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5th of November 2019

Causes and Symptoms of Dry Mouth

Definition of Dry Mouth Dry mouth, or xerostomia, occurs when the salivary glands produce an inadequate amount of saliva to keep the mouth moist. Depending on its cause, dry mouth can either be a minor, temporary inconvenience or it could be indicative of a greater health issue. Regardless of its duration and origin, dry mouth…

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15th of October 2019

Identify Cavities Early Before They Require More Costly Dental Treatment

A cavity is decay in a tooth resulting from plaque build-up, poor dental care, or even genetics. This is a common dental problem that is easy and cost-effective to fix. Cavities are most prevalent in children, teenagers, and seniors, but can impact anyone. While the signs and symptoms may vary depending on the severity of…

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12th of September 2019

Straight Teeth with Confidence, Comfort, Convenience

Unlike a spring blouse or a winter sweater, having straight teeth is always in style. Similarly, having straight teeth increases confidence, and according to a recent study, helps people reach their goals. Fortunately, today anyone can achieve their dream smile with either traditional wired braces or Invisalign clear aligners. If you’re thinking about how straightening…

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8th of August 2019

What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Tooth loss is a very common issue among adults, especially as we age. The probability of losing at least one tooth increases over time and certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking, diet, and overall health, can contribute to the loss of teeth. If a rotten tooth is not removed immediately, it will cause additional damage,…

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8th of July 2019

Bad Breath? Learn the Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common issue, but garlic, onion and coffee aren’t the only culprits that can turn your breath sour. For most people, bad breath can be characteristic of certain lifestyle habits. Spicy foods, coffee, alcohol, garlic, tobacco, and more have all been proven to be major causes of bad breath. Despite…

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6th of June 2019

Sleep Apnea and the Dentist

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a chronic sleeping condition that causes people to stop breathing for certain periods of time during the sleep cycle. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive; this type of sleep apnea occurs when the airway leading to the lungs collapses, preventing oxygen from passing to the…

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13th of May 2019

The Importance of a Routine Dental Exam

Nowadays, we don’t really think about dental exams and cleanings as being of vital importance. However, these checkups are not only a vital key to our dental health, but to our overall health as well. Getting regular dental cleanings does more than just keep those pearly whites sparkling.  Without them, dental diseases, cancers, and other…

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1st of April 2019

Root Canal: The Art of Tooth Saving

 The infamous root canal: we’ve all heard of it and the horror stories that come along. Back 50 years ago, a root canal was a painful procedure that was avoided at all costs. Now a day, a root canal procedure is nothing like it was back 50 years ago. Advances in dental medicine have positively…

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4th of March 2019

Why Flossing is Essential to your Dental Health

Although seen by many as an optional addition to oral health, flossing is an extremely important element of dental health. Using dental floss not only helps to prevent tooth decay, but also assists in keeping our gums healthy. It cleans bacteria away from the gum line and removes plaque and food stuck between the teeth,…

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11th of February 2019

Sippy Cups Can Contribute to Decay and Deformation. Learn Why You Should Transition Kids Quickly.

When it comes to your toddler’s health and safety, dental care should not be overlooked or underestimated. Proper oral hygiene from a young age can set your child up for dental success in the future. Children should see a dentist as early as 6 months, or at the eruption of the first tooth.  But while…

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