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Root Canal Myths: Debunked

Just the words “root canal” can be enough to make someone cringe. They’re not a favorite when it comes to dental procedures! But the reality is that much of the fear surrounding this procedure is based on history that simply aren’t true anymore – or never were true! Root canal myths can be a source […]

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The Oral Health Benefits of Fluoride for Teeth

Do you have frequent issues with cavities? If so, your dentist may have recommended a fluoride rinse or to switch to toothpaste with fluoride in it. Dentists often promote fluoride for teeth and general oral health as it offers major benefits in the never-ending fight against bacteria. Read on to learn more about fluoride and […]

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Why Do My Gums Bleed? Common Causes Behind Bleeding Gum Issues

One common question we hear from patients all the time is “why do my gums bleed?” Fortunately, it’s usually not difficult to discern the base cause of bleeding gums. However, there are plenty of factors that can exacerbate the source of your bleeding gums or make you vulnerable to bacteria. Why Your Gums Are Bleeding […]

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Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Tooth Decay Like Sugar Does?

It’s a well-known fact that sugar promotes tooth decay. But when it comes to oral health, can you have your cake and eat it too? In the quest for healthy teeth, sugar substitutes have been touted as the answer. But do artificial sweeteners cause tooth decay? What Makes Sugar Cause Tooth Decay? Let’s look at […]

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Does Oil Pulling Work to Keep Your Teeth Clean?

Dental health is an important part of daily life – and has been for centuries. Over the years, people have looked towards many techniques to help remove bacteria from their mouth to keep their teeth healthy for decades. One particular method, developed in ancient India, is knowing as oil pulling. But does oil pulling work […]

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How to Reduce Sugar Intake to Improve Your Oral Health

Everyone wants a healthy set of teeth. From a beautiful smile to pain-free eating, avoiding cavities is something everyone can agree is a great health goal. But the standard Western diet doesn’t do much for preventing cavities – and it often hinges on the excessive amount of sugar in our everyday foods or drinks. If […]

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Tips for Protecting Tooth Enamel – Your Most Important Ally Against Cavities

Do you know why your teeth are so resilient? It’s largely thanks to the layer of tooth enamel that covers the surface! While it has a reputation for being tough, tooth enamel is something you need to take care of to ensure it lasts throughout your lifetime! Protecting tooth enamel isn’t challenging, but it does […]

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Healthy Baby Teeth Are Part of a Long, Healthy Life

Around six months, your child’s first teeth will begin to erupt. For the next few years, these primary teeth will continue to grow in and eventually be lost as they near their teens. Even though primary teeth aren’t permanent, they’re very important! Having healthy baby teeth is an important part of growth for any child – with effects […]

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Clean Teeth for a Healthy Life: The Importance of Dental Hygiene

A healthy mouth doesn’t happen on its own. You need to take direct care of your teeth and gums to keep them cavity-free and reduce your chances of gum disease. There are a lot of reasons you should appreciate the importance of dental hygiene – especially because it plays a bigger role than you may think!  Read on to discover the key […]

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Don’t Ignore Cavities in Baby Teeth!

According to research, around 42 percent of children will have at least one cavity from the ages of 2 to 11. Over half of children between 6 and 11 will have them! As a parent, it’s important to know what cavities in baby teeth mean for you and your child.  Read on to learn more about cavities in […]

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