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Everything You Need to Know About Canker Sores

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What are Canker Sores? Canker sores are generally small ulcers that develop along the inside of the cheeks, around the tongue, or inside the lips. The sore itself usually looks white with red, aggravated skin around it. They can make talking, eating, or drinking very uncomfortable What Causes Canker Sores? Canker sores and their primary…

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5 Ways Smoking is Harming Your Teeth

Smoking is one of the most destructive habits for your dental health.

Smoking and chewing tobacco products is one of the most destructive habits you could have as it has serious implications on your oral health. Here are a few of the most common reasons why most dental staff will tell you to stop smoking. Smoking’s Impact on the Mouth Staining Over time, nicotine and tar found…

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How To Care For Your Child’s Teeth

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The road to ensuring your child has great dental care starts before the first baby tooth emerges in their mouths. Your child’s dental health is important from day one, and requires you as a parent to be aware of the changes that will take place in your child’s mouth as they grow, and how to…

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What is Dentofacial Orthopedics?

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While orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that is responsible for the management of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics is responsible for the guidance of facial growth and development. This development takes place during a person’s childhood, which makes children the best candidates for treatment. However, adults can also benefit from dentofacial orthopedics. Dentofacial Orthopedics for…

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Diabetes and your Dental Health

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Diabetes and your Dental Health Diabetes is a condition that affects your abilities to process and manage sugar in the body. Type I diabetes is when your body is unable to produce enough insulin for the body to function correctly. Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for carrying sugar from your blood to cells…

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3 ways your dental health can impact your pregnancy

Woman ensuring her Dental Health During Pregnancy

3 ways your Dental Health can Impact your Pregnancy If you are reading this and you are pregnant, congratulations! Your mind must be racing, thinking about how to prepare for this new life coming into the world, which you will now be responsible for. During this time, many new mothers and second or third time…

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Overcoming your Fear of the Dentist

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Overcoming your Fear of the Dentist Between 5 and 8 percent of American adults avoid having any dental treatment because of a fear of the dentist. This percentage is increased in children, as around 20 percent of minors are afraid of going to the dentist. If you are part of these statistics, we are here…

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