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6 of the Worst Foods to Get Stuck Between Your Teeth

March 21, 2024

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Everyone hates the feeling of food being stuck between your teeth. In addition to it being uncomfortable, it can be visible to others, resulting in embarrassment. However, some foods are more harmful when stuck between the teeth than others. It can take a toll on your oral health, resulting in cavities and other issues. Continue reading to learn which foods are the worst to be stuck between your teeth.


6 Health Factors to Bring Up During Your Next Dental Visit

March 7, 2024

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The priority of your dentist is to help you maintain excellent oral health. However, your general health and your dental health go hand-in-hand, so there is some information about you that they should be aware of. It’s important that you are open with them about certain health conditions and other factors. Continue reading to learn which health factors you should bring up during your next checkup.


Does Sleep Apnea Produce Periodontal Problems?

February 16, 2024

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Have you ever woken up in the morning after a full night’s sleep just to feel drained and exhausted? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea refers to a condition in which your airways become blocked or obstructed during the night. This causes your breathing to stop and restart which interrupts your sleep cycle.

Not only does this leave you feeling tired throughout the day, but it also contributes to health issues. When your body doesn’t get sufficient rest, it can’t restore itself and your immune system suffers. As a result, you could develop health conditions like gum disease.

Keep reading to learn more about the relationship between sleep apnea and your oral health so you can prevent periodontal problems!


Dentist-Approved Gifts for a Happy Valentine’s Day Smile

February 9, 2024

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Chocolates, flowers, stuffed animals, watches, and ties are all common smash-hit Valentine’s Day gifts. However, if you want to wow your partner this year, you might need to go a less traditional route. In that case, why not try to give them dentist-approved gifts to keep their smile pristine and kissable?

If you don’t know what to get in that particular category, continue reading. You’ll find a great shortlist of gifts to keep your partner’s oral health strong and bright.


A New Culprit: Meet S. Sputigena, Tooth Decay Terror

January 12, 2024

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Brace yourselves for breaking news! In a recent study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, a concerning discovery has been made in the realm of oral health. Researchers found a new bacterium that causes tooth decay. Meet Selenomonas sputigena, a strain of bacteria that works well with others, causing cavities. If you want to learn more about this dastardly foe and how your dentist can help continue reading.


Why This Winter is Perfect for a Dental Checkup

January 9, 2024

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If you’re like many people, you may not make it to the dentist’s office for a checkup or cleaning as often as you should. It’s recommended by professionals that you visit your dentist for preventive care twice a year in order to preserve optimal oral health.

As it turns out, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to make the pilgrimage to the dentist’s office, particularly if you have insurance. Here’s why that is.


How Can Holiday Stress Undermine My Oral Health?

December 13, 2023

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The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, but putting all its celebrations together can be taxing on some people’s nerves. It takes a lot of planning, effort, and timing to put together holiday feasts and parties, and between planning meals, preparing the house, stress at work, and buying gifts, many people can start to feel the strain of the season. Unfortunately, excessive stress can take its toll on your dental health even during the holidays. Here are a few dental health issues that can be related to stress as well as a few tips for managing them.


Does the Keto Diet Help or Harm Your Oral Health?

December 12, 2023

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In the realm of contemporary trends and fads, the keto diet stands out as one of the most widely recognized. This dietary approach, characterized by low carbohydrate and high fat intake, has garnered significant attention for its effectiveness in weight loss. However, beyond its impact on the scale, did you know that the keto diet can also exert various influences on your oral health? Keep reading as we delve into the details, shedding light on how this diet choice can have implications for your smile.


Make Your Thanksgiving Tooth-Friendly with These Helpful Tips!

November 20, 2023

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As Thanksgiving approaches, are you looking forward to creamy pumpkin pie, savory stuffing, and all of the other amazing sides that will be on the table? While you don’t have to skip any of your favorites for the sake of your oral health, there are some things you should keep in mind to prevent cavities from developing. With this in mind, here’s how to make your Thanksgiving tooth-friendly!


Plaque 101: Understanding Your Dental Antagonist

November 17, 2023

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A woman brushing her teeth to remove plaque for good oral health

Plaque – a term commonly echoed in dental offices, yet its true nature often remains shrouded in mystery for many. If your mouth were a cinematic universe, the plaque would be the mustache-twirling villain in every film. But what is it exactly?

If you want to defeat the antagonist of your mouth once and for all, you’ll need to demask it. Continue reading and unravel the secrets of plaque and learn how to become a true dental hero.

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