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Dementia and Tooth Loss

Dementia and Tooth Loss: Is There a Connection?

Losing teeth is no fun. It can leave you feeling self-conscious and less confident in your appearance, and it can even make eating difficult. But did you know that tooth loss might also increase your risk of dementia? This blog post will explore the connection between missing teeth and dementia, as well as why replacing

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Time to Brush Up on Teeth Cleanings

Time to ‘Brush’ Up on Dental Cleanings

National Dental Hygiene Month is here, and that means it’s time to brush up on teeth cleanings! Healthy teeth and gums are important for maintaining a healthy body. Yet, many people neglect their teeth because they do not understand the importance of dental cleanings. This blog post is designed to help educate you on what

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3 Ways to straighten your teeth

3 Ways to Straighten Your Teeth

It is a well known fact that many people are unhappy with their smiles, but not everyone knows that there are three ways to straighten teeth. There is the option of getting veneers which will cover your front teeth and can be used in conjunction with braces, there is also the option of getting Invisalign

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What is an impaction

What is an Impaction?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in, and they can be quite troublesome. They have a tendency to get impacted – meaning they don’t erupt through the gums, but rather grow sideways or straight up into the jawbone. When this happens, it’s important to seek proper dental treatment right away so

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5 Reasons Why You Need a dental exams

5 Reasons You Need a Dental Checkup

According to the American Dental Association, it is recommended to visit your dentist twice a year for a dental checkup and cleaning. At first, this may seem like a lot, especially since most people only visit their doctor once a year for their annual physical. Many people also think that as long as their teeth

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do dental restorations stain

Do Dental Restorations Stain?

Many people will eventually have a dental restoration placed at some point during their lifetime. Some restorations are placed for restorative purposes, others for cosmetic purposes, and some for both. Nowadays, dental restorations are made to blend in with the surrounding teeth so that they look as natural as possible. However as time goes on,

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How Covid-19 Complications can start in the mouth s

How COVID-19 Complications Can Start in the Mouth

Ever since COVID-19 reached the United States in late 2019, researchers have been trying to learn as much as possible about this novel coronavirus, as well as the new variants. There are a number of studies that suggest the SARS-CoV-2 virus travels through the air on respiratory droplets and can be transmitted through inhalation. It

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how diabetes can affect your oral health

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Oral Health

If you have been following our blog for awhile, then you probably know that your oral and overall health are closely related, and that problems with one can cause problems with the other. Since your oral and overall health are so closely related, it is important to discuss your medical history with your dentist during

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The Oral Health Benefits of Drinking Water

The Oral Health Benefits of Drinking Water

Summer in Florida is like no other place in the world. The bright sunshine, the soft sand along the beach, and the warm summer nights; it’s paradise. However, if you are not drinking enough water, then Florida summer’s can get uncomfortable real fast. This is because the human body is approximately 60% water and even

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how long do dental implants last

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

When considering tooth replacement options, dental implants are said to be the best. However, the process of getting dental implants is also slightly longer than other tooth replacement options, which can make people hesitant to go through with the procedure. At some point during the decision making process, most people want to know just how

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Signs a Filling Needs to be Replaced

Signs a Filling Needs to be Replaced

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, American adults from ages 20-34 years have an average of 4 dental fillings. They also note that the number of dental fillings increases with age as adults from the ages of 35-49 years have an average of 7 dental fillings and adults from the ages

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is your toothbrush making you sick

Is Your Toothbrush Making You Sick?

According to the American Dental Association, you are recommended to brush your teeth twice every day. Over the course of a year, this adds up to around 730 brushings! The reason why the ADA recommends brushing so often is because plaque and bacteria regularly form on the surface of your teeth. Brushing (and flossing) removes

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The Top 5 teeth whitening mistakes

The Top 5 Teeth Whitening Mistakes

Many people wished they had whiter teeth. In fact, when the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry surveyed people on what they’d like to change about their smile, most people said they wanted whiter teeth. The American Association of Orthodontics also reported that 90% of orthodontic patients requested teeth whitening procedures after completing orthodontic treatment.  Since

