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Identifying Gum Disease: What to Look For

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious condition that could ultimately result in the loss of teeth and injury to your gum and bone. Nobody wants to deal with tooth loss, but the unfortunate reality is that potentially millions of adults suffer from this condition and may face a worst-case scenario if they do not take action. Identifying the early signs of gum disease is imperative so that you can take action to reduce the risk.

Early Signs of Gum Disease

In its early stages, gum disease is referred to as gingivitis. This is characterized by bleeding gums, and gums that are red or swollen. It is caused by ...

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4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Smile

While professional teeth whitening is the go-to solution for a whiter and brighter smile, it isn’t the only way to improve your smile or your oral health. In some cases, oral surgery is the only option; but for most, your teeth, gums, and even the wrinkles around your mouth can be improved by following these four simple tips.

Consume Plenty of Calcium

We all know that avoiding sugars and eating lots of vegetables is good for our teeth. But did you know that some foods can actually help repair your teeth and strengthen your gums? Calcium is one of the most important vitamins for your oral health, so consuming plenty of dairy products ...

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Treat Baby’s Aching Gums with These 6 Tricks

We’ve already talked about the importance of brushing your baby’s teeth every day. But what about before they have even popped out? Use these six tricks to ease baby’s discomfort when she starts teething, and to encourage her teeth to come in the way they are supposed to.

Amber Necklace

The amber necklace is all the rage right now for teething babies, and mothers around the world swear by them. As your baby’s body heat warms up the amber, it releases succinic acid, which helps relieve the pain of teething. Just make sure to take the necklace off for naps and bedtime.

Allspice Teether

If you are the DIY type, an allspice teether might ...

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Caring for Toddlers’ Baby Teeth

We meet many parents of toddlers who are understandably excited to report their child’s first tooth. At this point, we can’t stop ourselves from reminding these parents that it’s time to instate a dental care routine. Surprisingly, many parents do not consider brushing their baby or toddler’s first few teeth. Because they are just baby teeth and the children aren’t devouring cake or cookies yet, these parents often overlook the necessity of toddler tooth care. We believe, however, that good dental health and habits start right from the beginning with that first pearly white tooth!

The Importance of Brushing Baby’s New Teeth

Did you know that well over half of all American parents ...

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Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Brushing Your Teeth

When it comes to properly brushing the teeth, many patients can use a refresher to ensure they are truly getting to the bacteria that love to linger on the teeth and in between their surfaces. By following some of our tips for successfully brushing your teeth, you can sport a healthier smile.

Mistake: You Do Not Brush Long Enough

If you are brushing your teeth for less than two minutes, you’re not brushing long enough. However, many of our busy patients think a quick brushing episode will be sufficient to clean your teeth. The truth is that some things, such as brushing your teeth and washing your hands, must take time to do ...

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Beat Bad Breath for Good

Bad breath, or halitosis as it’s known in the dental world, is an embarrassing occurrence most would like to avoid. Many of our patients report experiencing bad breath, and we have several solutions to help people beat bad breath for good. Most take less than five minutes per day and many can be accomplished at home.

Excellent oral hygiene habits are one of the keys to overcoming bad breath. However, you must go slightly beyond the typical brush-and-floss routine to truly conquer bad breath. This includes brushing your tongue as you brush your teeth. Tongues tend to gather bacteria and are an often-neglected aspect of your dental care routine. You can ...

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Benefits of Properly Flossing Your Teeth

Although you may well consider flossing to be an optional extra, the truth is the flossing your teeth comes with some significant benefits. Some could save you from a future need for cosmetic dentistry, while others might even improve your overall health.

Floss helps to protect against common dental problems

If you only brush your teeth, you leave two of the five surfaces unclean. Similarly, if you don’t know how to floss properly, then you’ll leave unnecessary food residue between your teeth, increasing the risk of gum disease and cavities. As a result, you’ll be less likely to need costly or lengthy treatments in the future. In addition, there is evidence that ...

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