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Both Tooth Decay or Gum Disease Could Become Something Far Worse

While mouth pain can certainly get your attention, what exactly hurts may be difficult to identify. It might seem to emanate from a single tooth, or a group of Read More

Brush or Floss First? Here's What You Need to Know to Decide

If you like conundrums like "Which came first? The chicken or the egg?", then you may enjoy this one: "Which should you do first, brush or floss?" Both of these Read More

Can an App Help You Brush Your Teeth?

If you’re the kind of person who can’t do without a smart phone, you’ve probably heard the expression “There’s an app for that!” These nifty little programs let you Read More

Certain Factors May Raise Your Risk and the Intensity of Gum Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is mainly caused by bacterial plaque built up on tooth surfaces due to ineffective oral hygiene. For most cases, treatment that includes plaque and calculus (tartar Read More

Chronic Dry Mouth Is More Serious Than an Unpleasant Feeling

It's normal to have occasional mouth dryness—that "cotton mouth" feeling when you first wake up or after eating a spicy meal. It soon dissipates, though, leaving you no worse Read More

Cracked Mouth Corners: How to Resolve This Irritating Problem

In addition to the usual tooth and gum problems, dentists also see patients with soft tissue infections in and around the mouth. One of the more common of these Read More

Dental Implants Could Help You Avoid This Long-Term Effect of Losing Teeth

What happens when you lose a tooth? In the short-run, it can certainly undermine your appearance and ability to efficiently chew and digest food. But a chain of events Read More

Dental Treatment Depends on What's Really Causing Your Tooth Pain

Not all toothaches are alike: Some are sharp and last only a second or two; others throb continuously. You might feel the pain in one tooth, or it could Read More

Don't Throw Away Your Used Toothbrush - Repurpose It!

From a dentist's perspective, toothbrushes have a limited lifespan: Bristles can fray after months of use, rendering them less effective in removing harmful dental plaque. The American Dental Association Read More

Evidence Mounting That Vaping is Hazardous to Your Oral Health

It wasn't too many years ago that e-cigarettes were promoted as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. “Vaping” was in and “smoking” was out. But vaping's recent link with certain Read More

Extracting Wisdom Teeth Now May Prevent Dental Problems Later

The reason for extracting a tooth may be all too obvious — the tooth is too decayed or damaged to attempt saving. The reason for extracting a wisdom tooth, Read More

Facial Nerve Pain Can be Controlled

Every year 150,000 people, mostly women over age 50, find out they have a painful condition called trigeminal neuralgia. For many it begins as an occasional twinge along the Read More

Flexible RPDs - a Sound, Temporary Way To Replace Missing Teeth

The timing around losing a tooth may not always sync with your financial ability. It's not unusual for people to postpone getting a dental implant—by far the best option Read More

Floss First or Brush First? You Be the Judge

Brushing and flossing are two of the best things you can do to fight dental disease and maintain healthy teeth and gums. Or is it flossing and brushing? What we Read More

Focus on These 4 Oral Health Areas While Caring for an Older Family Member

Millions of people are currently caring for an elderly family member. If that describes your family, then you know how overwhelming that responsibility can be at times. A part of Read More

Having Trouble Flossing? Try Using an Oral Irrigator

Though you don't like to admit it, you don't floss very often. Oh sure, you know it's important to remove the film of bacteria and food particles called plaque Read More

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