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01 Jul Posted by in Featured | Comments

What Is a Mouthguard?

Mouthguards are effective in moving soft tissue in the oral cavity away from the teeth, preventing laceration and bruising of the lips and cheeks, especially for those who wear orthodontic appliances. …read more Source: Factoid of the Week

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01 Jul Posted by in Featured | Comments

Swimmers Risk Stained Smiles, Chipped Teeth

Athlete swimmers, who often swim laps more than six hours a week, expose their teeth to large amounts of chemically treated water which causes stains on teeth. …read more Source: Factoid of the Week

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05 Jun Posted by in Featured | Comments

What are Canker Sores?

A sudden sore, fleshy spot inside the mouth can cause alarm. If you can’t recall a specific injury, it may be a canker sore. Canker sores are small, raw, irritations that occur inside the mouth along the wall of the cheeks, the roof of the mouth, and/or tongue. These tiny sores are miniscule ulcers that […]

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01 Jun Posted by in Featured | Comments

How Does What I Eat Affect My Oral Health?

You may be able to prevent two of the most common diseases of modern civilization, tooth decay (caries) and periodontal (gum) disease, simply by improving your diet. …read more Source: Factoid of the Week

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01 Jun Posted by in Featured | Comments

Living in a Sugar Culture

Eating an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables and carefully reading nutrition content labels can curb sugar intake. …read more Source: Factoid of the Week

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01 Jun Posted by in Featured | Comments

Men: Looking for a Better Job? Start by Visiting the Dentist

More men are climbing back into the dental chair because they realize that a great smile has a lot of value in the business world. …read more Source: Factoid of the Week

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28 May Posted by in Featured | Comments

How to get your kids to take care of their teeth

 Helping your kids develop good oral hygiene habits is essential. But it can be tricky for many parents. Here are some tips: Let kids choose their own toothbrushes.  Just make sure they’re the right size and have soft bristles.  Replace them when they’re worn or splayed, and after illnesses. Find a flavor of children’s toothpaste […]

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01 May Posted by in Featured | Comments

Dental Care for a Child with a Cleft Palate

A cleft lip or cleft palate is a birth defect that occurs when a baby’s lip or mouth does not form properly during pregnancy. Approximately 1 out of 700 babies have this condition. This causes a visible separation in the skin of the top lip and, in the case of a cleft palate, a visible […]

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Stress and Your Teeth

Dentists routinely see oral symptoms of stress, including orofacial pain, cold sores and temporomandibular disorders (TMD). …read more Source: Factoid of the Week

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01 May Posted by in Featured | Comments

Dentists Are the First Line of Defense for Elder Abuse

Every year more than 2.5 million older Americans may be victims of elder abuse, and in some cases dentists serve as the first line of defense. …read more Source: Factoid of the Week

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