Category Archives: Cleanings and Prevention

Mouth Myth Busting: Are Dogs’ Mouths Really Cleaner Than Ours?

When Fido jumps on the bed and licks your face with a slobbery, panting grin, should you feel disgusted, or perhaps jealous? On the one hand, of course, your mouth is cleaner than your dog’s, you’d think. You brush and floss … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Your Teeth are Sensitive

Do you feel like you can’t enjoy an icy cold drink in the summer because of your teeth? Does the thought of sipping hot tea make you cringe? You may have a tooth sensitivity problem. Tooth sensitivity can range from … Continue reading

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Back to School Dental Checklist

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to dust off the backpacks and get the kids ready for another year. But before that bell rings, don’t forget to tend to your child’s dental health needs. Now is the time to … Continue reading

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What Teeth Do: Exploring the Different Types of Teeth

You may be familiar with the different types of teeth: incisors, canines, and molars. But did you know each type of tooth is designed for a specific purpose? Humans and animals have specific types of teeth that fit their individual … Continue reading

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Will rinsing with salt water help a toothache?

A toothache has the power to quickly ruin your day. The pain can be debilitating and can make it difficult to focus on anything else. You want relief – fast. Many patients wonder if a home remedy such as rinsing … Continue reading

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Hidden Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath is a common problem that can cause embarrassment in social situations. Fortunately, something like too much garlic or onions can often be cured with just a good brushing and perhaps a sugar-free mint. But in many cases, bad breath is … Continue reading

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Is dental work safe during pregnancy?

There’s no doubt that pregnant women have to be cautious about what they eat, drink, and are exposed to during pregnancy. In particular, things like smoking, alcohol, certain medications, and some chemicals should be avoided, and your obstetrician can help … Continue reading

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What beavers can tell us about our teeth

Beavers are hard on their teeth. They spend their lives chewing on wood, after all. But yet, they don’t need to worry about cavities or decay like humans. And decay is indeed a huge problem for humans. Nearly 100 percent … Continue reading

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Four Ways Stress Can Harm Your Mouth

In today’s world, stress is simply part of daily life for many people. Whether due to work, family, or other obligations, many people are overly stressed – and their dental health is taking a hit as a result. If you’re … Continue reading

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4 Common Reasons for Chattering Teeth – and What to do About It

You’re standing at a bus stop in the rain, sledding down a snow-covered hill, or simply walking outside on a brisk winter day, and your teeth begin to clack together. Nearly everyone knows the feeling of chattering teeth when they … Continue reading

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