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Is It OK to Go to the Dentist While Pregnant?

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You have a bouncing baby girl or boy on the way, but you need to go to the dentist. Many expectant mothers wonder whether it is OK to go to the dentist while pregnant. Considering all the different treatments and medications that you can use for various dental conditions – and the fact that unborn children are sensitive to almost everything a mother does – it’s a valid concern. After reading this piece, you’ll understand better whether it’s safe to go to the dentist while pregnant. We’ll cover regular dental checkups while pregnant, using medications for dental procedures while pregnant, […]

Why Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

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It hurts when you eat cold food. It hurts when you eat sweet food. It hurts when you eat hot food. You may be asking yourself, “Why Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?” This is a problem about as common as bad breath. Most people will experience tooth sensitivity in their lives for a variety of reasons. This article will explore those reasons, and some of the things you can do to soothe the pain and even work toward a pain-free mouth. If you are experiencing sore teeth, contact us today for a consultation. We will take a look at your […]

Understanding Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Our smile is everything. When it comes to first impressions, the first thing people look at is how you express yourself – your smile is in many ways the front door of your personality. That means having a great smile is crucial for anyone who considers first impressions a big part of their life. In business, love, and friendship, your smile can make or break that chance meeting that might turn into a client or other relation down the road. This is exactly why people are flocking to cosmetic dental surgery of all kinds to create that winning smile. If […]

Four Easy Ways to Get Rid of Bad Breath

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Bad breath, or halitosis, is one of those things no one wants to deal with. Not only is it embarrassing to have with other people around – it’s just downright unhealthy. Bad breath is caused by a number of factors. Bacteria in the mouth and food or plaque buildup are the main culprits. But, even more serious causes, such as gingivitis and gum disease, can have long-lasting health impacts on your mouth and the rest of your body. While you should always consult your dentist if you have chronic bad breath, there are several habits anybody can adopt that will […]

Five Ways to Naturally Whiten Your Teeth At Home

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Having a gleaming, white smile is the goal for just about everybody out there. Your smile is how we show people we care, and how we leave a positive first impression. While teeth whitening has become a science, there are many things one can do to have a cleaner smile using just behavioral modification and things you can find around the home. Below we’ve compiled several ways you can whiten your own smile at home. But, if you are looking for a whiter smile and greater oral health all around, it is always best to consult a dentist. Do you […]

What is CNO: Causes, Symptoms and Side Effects

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Oral health is a major component of overall well being. With that said, there are many factors that contribute to oral health you may not know about. While having a robust oral health regimen is crucial, you may not know that the way you breath can also impact oral health. Mouth breathing, either while you sleep or during the waking hours, can have a major impact on how your teeth develop. Chronic mouth breathing is generally caused by one issue—chronic nasal obstruction (CNO). What is CNO? CNO is a chronic condition described as an inability to deliver the proper amount […]

How to Stop Snoring: Do Stop Snoring Devices Really Work?

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Snoring is that one thing we wish we never do, and that we hope our significant other never suffers from. While often simply an annoyance, snoring is indicative of a problem with breathing through the nose, and at varying intensities can become a serious impediment to a good night’s sleep. Thankfully, modern medical knowledge has devised several solutions to snoring. Ranging from simple personal practices to implants and devices, snoring can become a thing of the past. Below are several tips and methods to stop snoring, including a couple that can be addressed by a dentist. Do you have a […]

Should You Really Brush Your Teeth?

Yes. The short answer to this question is that brushing all 32 of your teeth is an integral part of an overall health plan. After all, the lining of your mouth provides a direct route to your bloodstream, and as bacteria builds it’s also moving around your body through the bloodstream. But, the long answer is more complicated. Factors such as technique, toothbrush choice, and choosing the right professional are all important factors. But, if you ask yourself, “How often should I brush my teeth?”, it’s important to research different opinions and outlooks on dental health, just as you would […]

What Causes Dry Mouth & How to Treat It

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It is quite common to feel dryness in your mouth, maybe because you don’t have enough saliva, dehydration, and even genetic disorders. Therefore, many people wonder how to fix dry mouth symptoms, and it is a rather frequent symptom in dental clinics. Up to 30% of people have experienced dry mouth symptoms, most of these symptoms are not as bad as to affect their quality of life, but in certain situations it can be accounted as a sign for yet other conditions that may need care and attention. Therefore, in this article we will cover why it happens, how it […]

Causes and Treatment of Tooth Sensitivity

For most of us, enjoying a cold ice cream on a hot day — or slurping a hot spoonful of soup in the winter — is a pleasurable experience. For others, it’s torture. Many people suffer from some degree of tooth sensitivity, but the condition is relatively easy to prevent and treat in most cases. What is tooth sensitivity? People with sensitive teeth can feel a sharp pain when their teeth come into contact with foods that are particularly hot or cold; acidic foods can also trigger this reaction. Tooth sensitivity to cold foods is the most common, and is […]

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