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Sensitive Teeth: What You Should Know

Sensitive Teeth: What You Should Know

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Eating and drinking is a necessary part of the human condition. Eating ice cream, indulging in sweets, and enjoying a hot cup of coffee should be pleasurable experiences. For some, tooth sensitivity prevents the enjoyment of food and drink. There are many causes of sensitivity and different treatment options to alleviate it.

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The Connection Between Gum Disease and Overall Health

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The Connection Between Gum Disease and Overall Health

Your health and well-being is important, and you do all that you can to stay healthy. But did you know that something as simple as brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day may contribute to your overall health? As the gateway to your body, your mouth may have a lot more to do with complete health than we ever thought. Continue reading The Connection Between Gum Disease and Overall Health

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Fluoride Supplements: When Should You Use Them?

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Fluoride Supplements: When Should You Use Them?

Fluoride is an element found in the earth, water and air. By the 1940s, medical researchers found that people whose tap water had higher amounts of fluoride experienced fewer dental cavities. This resulted in cities adding fluoride to treated water and to fluoride supplementation of toothpastes, mouth rinses and dental treatments. Today, dental fluoride is used to help prevent cavities in people who have an increased risk of dental decay. Continue reading Fluoride Supplements: When Should You Use Them?

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The 411 on Dental Instruments – What They Are and What They Do

Basic Dental Instruments

When you go for regular oral checkups, you probably have noticed the various tools that your dentist has at their disposal. Dental instruments are categorized depending on the task that is being performed. The tools the dentist will use will vary based on whether they are examining you, or performing a complex procedure such as tooth filling. The following is a quick guide on basic dental instruments used during checkups and tooth filling.

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Mouth Guards: When and Why You Need One

While our teeth are typically strong and durable, sometimes certain lifestyle habits or hobbies that we enjoy can put our teeth at risk of cracking or wearing down over time. In these instances, it’s in your best interest to obtain a mouth guard. A mouth guard is a protective cover for your teeth that is made of a durable material which will keep your teeth from getting damaged.

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How To Prevent Receding Gums

Prevent Receding Gums

Keep Those Gums in Place: Tips to Prevent Receding Gums

Gum recession is a common problem among people. This particular issue seems to affect adults over 40 the most, but everyone is in danger. There are many signs of receding gums, like bleeding gums (after brushing your teeth) or swollen gums. Other people may have bad breath or start to notice a shrinking gum line. The problem could get worse if the issue is left untreated, as it can lead to total tooth loss, since the gums keep teeth in place. There are a few tips that should help prevent gum recession.

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What to Expect When Getting a Dental Sealant

What to Expect When Getting a Dental Sealant

New developments in the practice of dentistry have made it possible to preserve natural teeth for longer periods of time. Tooth sealants are chemical compounds that are applied to the surfaces of the teeth to prevent decay. These compounds can prevent the damage to permanent teeth that often occurs in vulnerable individuals. Application of a tooth sealant is a simple process that is easy and painless. Your dentist will follow a few basic steps during the dental sealant procedure.

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