Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?

Finally! There’s a way to replace missing teeth, or loose dentures, with teeth that look and feel just like your natural teeth. But what’s the fine print? And more importantly, can anyone get dental implants? To find out if you meet the requirements for dental implants, we’ll outline everything you need to know about dental implants in this article. What are dental...

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Is Flying After Tooth Extraction Safe?

If you’ve been told you’ll need a tooth extracted, you may feel there’s no “convenient” time to have it done. We all lead busy lives, and fitting a dental procedure into your busy schedule may be a challenge. For those who have a vacation or business trip coming up on the calendar, it could raise the question: Is flying after tooth extraction safe? It normally takes a...

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Wisdom Teeth Problems: Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Whether you are an adolescent, parent, or grown adult, you’ve probably heard someone tell you about getting wisdom teeth removed. And, we get it… hearing about a dental procedure is never fun or exciting. Well…except to us. But that’s beside the point. If you haven’t had your wisdom teeth removed yet, you’re probably wondering: Do I...

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Gum Disease: Get the Facts [Infographic]

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis or periodontal disease, is a very common illness among adults. You may wonder, “What is it? What are its causes? And is it preventable?” When plaque isn’t removed by brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits, it can become a problem. Bacteria in plaque produce toxins that can infect gum tissue, causing redness, irritation, and...

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Do Genetics Influence Oral Health?

We’ve all heard about growing scientific evidence of the effects our genetic makeup may have on a predisposition for certain diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. But what about dental diseases? Have you inherited a genetic inclination for cavities, periodontal disease, crooked teeth, or oral cancer? You might be surprised to learn what the latest studies...

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Wedding Planning – Getting Your Smile Ready for the Big Day

You’ve finally found the ONE! Wedding planning is underway. There are invitations to design, choosing the bridal party and wedding clothes, deciding which wedding venue to use, and getting to taste-test all those yummy wedding cakes. It’s a day you will remember for the rest of your life, and you want to get everything absolutely perfect. Getting a talented...

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What Causes Receding Gums?

Receding gums refers to gum tissue that has begun to pull away from the tooth structure, thus exposing more of the tooth and tooth root. What causes gum recession? Should you be alarmed if it happens to you? And can receding gums be fixed? Left untreated, gum recession could make the tooth root or even bone tissue completely vulnerable—risking damage to the tooth nerve,...

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Giving to Others Can Help You Live a Healthier and Happier Life

Who hasn’t heard the adage, “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving”? Recent studies have shown that not only are givers happier, they are also living longer and healthier lives! Researchers have recently looked into what is known as the “helper’s high” – that warm fuzzy feeling you get from helping others –...

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Fall Food Favorites That Are Good for Your Teeth

There are a lot of things to love about the fall season: cooler weather, beautifully colored foliage, and the kids being back in school! But one of the highlights for most of us is the special foods we look forward to enjoying each autumn. Being honest, we’d have to admit that most of the foods we associate with fall holidays and festivals aren’t very good...

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Does Xylitol Prevent Cavities? The Facts You Need to Know

What do you really know about xylitol? As a naturally occurring sugar, typically processed from birch trees and corn cobs, xylitol has gained popularity as a sugar substitute and potential dental hygiene game changer. If you’re grasping to understand how anything sweet can improve your oral health and shocked that your dentist is talking about it, you’re not...

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