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Get Healthy Gums with Little to No Fuss

Healthy gums are so important for a number of reasons: 1.     They mean fresh breath 2.     They grow strong teeth 3.     They provide a sound structure in which your teeth can live 4.     They provide physical comfort 5.     They provide peace of mind 6.     And finally, they mean a better life That being said, unhealthy gums pretty much mean the opposite of what is listed above. Unhealthy gums...
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Why a Good Night’s Sleep Is So Important to Your Health

As your dentist, I’m not just concerned with the quality of your teeth, but I’m also concerned with the overall quality of your life. It is my job as your trusted healthcare professional to provide you with information regarding all aspects of your health—even that extending beyond tooth care. That being said, one of the greatest keys to overall health and happiness is simple: A good night’s...
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The One Diet That Does What It Says It’ll Do

Americans are constantly looking for a diet or a pill that will help them lose weight, improve their health, increase their energy or even all three. And while achieving any of those things takes a lot more work than simply changing your eating habits, we may have found the diet that will give you in a leg up in all of those areas… The Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean Diet incorporates all...
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How to Prevent Tooth Loss

Believe it or not, but “soft teeth” isn’t hereditary, like many people believe. Everyone is at risk for tooth loss, and it all depends on what you choose to do with that knowledge that will determine whether you get “soft teeth” or not. If you choose to ignore the risk , you can look forward to a future of dentures smiling back at you from a glass of water – a toothless, gummy smile – hours in a...
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Collaboration Between Your Dentist and Your Doctor

The oral-systemic connection is the link between your oral health and your overall health. For much of it’s acknowledged existence, it was believed that the greatest contribution of this discovery was being able to diagnose existing medical conditions by diagnosing particular oral conditions. However, while using oral health issues as tools for spotting deeper medical problems early on is still...
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Why do I Need Fluoride?

Fluoride is one of the best weapons in the battle against tooth decay, as it is one of three minerals that can successfully remineralize—or regrow—enamel (the protective layer of a tooth) when bacteria and sugars attack it. Without remineralization, your teeth would be lost to demineralization, which occurs when acids from the foods and drinks you consume eat away at your teeth. Not only can...
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Are your gums bleeding or receding?

Are your gums bleeding or swollen? Are they sore to the touch? Are they pulling away from your teeth, leaving the roots exposed and your smile looking vampire-esq? If you answered yes to any of these questions, don’t panic—but DO pick up the phone and call to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Your dentist can determine the cause of your discomfort and ascertain the proper treatment....
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My dentures are loose, what can I do?

There is nothing worse than loose dentures! Loose dentures are uncomfortable, painful and just plain embarrassing! When dentures are loose, they slip around in the mouth, cause sore spots and make an embarrassing “clacking” noise that everyone can hear. They make it difficult to eat, drink and even talk. If you suffer from loose dentures and you’re like most people, then you will probably agree...
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Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Are you missing one or more teeth? Are you worried that the teeth you have left will have to be pulled? Do you KNOW that you need to do SOMETHING, but REFUSE to get dentures? If so, you’re not alone. I see this kind of thing all the time: Patients who want and need a new set of teeth, but who can’t stand the idea of going through the same embarrassment and discomfort that their parents and...
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What do I do if I lost one or more teeth?

Losing a tooth is not only uncomfortable, but it’s embarrassing and a huge blow to the self-esteem. No matter how old one is, one is never prepared for the loss of a tooth! If you’re suffering from tooth loss, I understand your pain, but I am here to tell you that you are never beyond hope, and that there is always a solution. Aside from not replacing your tooth (which, in my mind, is never an...
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