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Can Bad Teeth Run in the Family?

June 26, 2021

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Can bad teeth run in the familyYou spend a lot of time each day caring for your teeth and gums. Not to mention, you visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. With all the precautions you take to avoid tooth decay and gum disease, it can be frustrating if your dentist always has bad news for you during your appointment. It’s easy to wonder, can bad teeth run in the family? Yes, but that doesn’t mean your smile is doomed. Here’s how to safeguard your smile when genetics might be the cause of your dental issues.

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Is the Summer Sun Good for Your Smile?

June 16, 2021

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Woman enjoying the summer sun for a healthy smileSummer is finally here, which means plenty of days spent outdoors enjoying the weather and sunshine. You’ll soak up plenty of vitamin D to support your overall health, but did you know your smile also relies on the summer sun? Believe it or not, spending more time outdoors can give you an extra boost of vitamin D to promote your dental health. Here’s how just a few minutes of sunshine every day can have a lasting influence on the health of your teeth and gums.

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6 Foods That Benefit Your Tooth and Gum Health

May 22, 2021

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Almonds

Most of the time, you are told of all the foods and beverages that you shouldn’t be indulging in because of your oral health. When you have foods that are too sugary, starchy, or acidic, you could be looking at tooth decay or other dental problems in the future. The good news is that not every food out there is harmful for your smile. Read on to learn about some foods that you can freely enjoy because they benefit your oral health.

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Is Tooth Pain Considered a Dental Emergency?

May 2, 2021

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Man with a toothache

Have you been experiencing tooth pain recently? They can sometimes feel like the worst discomfort in the world. Even if you believe that you are well equipped to handle this pain, it still isn’t a good idea to go too long without getting dental attention. A toothache typically means that something isn’t quite right in your mouth. You are much better off if you head to the dental office to have the issue looked at. Read on to learn if this is a dental emergency and some of the reasons it could be happening.

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Does It Hurt to Get Your Teeth Cleaned?

April 23, 2021

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woman getting her teeth cleaned at the dentist

When was the last time you saw your dentist? If you can’t remember, that’s not a good sign. Most people need to have a routine dental checkup and cleaning twice a year to keep their smiles in great shape. If it has been more than six months since your last appointment, you might have forgotten what it’s like. You may be wondering, “Do teeth cleanings hurt?” Continue reading to find out.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Be Flossing Every Day

April 6, 2021

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woman smiling while flossing

Growing up, you were always told that you need to brush your teeth twice a day to keep your smile healthy and clean. However, maybe no one told you that, when it comes to your dental health, flossing is just as crucial as brushing. You need to floss more often than just when you get an annoying piece of food stuck in your teeth. Flossing should be part of your daily routine! Read on to learn why flossing is important – and four great things that will happen once you start flossing every day.

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3 Common Oral Health Issues and What You Can Do About Them

March 19, 2021

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Woman with gum disease

Oral health problems are very common and many of us have encountered some at one point or another. Inn fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that more than 40% of adults have reported feeling pain in their mouth sometime within the last year. Over 80% of people have at least one cavity by the age of 34. The good news is that there are a variety of steps you can take in order to prevent common oral health issues. Continue reading to learn more.

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Does Oral Hygiene Affect Your Metabolism?

March 1, 2021

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Metabolism visual

Metabolism is defined as the set of life-sustaining chemical reactions in organisms. The main purposes of this are to convert food to energy, to convert energy as building blocks for the body, and the elimination of metabolic wastes. This is why you often hear about metabolism in relationship to weight. But did you know that having poor oral health is actually linked to the development of metabolic syndrome? Continue reading to learn how.

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5 Medical Conditions That Your Dentist May Find Before Anyone Else

February 23, 2021

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Person with diabetes

You go to the dentist every six months for regular dental checkups. You probably think that it’s all about the health of your teeth. However, there is much more to it than that. Your dentist checks for all sorts of different abnormalities that could indicate that you have a problem elsewhere in the body that needs attention. In fact, there are many medical conditions that your dentist may be the first one to discover. Continue reading to learn about just a few of them.

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy Means Maintaining Excellent Oral Health

February 4, 2021

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When you first think about the month of February, your mind probably goes straight to Valentine’s Day. However, there is another reason to think about your heart during this romantic time. February is also Heart Health Month. This is the perfect time for you to learn more about how the different systems in your body are related so you can stay healthy. One important step that you should be taking in order to keep your cardiovascular health in excellent shape is to maintain great oral hygiene. The two are related more than you may think. Continue reading to learn more about the connection.

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