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At times, it may seem too difficult or too time-consuming to floss your teeth. However, failing to perform this dental hygiene task can result in serious issues with tooth decay and bad breath. Brushing after every meal and flossing each night can remove the plaque and bacteria that are responsible for most cavities and the dangerous problem of gum disease.…Continue reading
Why Are Healthy Gums Important? Having a healthy smile means a lot more than keeping your teeth white. Your gums also play an essential role in your oral health. Your gum tissue serves as the foundation for your teeth. When healthy, they hold your teeth in place and prevent bacterial infections. What Is the Main Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis?…Continue reading
We all know that having good oral hygiene is essential, not only for the appearance of your teeth but also for the health of your teeth and gums. Your smile and the overall health of your mouth depend on how well you perform simple dental care habits, including brushing your teeth and flossing. Have you ever thought about whether you’re…Continue reading
One of the unanticipated side-effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been the uptick in bruxism cases that dentists across the country have encountered. Many dentists have had patients come into their practices complaining of issues like migraines, tooth sensitivity, jaw pain and tooth fractures. These dentists are finding that bruxism is the primary cause of these issues. Bruxism is a…Continue reading
Taking care of your teeth and gums doesn’t only ensure that your mouth is healthy, it also ensures that your overall health is maintained. Good oral health allows you to eat, speak, drink and smile properly. It also reduces your risk of developing conditions such as pneumonia, different types of cancers and cardiovascular disease. Knowing the basic elements of dental…Continue reading
While accidents, disease and decay can cause people to lose one or more teeth, they don’t have to live with a gap in their smile. Having only one visible missing tooth is detrimental to a person’s professional and social life. In fact, over 66 percent of adults ages 40-64 have lost at least one permanent tooth, according to the Centers…Continue reading
What Is Considered a Dental Emergency? For many oral health professionals, a true dental emergency must meet very specific criteria. An injury that affects the soft tissues of the mouth, such as a cut or laceration to the tongue, lips, or cheeks is considered an emergency. Pain that’s severe enough to impact your day-to-day activities and isn’t alleviated by taking…Continue reading