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Woman Using a Toothpick

Toothpick Users Beware

Toothpick Dangers Toothpicks can be a convenient, disposable tool when you have something stuck between your teeth. Indeed, they are a ubiquitous feature in many situations. Most families have a box somewhere in their kitchen, and most restaurants will have them available to “clean up” after a meal. However, a toothpick can also prove hazardous […]

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Drinking Water for Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth and What it Means

There are few things more uncomfortable than a dry mouth. It can make it hard to speak, impossible to swallow, and it might seem like you’re overly thirsty. If this happens just once in a while, it’s probably nothing to worry over excessively. You might just be slightly dehydrated, and the condition passes relatively quickly. […]

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Dental Insurance

No Dental Insurance?

Dental Insurance Tips And asking about financing. Of course, having dental insurance is the best option when receiving care. However, we understand that patients are often without insurance for various reasons. When you need to see a dentist and don’t have insurance, or you have a new policy and a required waiting period is a […]

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Pregnant Woman Touching Her Belly

Dental Concerns When Pregnant

You probably know that being pregnant causes many changes to the body. What you might not know is that pregnancy has implications for your dental care as well. Due to the changes in hormones experienced during pregnancy, this period can negatively affect your oral health. So while it might be common knowledge to let your […]

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When to Brush Your Teeth

When Should You Brush Your Teeth?

Should you brush your teeth before or after breakfast? It’s essential to brush your teeth at least twice a day. At night, you probably know that you should brush right before you go to bed. However, you may be wondering whether you should brush your teeth right when you wake up in the morning or […]

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Comparison of Old and New Toothbrush

Toothbrush Worn Out?

Replace Your Old Toothbrush We’ve all seen an old disgusting worn-out toothbrush before. And truth be told, we’ve probably all been guilty of letting an old toothbrush hang around far too long. Understandably, you may be questioning whether or not to get a new one, and sometimes it’s hard to determine where exactly to draw […]

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Sensitivity Toothpaste

Sensitivity Toothpaste

Does Sensitivity Toothpaste Work? If you were to take the commercial’s word for it, you’d think sensitivity toothpaste was a magic cure-all! In reality, over-the-counter toothpaste may provide some relief from mild sensitivity, but addressing the underlying cause is the only way to truly solve the problem. Usually, teeth have a layer of super-hard enamel […]

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Recovering after Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth At-Home Care

After Wisdom Teeth Extraction… After you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, it’s crucial to maintain proper at-home care during the recovery period. Always follow your dentist’s specific instructions, and remember the general guidelines below. Post Wisdom Teeth Instructions Pain, Sensitivity, Swelling It’s normal to experience mild to moderate pain following extraction. If discomfort occurs, use […]

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Wisdom Teeth Crowding

Wisdom Teeth: Should They Stay Or Go?

Why Get Rid of Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars at the very back of the mouth. They appear in late adolescence, at about ages 17 to 25, depending on the individual. The problem is that most people simply don’t have enough room to accommodate these extra teeth. When wisdom teeth […]

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Patient Overcoming Dental Phobia

Dental Phobia… What Can You Do?

It’s normal to be a little nervous about going to the dentist. Truth be told, most people don’t look forward to their visits. However, others may have an elevated fear that causes increased stress and anxiety before their appointment. Still, others might have a true dental phobia, where the thought alone is absolutely terrifying. An […]

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