What Can I Do to Prevent Dental Plaque on My Teeth?


Did you know that dental plaque – a sticky substance made of bacteria, mucus, and food – is continually forming on our teeth? It’s that slimy coating that you can feel by running your tongue over the front of your teeth. If you don’t remove it with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth, it can damage your teeth and gums.

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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive to Cold?


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Does taking a breath of the cold air through your mouth makes your teeth hurt? Do cold beverages or food give your teeth a sharp ache? Maybe even foods that are sweet or sour are a problem. If any of these situations apply, you probably have sensitive teeth.

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Your Teeth and Aging: Keep Your Healthy Smile


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Thanks to improvements in dental care, members of the baby boom generation have a much better chance of keeping their natural teeth than previous generations. Even though, as you age the daily wear and tear on your teeth does take a toll, there is plenty you can do to maintain your healthy smile.

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Are Your Gums Preventing A Healthy Smile?


I have patients who experience gum recession. It’s not uncommon – about 50% of adults deal with some amount of receding gums and the possibility of sensitivity and decay. Unfortunately, even beautiful restorations and crowns are affected, and many people are left with an older–looking and unattractive smile. 

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How To Connect Your Lifestyle and Oral Health


Did you know that men are far more likely than women to neglect their oral health – in some cases, for years? Lots of men don’t brush and floss on a regular basis and avoid dental visits for cleanings and exams. Some of the  healthiest and fittest guys are guilty. 

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How Braces Have Changed To Be Better Over Time


A perfect smile is accentuated by a perfect set of teeth – pearly white, well-shaped, and properly spaced. It’s what we all want. But we’re not always fortunate enough to be gifted by such perfection. The answer to help one achieve that perfection is often braces. Though common, braces need to be thoroughly understood in order to best utilize and benefit from them. 

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Why It Is Important To Rinse Your Mouth For Better Oral Hygiene


Have you ever woke up with a slight irritation or pain in your throat? Well, these could be the telltale signs of a possible infection like flu or strep throat. Before we jump the gun and scavenge for heavy pharmaceutical medicines, we should consider following the age-old prescription of gargling and rinsing the mouth with saltwater.

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A Tooth Friendly Diet for Your Healthy Smile


You can brush and floss all you want, but if you don’t maintain a proper diet, your teeth may still suffer. What does that mean? One recommendation is that processed foods should be avoided as much as possible. They are bad for a healthy smile, but they also contribute to a number of general health problems.

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Effects of Sleeping With Your Mouth Open


It’s not uncommon to see people sleeping with their mouths open. But did you know that mouth breathing is in fact a common health issue that exists in almost every family?

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What Are My Alternatives For Replacing Missing Teeth?


Should you replace missing teeth?  The missing tooth that spoils your healthy smile certainly gets your attention, but those unseen missing teeth – those in the back of your mouth – can also cause a variety of problems. So when patients ask me whether they should replace missing teeth I usually say yes. The only exception? The last molars. 

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