The Best Habits for Good Oral Health

Maintaining proper oral health by brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist regularly is important to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Eating a healthy diet, wearing a mouth guard during sports and avoiding bad habits such as chewing ice are…
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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disruption in your breathing cycle while you are sleeping and could be fatal. A dentist can help by providing an oral appliance to wear at night to help open the airway to allow for normal breathing.…
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Root Canals

Root canals are sometimes necessary but today they can be done quickly and with very little discomfort due to modern technology and advances in the dental field. What are some warning signs and some reasons that someone might need a…
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Diet and Oral Health

Your diet directly affects your oral health. Eating foods rich in calcium, iron and B vitamins will help your teeth stay strong and keep your gums healthy. Avoiding sticky, sugary foods, sports drinks and soda are all easy ways to…
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Serious Medical Conditions Linked to Oral Health

Oral health plays a role in the overall health of your body. The serious medical conditions that can be linked to oral health are: Kidney disease Diabetes Cancer During routine dental cleanings dentists will examine the entire mouth including the…
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Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)

Xerostomia is a condition also known as dry mouth and is usually caused by taking medication or smoking tobacco. Learn more about the different treatments available which include keeping yourself hydrated, using an oral rinse or taking prescription medication. What is…
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Aging and Dental Health

As people age, they face new health and lifestyle challenges that may take priority over their dental health. It is critical for senior citizens to continue to see a dentist for cleanings, to check for gum disease and to address…
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Top 3 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

The top three ways to prevent gum disease are as follows. Brush and floss at least twice a day. Brushing after meals helps remove food debris and plaque trapped between your teeth and gums. Don’t forget to include your tongue;…
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Pain Free Dentist Visits

Dr. John Vitale understands that patients may be nervous and somewhat fearful of dental procedures so he gets to know his patients and builds trust to ensure their comfort while in the dental chair. Local anesthetic, topical anesthetic, IV sedation…
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