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Facts About Oral Cancer

As we celebrate National Gum Care Month, we hope to highlight some gum conditions.  Disorders such as periodontal disease are important and deserve attention.  But others, like oral cancer, need awareness as well.  The most common symptom is a sore in the mouth, gums, or lips that does not heal.  Most of the injuries that occur to the…

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Dental Emergencies and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time for lots of change.  Between doctors appointments and preparing for your new arrival, it can be easy to overlook dental health.  Understanding the changes that occur with oral health during pregnancy is important not only for the mother but the unborn child as well. Some may wonder if it is safe…

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Warning Signs In Your Mouth

Wouldn’t it be nice if your mouth had a digital display like your car to tell you when there is a problem?  Luckily, our mouth does send warning signs of emergencies but we just don’t recognize them. Open up and say, “Ahhh…” We are going to give you a tour of your mouth to help…

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Concerned About Bad Breath?

You may not know it, but your breath says more about you than where you ate for lunch!  Bad breath, or halitosis, can be a sign that you need to see the dentist rather than popping another mint into your mouth. What Causes Bad Breath? And no, it isn’t garlic! Your mouth is home to…

Questions Regarding Dental Emergencies

When you experience a dental emergency, sometimes you don’t know if you need to go to the dentist or not.  Here  are some questions that can help point you in the direction you need to go and help you decide if you need to call the dentist.  Plus, knowing the questions ahead of time helps…

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Problems Your Dentist Wants You To Know

Most of the time when you go to the dentist, it is for specific problems, like a toothache.  There isn’t a lot of time to sit around and talk.  While the dentist helps you remedy your current distress, there are other things he or she wishes you knew about teeth. Misconceptions about oral health are as…

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Periodontal Evaluation: What is it & Do You Need One?

Getting your teeth cleaned and examined may seem like a routine procedure at this point. However, do you ever wonder exactly what your dentist is looking for? Aside from the normal cavities and plaque build-up, what makes a healthy mouth? Are there certain standards that they check for? The answer is yes. One of the…

What is a Debridement? Can’t I Just Have my Teeth Cleaned?

You go to your regular dentist for a simple cleaning and are told you need a debridement instead. Is this a dental emergency? What have you been doing that lead to this? Most importantly, if your cleanings were covered, will insurance pay for this dental procedure? Brush up on the differences between a cleaning and…

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Types of Gum Issues to be Aware Of

Dental health doesn’t stop at your teeth, your gums are just as important, if not more so since your teeth are also reliant on their condition. In order to keep your gums in tip-top shape, brushing and flossing are essential. But, what if that isn’t enough? Or, what if creating these habits are too little,…