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The Facts on Plaque

The Facts on Plaque

How much do you really know about plaque? Despite the fact that you’ve probably heard your dentist mention plaque numerous times, you may or may not have a firm understanding of what plaque actually is and how it affects your oral health. While most people know that plaque is bad, not as many people know

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How Swimming Can Affect Your Oral Health

How Swimming Can Affect Your Oral Health

There are many things that can affect your oral health. Even things that you wouldn’t think could affect your oral health can, in fact, have an effect. Swimming is one of these things. Swimming is a great form of exercise and is often a welcomed recreational activity when the weather heats up. While swimming is

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5Things Dental Crowns Can Fix

5 Things a Dental Crown Can Fix

Despite their name, dental crowns are not only for royalty. Nevertheless, dental crowns can make your smile look as glamorous as royalty. A dental crown is a hollow cap made to fit over the top of an existing tooth. The outside of the crown is sculpted and polished so that it resembles the natural color,

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Women How Hormones affect your oral health

Women: How Your Hormones Can Affect Your Oral Health

This week (May 9th-15th) is National Women’s Health Week, led by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). Although this week mainly focuses on conditions that affect your overall health, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, it is important to recognize that your oral health is important

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The Top tooth sensitivity solutions

The Top Tooth Sensitivity Solutions

Tooth sensitivity is an uncomfortable problem for at least 40 million Americans, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. Tooth sensitivity is the term used to describe a temporary  toothache that consistently happens every time your teeth are exposed to hot, cold, or sweet. In some cases, acidic and sticky foods can also produce the

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5 Reasons why gums bleed

5 Reasons Why Your Gums Are Bleeding

Noticing that your gums are bleeding after you brush or floss can be quite alarming, not to mention disgusting. No matter how good your teeth look, bleeding gums can very quickly take your smile from beautiful to horrific. Bleeding gums can also indicate possible issues with your oral health, brushing and flossing habits, or even

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Do Veneers Ruin your teeth3

Do Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?

Many people looking for a total smile makeover select veneers as their cosmetic treatment of choice. In fact, veneers are the second most commonly performed cosmetic procedure, just barely behind teeth whitening. Veneers are thin tooth-shaped shells that are cemented onto the front side of visible teeth. They can be fabricated from composite resin or

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Do Genetics Affect Your oral health

Do Genetics Affect Your Oral Health?

Our genes affect things like our hair color, eye color, and personality, but can they also affect our oral health? The simple answer is that, yes, our genetics can play a role in our oral health. In some cases, genes may make certain people more susceptible to certain oral health problems. In other cases, genes

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How to Avoid dental emergencies

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies

Most people wear a helmet when riding a bike, or use their seatbelt when riding in a car. These behaviors are simple precautions that we take every day to prevent or decrease the severity of potential emergencies. Just like wearing a helmet or a seatbelt, there are also certain steps you can take when it

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5 Types of dental emergencies and what to do

5 Types of Dental Emergencies and What To Do

Imagine this: you’re enjoying a meal containing one of your favorite crunchy foods when all of the sudden, it feels like your tooth is also crunching. Upon closer inspection, you realize that thing you were crunching was actually a part of your tooth that you chipped off. Do you know what to do next? If

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What You Can Learn From Teeth

What You Can Learn From Teeth

Although the primary function of teeth is to bite and chew on food to make it safe and manageable to swallow, there is much more to teeth. Not only are teeth also a tool for proper speech, but teeth can be used as a research tool as well. This is because an individual’s teeth are

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how your chewing habits can affect dental implants

How Your Chewing Habits Can Affect Dental Implants

Dental implants are considered to be the gold standard of tooth replacement options for a number of reasons. One of these reasons is because of their high success rates. On average, around 95-96% of dental implant procedures are successful. As impressive as this is, there is still a small percentage of implant procedures that unfortunately

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The Risks of DIY dentistry

The Risks of DIY Dentistry

Nowadays, we live in an era of DIYers who often offer up instructions to others on how to “do it themselves”. While this can be a great option for certain things, it can be quite detrimental for others. For example, learning how to replace a sink drain yourself can save you money, however trying to

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