How to Heal Your Mouth After a Tooth Extraction

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If you have recently had a tooth extraction, make sure you are getting the care you need to heal yourself and your mouth. Not all teeth or patients are the same, so your treatment options should not be the same as well. It is important to always listen to your dentist for maximum efficiency in… Read more »

Why Plaque Removal is Important

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You’ve probably heard about plaque before–especially if you’ve ever visited a dentist–but do actually know what it is? Do you know what you can do to keep plaque at bay, stop it from forming, and the effect plaque can actually have on your smile? As you may know, plaque is a substance that can build… Read more »

Does My Tooth Enamel Grow Back?

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If you cut your hair or trim your nails, they eventually grow back (usually quicker than you would like.) But what about your tooth enamel? Once it wears away, what can be done? We want to explain why it is so important to take good care of your tooth enamel, and what can be done… Read more »

A Healthy Smile Is Good for the Heart

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A healthy smile is not just good for the teeth and gums but the rest of your body as well. In particular, the heart benefits from healthy teeth and gums as professional dental cleanings have been linked to healthier heart health. How Your Mouth Impacts the Heart Studies show that people who had professional dental… Read more »

A Toothache is a Serious Cause for Concern

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A toothache or a pain deep in your gums radiating one of your teeth should take it as a warning sign, that demands immediate attention. If the pain was caused by a blow to the face or a hard fall it might have caused a fracture in the tooth inside the gum line. In a… Read more »

How to Treat Tartar

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What is that colorless, sticky film you can feel on your teeth after you eat? Even though you can’t see it, you can definitely feel it! This is plaque which forms when the harmful bacteria in your mouth react with sugar and starches from the food you eat (and beverages you drink). Plaque creates acid… Read more »

How Drinks Can Affect Your Smile

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You probably know that some drinks are bad for your teeth, but did you know that others can actually help you fight off gum disease and tooth decay? Do you know which drinks are good for your smile and which aren’t? If not, please read on! Have you ever heard that you should drink several… Read more »

Some Facts About Dental Sealants

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What is a dental sealant? Also known as pit and fissure sealant, it is a thin plastic coating painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth–those teeth most prone to tooth decay—that hardens and bonds to the tooth to keep out bacteria and food particles. Who should get sealants? Children and teenagers with permanent… Read more »