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How to avoid the risks of Mask Mouth?

April 14, 2021 | Author:

Written by- There’s a new oral health development due to the events of 2020 that warrants a discussion. Dentists are witnessing an uptick in the prevalence of dry mouth, gum disease, and tooth decay. This uptick is being attributed to habitually wearing masks for long periods, which is why the media has named this […]

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Is Baking Soda safe to brush with?

March 31, 2021 | Author:

Written by- Is baking soda safe to brush with?  “Will I damage my teeth if I brush with baking soda?” Some experts claim that regularly brushing with baking soda can cause wear on tooth enamel and gum tissue. Is baking soda really to blame? Our teeth like to be polished and our gums like […]

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The Stress of COVID-19 Linked to Increased Oral Health Problems

March 17, 2021 | Author:

Written by- Jessica Arnold Posted on October 30, 2020  If you’ve been feeling a little on edge lately, you’re not alone. According to a report released by Harvard Medical School and the University of North Carolina, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress levels in the U.S. by 55%! Elevated stress levels can lead to many […]

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What Causes Receding Gums?

March 3, 2021 | Author:

Written by- The internet is full of misinformation around receding gums. What causes it? What can you do to make sure your gums are healthy? What can you do if your gums are already receding? Let’s start by exploring a bit of mouth anatomy to help create a foundation for this discussion on how […]

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8 Bad Brushing Habits to Break in 2021

February 12, 2021 | Author:

Written by: Not Replacing Your Toothbrush Often Enough The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends changing your toothbrush every 3-4 months, so resolve to change your toothbrush every season this year. If you see frayed and broken bristles, these are signs it’s time to let go of the old toothbrush. When you’re shopping, look for […]

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The key to greater oral health is already in your mouth!

January 29, 2021 | Author:

Letʼs cover the statistics according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.  92% of adults have tooth decay 42% of children have tooth decay greater than 90% of adults have gum disease 65% of 15-year-olds have active gum disease (YIKES!) Given these numbers, what can we do to support our children in […]

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Why do Men avoid the dentist?

December 30, 2020 | Author:

According to a recent study by the Cleveland Clinic, men aren’t going to the doctor for regular checkups as they should. 72% of survey respondents said they’d rather do household chores like clean the bathroom or mow the lawn than go to the doctor. Similarly, three-quarters of men who are married or in a domestic […]

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Are Spicy Foods Good for You?

December 4, 2020 | Author:

In the desert southwest, the tiny chili pepper is mighty in flavor and cultural significance. From packing heat into salsa and sauces to hanging decoratively on the walls of homes and restaurants, these bright, shiny-skinned peppers are the spice of life in Arizona. Part of the plant genus Capsicum, the chili pepper is a flowering […]

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Will cleaning your tongue help reduce the risk of heart disease, arthritis, and other inflammatory diseases?

November 18, 2020 | Author:

Scientific literature continues to highlight the connection between the health of our mouths and the health of our bodies. For example, there has been extensive research on the profound impact that oral health can have on health risks such as heart disease. It’s all about balance Your mouth and the rest of your body are […]

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What You Need to Know About Fluorosis

November 4, 2020 | Author:

Our mouths contain bacteria that use sugars in the foods we eat and the beverages we drink, to produce an acid that harms our teeth.  Fluoride protects our teeth and is an important mineral, especially for children. However, too much fluoride can cause something called dental fluorosis which can harm our teeth.    Dental fluorosis […]

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