A Healthy Smile And A Healthy Heart

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A growing body of dental research indicates there’s a connection between heart disease and gum health. Poor gum health puts people at greater risk of developing heart conditions.  The bacteria found in the plaque on your teeth tend to break down during brushing. As it enters the bloodstream, it can also contribute to inflammation. Oral bacteria has been discovered in …

How To Protect Your Teeth From Acids

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While most of us know that sugar feeds cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth, many are surprised that sugar itself does not cause damage to the teeth. Science shows that once sugar is consumed (carbohydrates), oral bacteria process it as their own fuel and release an acidic waste byproduct after the sugar has served its purpose. This acidic waste is what …

Why would you need Corrective Jaw Surgery?

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Top 5 Cosmetic Dental Procedures

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Many of our patients want to improve certain aspects of their smile, whether it be for self-esteem, younger appearance, interviews, weddings, virtual calls or relationships.  The most common procedures we see are: 1. Cosmetic Bonding, a minimally invasive, inexpensive, and fast way to correct gapped, chipped or discolored teeth. 2. Teeth Whitening procedures can be done in the office or …

Swimmer’s Calculus, what is it?

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“SWIMMER’S CALCULUS” SOUNDS more like advanced mathematics than anything to do with teeth, but it’s actually the term for yellow or brown stains a swimmer can develop on their teeth after prolonged exposure to acidic chlorine ions in pool water. Tooth enamel is so vulnerable to acid that even mildly acidic pool water can increase the risk of stains. Tooth …

Six Reasons to Wear a Protective Dental Mouthguard

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The American Dental Association recommends wearing custom mouthguards for the following sports: acrobats, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shot putting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, and wrestling. Other experts include baseball and softball infielders on that list. They further recommend the mouthguard to be …

Chewing Gum Can Improve Your Oral Health

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  If you’re someone who enjoys chewing gum throughout the day, we have good news for you—it may help improve your oral health. In fact, The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends chewing gum as part of a healthy oral home care routine and has even put its seal of approval on certain types of sugar-free gum. The reason chewing gum …

5 Advantages of Dental Implants

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Any missing tooth can have a negative impact on your quality of life, as well as dental and oral health. When we chew, a healthy tooth strengthens the quality of bone; similar to how exercise protects against bone loss. Furthermore, when a tooth is missing, healthy teeth tend to shift position towards the gap due to bone loss, affecting how …

What are the benefits of cleaning your tongue?

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Brushing your tongue has proven to be effective in reducing the number of bacteria in the mouth.  Cleaning the tongue will help minimize the possible presence of bacteria that causes oral health issues. Benefits of tongue brushing include: – fresher breath – prevention of gum disease and tooth decay – improvements in sense of taste – overall mouth feeling cleaner …

Cosmetic Dentistry & The Health Of Your Teeth

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Cosmetic Dentistry refers to procedures that affect the appearance of teeth, such as teeth whitening and straightening, veneers, and crowns. Straightening and whitening teeth can give you increased confidence and self-esteem, and can also help reduce painful headaches from misaligned teeth. Let’s first take a look at some of the benefits that cosmetic dentistry procedures have to offer. A Boost …