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Why You Suffer from Sensitive Teeth

Do you feel a sudden sharp pain when you eat or drink something hot, cold, sweet, or sour? If so, you’re not alone. Tooth sensitivity is a common issue that affects many people. It can be caused by a variety of factors, from brushing too hard to gum disease. In this blog, we’ll take a […]

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Top 5 Reasons To Go to the Dentist Regularly

Did you know that the average person should visit the dentist every six months for a professional check-up and cleaning? At Walbridge Dental, we want each and every one of our patients to have a healthy, beautiful smile, and the best way to achieve this is by practicing excellent oral hygiene. However, even if you […]

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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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Dentists: Your Defense Against Oral Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, around 54,000 cases of oral cavity were diagnosed in 2022. About 11,000 deaths were also attributed to oral cancers in this same timeframe. That’s around 25% of new cases! Unfortunately, awareness about oral cancers, their risks, and the causes for them isn’t as high as many dentists would like. […]

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How Dental Scaling & Root Planing Cleans Your Teeth & Improves Oral Health

When you visit the dentist for a hygiene visit, you might have been surprised by how many different techniques the hygienist used to clean and examine your teeth. In many cases, they may have used a special tool that looks like a hook on each end. These plaque scrapers are used for dental scaling to […]

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How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush Head?

Your toothbrush is your ally in the fight against bacteria in your mouth. But toothbrushes aren’t meant to last forever. How long can expect your toothbrush head to last? Fortunately, the answer is made pretty easy as long as you know what to look for! When considering how often you should change your toothbrush head […]

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Tooth Restoration Options for a Perfect Smile

Your adult teeth are with you for your entire life, so they experience a lot! Tooth decay and other more direct types of damage can wear them down over the years. It’s likely that you will need a little help keeping your smile in its best condition beyond just what you can do at home. […]

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Eating Right: The Best Food for Healthy Teeth & Gums

Your smile requires a lot of maintenance to preserve! But it’s more than just brushing, flossing, and going to the dentist. Did you know that certain foods actually have a positive effect on your oral health? Your diet has a number of things associated with it that play a role in maintaining healthy teeth for […]

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Common Oral Care Mistakes that Lead to Dental Health Issues

Dental health is a daily chore. But even after years of brushing and flossing, thousands still experience dental health issues due to extremely common mistakes! There’s a good chance you don’t have a dentist looking over your shoulder every day, so you could be making these mistakes too! Read on to learn about some of […]

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Tips for Soothing Your Teething Baby

When you don’t feel good, sometimes your whole personality can change. The same is true for your baby. When their teeth begin to come in, they can often become a little cranky. So, how do you know if your baby is teething? What do you do for a teething baby and how can you help […]

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