Common Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency can happen at any time to anyone for a variety of different reasons. It's important to stay calm and get to a dentist as soon as possible. Here are some tips to handle some of the most common dental emergencies. Missing Tooth Knocking a tooth out is...

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The Importance of Wearing A Mouth Guard

When playing sports or participating in any physical activity, it is important to do everything possible to protect yourself from injury. While helmets and protective gear are important, it is also important to protect your mouth and teeth while playing sports by...

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Reasons Not To Fear The Dentist

Many people experience anxiety about going to the dentist. They may be afraid of painful procedures or are afraid they haven't been taking proper care of their teeth. The truth is, going to the dentist does not have to be a scary event, it can actually be something to...

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The Connection Between Oral Health and Heart Health

There are many uncommonly known links between oral health and heart health. Taking care of your smile is essential not only for the health of your teeth but the health of your body as well. The most common way poor oral health can lead to poor heart health is through...

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American Dental Association’s Dental Standards

In an attempt to protect consumers and provide healthy competition, the American Dental Association has its own regulatory framework. The guidelines are meant to safeguard the interests of customers and ensure a level ground for different service and product...

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Importance of Dental Sealants for Your Child

The constant friction between your child’s teeth exposes them to wear, tear, injury, and bacterial infection. Accumulation of food particles on tooth surfaces welcomes bacteria which can cause decay. However, many people have known the secret of dental sealants which...

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How Thumbsucking Can Impact A Child’s Teeth

Did you know that thumbsucking can start as early as before a child is born? It is a normal part of the growing process unless it persists beyond the age of 2-3 years. Beyond this age, the habit could negatively impact the healthy development of your child’s teeth,...

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Causes and Treatment of Sensitive Teeth

Maybe you prefer a hot cup of coffee to start your day or a cold glass of lemonade on a warm day. However, a sensitive tooth could impact your enjoyment of such beverages or food. According to The ADA, sensitivity is caused by exposure of the dentin of the tooth....

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What Causes Bad Breath

You could be asking what causes bad breath in your mouth. Regular mints and mouthwash may not be enough to get rid of the odor. The best approach is to know the cause before treating the symptoms. Bad breath is not only embarrassing but also makes you uncomfortable as...

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Why The ADA Recommends Dental Implants

A missing tooth can make you self-conscious and uncomfortable as you open your mouth. A feigned smile with your mouth closed not to reveal what your lips conceal will only make people suspicious. You could have lost your tooth from an accident or disease. Advancements...

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Different Types of Flossing Tools

Proper flossing plays a vital part in having a clean mouth. It helps to remove food substances and plaque in areas that your toothbrush cannot easily reach. These places range from in-between your teeth to under the gum line. To receive the most benefits, here are a...

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At Home Cleaning Vs. Professional Cleaning

You have no option but to clean your teeth if you want them to be healthy and functional. Dental cleaning essentially removes plaque from the teeth surface and prevents cavities among other serious oral problems. So what are some of the differences between home dental...

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Foods and Drinks Great for Oral Health

Oral health is essential. It is necessary to maintain healthy teeth for an effective breakdown of food. According to American Dental Association, the following is a list of foods that are healthy for your teeth:     Dairy Products Most people are lovers of yogurt and...

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Sugar Free Gum Helps Protect Teeth

As consumers, we tend to think of chewing gum as candy which should be avoided to achieve optimal oral health. While that is true for gum made with sugar, the American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes sugar free chewing gum that has scientifically proven its...

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The Effects of Stress on Your Mouth

We all know stress is bad for our health. It is known to be a contributing factor in heart disease, obesity, headaches, anxiety, gastrointestinal problems, and more. When you’re stressed out, it affects every part of your body. This includes your mouth. While it’s not...

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The Risks of Natural Teeth Whiteners

The world of dental whiteners can be confusing. There’s a large selection and wide price range. Because so many whitening options are expensive, patients may decide to try natural teeth whitening options that are cheaper than sitting in the dentist’s chair for a KöR...

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Importance of Regular Dental Visits

Unless there’s a health issue we’re trying to treat, it is generally recommended that you see a dentist every 6 months. While we stress preventative maintenance, many patients put off a trip to the dentist until it is too late to preemptively take care of their dental...

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Do I Need to See a Dentist for a Chipped Tooth?

It’s more likely to happen than you think. You could be biting into a hard food or sometimes something as soft as a slice of bread and the next thing you know a piece of tooth is lying on your tongue. If the chip wasn’t painful, you may decide that it’s a purely...

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Treatment for Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, dentally known as bruxism, is not something a patient is usually aware he/she is doing. While grinding can take place during the day, it is most common at night. As with snoring, many times a patient’s partner will be affected by it before the patient...

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Keeping Teeth and Braces Clean

If you have braces or are going to get them soon, you must remember that braces require special attention. Food and plaque can get stuck in your braces just like they can get stuck between teeth. When this debris is not removed from the teeth, a patient may develop...

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Maintaining Porcelain Veneers

If you decide to have porcelain veneers put on your teeth, it’s important to properly maintain them. Fortunately, maintaining your veneers is like keeping your natural teeth healthy. A patient with a set of veneers needs to practice good oral health. This means...

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How to Manage Teeth Sensitivity

Teeth become sensitive when the enamel wears away, leaving the more sensitive dentin underneath exposed, and/or their roots are exposed. Once this happens, it’s important to see Dr. Makrauer or Dr. Miller, so that they can help you determine the cause of your...

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