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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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How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Oral Health

How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Oral Health

When most people think of threats to their oral health, they think about tooth decay and gum disease. While these are certainly the most common threat to your oral health, there are other medical conditions that can also affect your oral health. One such condition is sleep apnea. Although sleep apnea is primarily associated with

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Teeth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers

Teeth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers: Which is Best?

Currently, we live in a society where image is everything. Due to this heavy emphasis placed on image and physical appearance, cosmetic dental procedures have become increasingly popular. Out of all the various cosmetic procedures available, the majority of people opt for either teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. Both of these treatments provide a minimally

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Should You Be Using Mouthwash

Should You Be Using Mouthwash?

According to the U.S. Census data and Simmons National Consumer Survey (NHCS), around 60% of Americans used mouthwash in 2020. If you are part of the remaining 40% who does not use mouthwash, you may be wondering if this is something you should implement in your oral care routine. After all, the American Dental Association

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How Long Does it take for a cavity to form

How Long Does it Take for a Cavity to Form?

Your cosmetic dentist is just as concerned about your oral health as they are about the appearance of your smile. Unfortunately, cavities pose a threat to your oral health, while also affecting the way your smile looks. While you have most likely heard about cavities before, have you ever considered how long it takes a

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Things Dental X-Rays Can Find

Things Dental X-Rays Can Find

When it comes to maintaining your oral health, dental x-rays are an important part of detecting potential dental problems. Most dentists recommend their patients get dental x-rays 1-2 times per year during their semi-annual dental exams. Luckily dental x-rays are quick, painless, and safe. While some people may be worried about radiation, the amount of

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why can I see through my teeth

Why Can I See Through my Teeth?

Did you know that it is possible for teeth to become translucent? While you will not be able to partially see through your entire tooth, it is possible that you may be able to see through the edges of your teeth. When this happens, it is known as translucent teeth. As you can probably guess,

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What Tobacco Does to Your oral health

What Tobacco Does to Your Oral Health

Smoking causes 480,000 deaths per year, as well as several cases of lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and breathing problems. However, smoking cigarettes is only one form of tobacco use. Unfortunately there are various other forms such as cigars, smokeless tobacco, hookahs, electronic cigarettes (vapes), and compressed dissolvable tobacco, that can cause similar

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