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The Importance of Gum Health Although you may be unaware of it, September is Gum Care Awareness Month. Many people don’t realize the correlation between healthy gums and overall health, but the two are inextricably linked. Unhealthy gums lead to periodontal disease that can adversely impact your mouth as well as your entire body. Periodontal disease starts as gingivitis and…Continue reading
If you want to look and feel younger, then make sure you have great oral hygiene because that’s linked to longevity and good physical health. Although most people don’t connect the two, research has shown a direct correlation between good dental health and good physical health. Conversely, those who have poor oral health have a significantly higher incidence of serious…Continue reading
Root canal therapy is one of the most misunderstood dental procedures, and there are lots of misconceptions associated with this treatment. Many people feel uncomfortable when they hear that they need a root canal, mostly because they think it’s going to cause a lot of pain. However, thanks to modern dentistry, dentists have several methods available to prevent pain. Your…Continue reading
If you asked everyone you knew how they would like to spend an afternoon, most likely no one would answer by saying they want to get a tooth pulled. Nevertheless, a tooth extraction is sometimes necessary for your dental health. A dentist won’t suggest an extraction unless there is no other way to save the tooth. There are exceptions, such…Continue reading
If you have sensitive teeth, it can take away your enjoyment of many of your favorite foods and drinks. Drinking a cup of coffee in the morning, sipping on iced tea, or eating an orange can cause immediate pain. Sometimes even breathing in cold air or simply brushing or flossing your teeth can cause tooth pain and sensitivity. The pain…Continue reading
You always hear that you have to brush your teeth twice a day to prevent cavities, but do you know why? Cavities occur from a buildup of plaque on your teeth. Plaque is that slimy, fuzzy substance that we all get on our teeth after eating or drinking. There are different types of bacteria in plaque that take sugars and…Continue reading