The tonsils are located in the back of the throat and serve as part of the body’s lymphatic and immune systems. Tonsil stones are small stones that form there. Ideally, tonsils capture and catch bacteria before they can go deeper into a person’s oral cavity. However, they have small folds that allow bacteria and food […]

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There are many reasons why your teeth may be discolored. Some we can’t control, such as age or accidents. For many people, the discoloration can also be one of the first signs of a dying tooth. A dead tooth is a tooth that’s no longer receiving a fresh supply of blood. You may also experience […]

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In a time of COVID- 19, stress is affecting people more than ever. Long-term stress can certainly hurt your health both physically and emotionally but it can also be bad for your teeth and mouth. A survey, conducted in February by the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute, found that over 60% of the 2,299 dentists surveyed saw […]

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Teeth stain removal may be on your mind if a cup of coffee or tea is part of your daily routine, as the stains these drinks cause can take a toll on self-confidence. Knowing how to prevent your teeth from staining means you can enjoy your favorite food and beverages of choice and still maintain […]

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A Waterpik is a brand of water flosser or an oral irrigator that sprays pressurized water to remove food from between your teeth. They do an excellent job of flushing food and debris from between teeth, under braces and archwires, and under and around non-removable bridges. They can also be incredibly helpful in removing bacterial […]

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Tooth extraction involves completely removing a tooth from the mouth. People may require tooth extraction for many reasons, ranging from tooth decay to crowded teeth. Many people feel pain and discomfort after getting a tooth extraction so we have laid out some methods to help manage your pain. The procedure: During the appointment, the dentist […]

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Bleeding gums may be a sign of poor dental hygiene. Gums become inflamed and bleed when there’s a buildup of plaque along the gum line. Plaque is a sticky film containing bacteria that covers your teeth and gums. And if you don’t brush or floss enough, the bacteria can spread and cause tooth decay or gum disease. Causes of bleeding gums Several things can cause red, tender, or bleeding gums. The most common […]

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You brush your teeth twice a day, floss, and use mouthwash but don’t forget about your tongue. Studies suggest that cleaning your tongue regularly can reduce unwanted mouth bacteria that can lead to bad breath, a coated tongue, plaque buildup, and other oral health conditions. Why do you need to clean your tongue? Your tongue is covered in […]

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Why is the Dental Assistant Filling My Tooth? Perhaps the last time you saw your dentist for a filling, the dentist’s assistant did some of the filling and shaping part of the procedure. Modern dental care involves a team approach to providing you state of the art dental care. These days, dentists rely on their […]

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According to the Academy of General Dentistry, using a toothpick is fine when no other options are available and if you are very careful. But dentists don’t recommend them for regular use. The problem? A piece of the wood can break off and get lodged in the gum tissue. Once the gum tissue is pierced, bacteria can […]

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