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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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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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Dental X-Rays

Dental X-rays

Dental X-rays can detect problems that would be missed by just looking in your mouth ▪an infection in your tooth or tooth root; ▪cavities between teeth or under fillings; ▪trouble with teeth and jaw development in children and teens who are getting their permanent teeth; ▪bone loss from severe gum […]

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Teeth Cleaning: What to Expect

Teeth Cleaning

Professional teeth cleaning at a dental office is an important way of maintaining your oral health. Usually done by a dental hygienist, a teeth cleaning session helps remove plaque from your teeth in order to prevent gum disease and cavities. At your checkup, your dentist will also be able to […]

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The Connection Between Asthma And Oral Health

Asthma and Oral health

People with asthma are almost one fifth more likely to experience gum disease Roughly 235 million people around the globe experience asthma — an inflammatory disease that narrows and inflames the airways, therefore resulting in symptoms like difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, and tightening of the chest. This condition can also […]

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Regular Dental Visits Equal Remarkable Results

Dental Visits

You probably already know how important regular dental visits are for keeping your teeth and gums in good shape. Besides brushing and flossing, dental visits are the best thing you can do for your oral health. But what you might not know is that there’s a strong relationship between your […]

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Diabetes and Dental Health

diabetes

More than 23 million people in the United States have diabetes. If you’re one of them, it’s easy to understand why you’d want to know how diabetes affects your oral health. You might be surprised to learn that if your blood glucose levels are poorly controlled, you are more likely […]

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Hot Beverages Contribute to Tooth Staining

Hot Beverages

Estimates suggest that annually Americans consume 45 million pounds of caffeine from hot beverages. Hot coffee and teas are the most popular sources for the legal psychoactive stimulant drug. Both beverages are associated with having dental health perks as black coffee has been found to lower acid levels on teeth, […]

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