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Dental Preventive Care

Keeping Your Dentist Up To Date

Dentist

Your dentist needs to know about your past or current illnesses and medication use. Some general health conditions and medications can affect your oral health, and your oral health can affect some general health conditions. Health History Dentists may ask you about your overall health, including conditions like these1: ▪heart […]

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Just What The Doctor Ordered Relieving Dental Pain

Dental Pain

Your dentist has a number of options for relieving short-term dental pain. Tell your dentist about your level of dental pain and how long you have had it. Give a complete medical history including all the medications you are taking. Over-the-Counter Medications OTC pain-relief medications include acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory […]

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Keeping An Eye On Your Gums

Gums

Gum disease can sneak up on you if you don’t know what to look for. It starts out in a mild form called gingivitis, which rarely causes pain, so you’ll probably see the signs before you feel anything unusual about your gums. You might notice: ▪red, swollen gums or ▪bleeding […]

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What Is Dental Erosion?

Dental Erosion

 Dental erosion is the process of your teeth exposed to acidic food or liquids over time, causing enamel to be lost Where Does the Acid That Causes Dental Erosion Come From? Common sources of acids associated with dental erosion,  include acidic food and drinks, acid reflux, and vomiting. Acidic food […]

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Seven Dental Mistakes You Might Be Making And How To Fix Them

Dental Mistakes

Healthy teeth and gums will brighten your smile It’s been instilled in us since day one: brushing your teeth twice a day will help keep the dentist away. But it’s easy to go overboard on the brushing, fret about staining, or make silly – and potentially harmful  dental mistakes. To […]

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How Often Should I See My Dentist? The 3 Tips For Good Oral Hygiene

Good Oral Hygiene

Nailing good foundations for good oral hygiene can help to eliminate issues before they get a chance to arise. How often should I see my dentist? The rate at which you should pay a visit to your dental practice can vary somewhat depending on your risk level for tooth decay […]

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Bleeding Gums and Your Health

bleeding gums

Do you have bleeding gums? It might be because of something simple, or it could be a sign of a health condition Common Causes You may have bleeding gums if you: Have gingivitis, a disease that causes inflammation of the gums Brush too hard or your toothbrush isn’t soft enough […]

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Start Dental Care Early For Children With Special Health Care Needs

Special Health Care Needs

Dental tips to parents of children with special health care needs. The texture of a toothbrush’s bristles can be enough to make dental hygiene an uncomfortable undertaking for children with special health care needs. And because children with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other conditions are sometimes […]

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Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Kid’s Dental Health?

Dental Health

Know the common mistakes parents make with their kids’ dental health. Poor oral hygiene and eating a diet high on sugar and the food items that stick to the teeth for long can play a havoc with your child’s dental health. Apart from picking the right food like vegetables and […]

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