ORAL HEALTH BLOG

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What is Tooth Sensitivity?

If you’ve ever cringed at the thought of drinking hot coffee, or taking a big bite of freezing cold ice cream, you’re not alone. Believe it or not, more than 40 million adult Americans report feeling tooth pain when eating very hot or cold foods. This pain is known by...

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Why Flossing Really is Important

Why Flossing Really is Important

“And have you been flossing regularly?” is perhaps one of the most dreaded questions of every dental check-up, yet it always comes up. Why do we even have to floss, what’s the point, and what does “regularly” mean anyway? Flossing is time consuming, it can make your...

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Could I Have a Cavity?

Could I Have a Cavity?

You may have thought that since your adult teeth grew in, you’re free of common “kid” problems like cavities. Unfortunately, this is just a myth. The fact is that anyone is susceptible to cavities, at any age. Also known as dental caries, cavities form when the...

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What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis. Everyone sees the posters at their dentist office, but does anyone know what is really is or how to combat the signs of it? Gingivitis is just another word for inflammation of the gums, which are known as gingiva. It usually happens due to films of...

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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Any exposure to radiation can be very harmful. Unfortunately, there are many sources all around us that emit radiation including the sun, appliances in our homes, and even minerals found in the ground. The main concern with radiation exposure is that it can damage the...

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Tips for Keeping Your Teeth White

Tips for Keeping Your Teeth White

With the dropping temperature and falling snow it’s easy to get out of your normal routine. But keeping your teeth clean and healthy is one routine that shouldn’t be skipped! This winter is a great time to freshen up and whiten your teeth once and for all. Here are a...

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How to Prevent Bad Breath

How to Prevent Bad Breath

It can ruin a day in no time at all and stick around even after you’ve tried everything to get rid of it. Bad breath, also referred to as halitosis, is a common symptom that many people suffer from and can be caused by a number of things including cavities, certain...

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