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What Smoking Does to Your Teeth & Gums

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. But you may not appreciate exactly what smoking does to your teeth and gums and why it’s so detrimental for your long-term health! If you’re a smoker, or know someone who is, this information can hopefully be the deciding factor to help quit! It’s not easy, […]

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The Dental Dangers of Getting Your Tongue Pierced

While they’re not too common, tongue piercings have become more popular in recent years, especially for teenagers and young adults. Like any piercing, getting your tongue pierced involves a responsibility to properly care for it to avoid the inherent risks. However, the sensitivity of your gums and teeth, along with the constant existence of bacteria […]

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Prevention Tips & Safe Treatment for Pregnancy Gingivitis

Pregnancy is an exciting time in any soon-to-be mother’s life. You want to focus on planning for the new baby, not dealing with painful dental issues. However, pregnancy can significantly increase your risk for developing gum disease known as pregnancy gingivitis. Your dental health is important to you and your new child, so it’s important […]

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What Are Digital X-Rays? Are They Safer Than Film X-Rays?

Dental x-rays are an important tool for dentists to track your oral health and identify potential issues, like the spreading of gum disease. But many patients have concerns in regards to the technology and dental radiation safety.  Questions like “is radiation from x-rays dangerous” or “what are digital x-rays?” are very common among patients. We’ll […]

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Girl Power: Important Women in Dentistry

March is Women’s History Month! Like many other professions, women had work hard to make it in  in the field of dentistry. Before the 1970s only 3.3 percent of dentists in the United States were women, according to the University of Michigan. Today, nearly half of dental students and a quarter of practicing dentists are women! Women […]

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Gum Health linked to Heart Disease

Good oral hygiene keeps your mouth healthy and your teeth sparking. But did you know that taking care of your mouth can help keep your heart healthy, too? Gum Health and Your Heart A study conducted by Columbia University and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reports that gum health is linked […]

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Reduce Tooth Decay: The Latest Study

Have you read the July issue of The Journal of The American Dental Association (JADA)? If so, you’ve heard the latest news about the effects of beverages on plaque. The study was released in July 2013, and examined how beverage choice affected dental plaque in individuals. Details: The Study The University of Illinois at Chicago’s […]

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