Tooth nerve pain can be triggered by food and drinks that are hot or cold, sugary, acidic, or sour. Sometimes it can be severe like a sharp, stabbing pain or as little as a dull toothache. If you avoid those triggering foods, you may be able to help reduce your pain until you are able […]

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Mouthwash, also called oral rinse, is a liquid product used to rinse your teeth, gums, and mouth. It certainly is a good thing to use after brushing your teeth because it usually contains an antiseptic to kill harmful bacteria that can live between your teeth and on your tongue. Some people use mouthwash to fight […]

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There are dozens of toothbrushes to choose from in stores these days. So how do you know which one is right for you? Here are some steps to help you choose the best type of toothbrush for your oral care needs. The steps: Step One – Decide on Manual or Electric: As long as you […]

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Drinking water benefits your health but it’s also one of the best things you can do for your teeth especially if it’s fluoridated. Our bodies are made of 60% water, and staying hydrated helps your system distribute healthy nutrients, gets rid of waste, gives your skin a healthy glow, and keeps your muscles moving. Why […]

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A sealant is a thin, protective coating (made from plastic or other dental materials) that adheres to the chewing surface of your teeth. They’re no substitute for brushing and flossing, but they can help keep cavities from forming. According to the ADA, sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% […]

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A cavity is a permanently damaged area in the hard surface of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Cavities, also called tooth decay or caries, are caused by a combination of factors. Cavities are common in children, teenagers, and older adults. But anyone who has teeth can get cavities, including infants. What […]

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Most people have a good understanding of when it’s time to get emergency treatment for medical conditions, but it can be less clear when it comes to your oral health. Knowing which symptoms justify a trip to the ER can help you avoid unnecessary trips. Fractures: By far the most commonplace dental emergency is a […]

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It’s a fact, flossing daily helps protect against gingivitis by removing plaque and food particles, keeping your teeth and gums healthy, while giving you a beautiful smile. So, do you floss daily? Probably not! Well, you’re not alone because according to an American Dental Association (ADA) survey, only 16% of patients report flossing daily.  The main […]

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First, what exactly is TMJ? TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint. Your TMJ is like any other joint in your body, and good preventive health habits will help a lifetime of happy smiles and chewing. The TMJ is located at the base of the skull in front of the ear structure and connects […]

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Approximately 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes? Also, around 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year and 8.1 million people living with diabetes don’t even know they have it. So what does this have to do with your smile and how can you protect it?  If diabetes is left untreated, it […]

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