knew it was this complicated? Just grab a brush a get to work, right? There are actually some best practices to be mindful...

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Top 5 Reasons You Have Dry Mouth

Top 5 Reasons You Have Dry Mouth

Drinking copious amounts of water is good for one’s health. And boy, when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you do when you find yourself drinking far more than the...

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