Grinding and Gum Recession

Teeth grinding is a leading cause of gum recession because it causes damage to soft tissue and leads to loose teeth with areas where bacteria can form. Using night guards, getting more sleep and reducing stress are some ways to…
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Dental Care During Pregnancy

To prevent disease and infection, women should not skip their dental cleaning or oral exam while pregnant. Cavities or other emergency dental work should be completed during the second trimester and all cosmetic work should be postponed until after birth. Is…
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The Many Uses of Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are tooth colored and can be used instead of silver fillings for aesthetics. The composite material can also be bonded to teeth to protect the enamel, close spaces between teeth, and alter the shape and size of a…
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Parents: Don’t Blame Genetics

Parents may sometimes blame genetics but the reality is that you cannot blame genetics on tooth decay in kids. The primary cause for tooth decay in children is having a child’s mouth that is not optimally clean. Parents tend to…
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Soft Teeth? A Myth?

Soft teeth is a term used to describe teeth without a hard, dense enamel. Poor dental hygiene is the cause of cavities and decay, not soft teeth. Do some people really have soft teeth and how do you explain what soft…
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Common Dental Emergencies

Tooth pain never comes at a convenient time. Prevention is always key to avoid painful situations but sometimes even when patients are vigilante about their oral health, things can happen. Most emergencies we see involve a cracked or chipped tooth,…
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Dental Emergencies

Seeking dental treatment as quickly as possible after a dental emergency or accident can help save teeth and prevent further pain and complications. A tooth that gets knocked out can be saved if it is picked up by the crown,…
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The Top 5 Tips for Good Dental Health

The top 5 tips for good dental health: Brush your teeth after every meal. It is important to brush your teeth 3 times a day. Flossing is essential. Flossing keeps the teeth clean by getting the particles out from in between…
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Advice and Tips for Good Dental Health

It’s important to learn good dental habits like visiting the dentist on a regular basis, flossing and brushing your teeth after every meal at a young age to prevent dental problems later in life. Why is it so important to…
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