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Should I Worry About the Sore on my Tongue?

A sore on your tongue can be a nuisance. Causes for these pesky sores can include the foods you eat, certain medications, broken teeth and some diseases. It’s important to be aware of certain signs that signal that a sore requires professional medical or dental attention. We take a look at what symptoms you should [...]

2018-06-29T13:37:53+00:00March 20th, 2018|Dental Care|

What is a Deep Cleaning?

  Deep cleaning your teeth might sound like something you should do after you've missed a few visits to the dentist or eaten a particularly sticky, messy meal. A deep cleaning is actually a specific procedure performed by your dental hygienist to treat gum and periodontal disease. It's often completed because a person has not [...]

2018-06-29T13:46:39+00:00February 15th, 2018|Dental Care|

Dry Mouth, Medication and Your Oral Health

Dry Mouth, Medication and Your Oral Health Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is the condition of not having enough saliva to keep the mouth wet.  Without enough saliva, chewing, eating, swallowing and even talking can be difficult.  Dry mouth also increases the risk for tooth decay because saliva helps keep harmful germs that cause tooth [...]

2018-06-29T13:53:59+00:00January 16th, 2018|Dental Care|

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits More than 50 years ago, examinations of people entering the military showed that Americans' teeth were in pretty bad shape. Few people took good care of their teeth. There were no guidelines for how often you should see a dentist. There wasn’t a proactive approach to dentistry: many providers [...]

2018-06-29T13:54:33+00:00January 9th, 2018|Dental Care|

What is Halitosis

We've all been there: you've eaten some garlic bread or you have a dry mouth, and you realize that your breath isn't as fresh as it should be. But there's a big difference between the occasional bad breath that everyone experiences, and the misfortune of having chronic bad breath. Equipping purses and lunchboxes with mouthwash [...]

2018-06-29T14:18:29+00:00September 28th, 2017|Dental Care|

Dental Work and Pregnancy

In between trips to the doctor, hospital tours and setting up the nursery, don’t let visiting the dentist fall off your pregnancy to-do list before baby comes! Getting a checkup during pregnancy is safe and important for your dental health. Not only can you take care of cleanings and procedures like cavity fillings before your baby is born, but [...]

2018-06-29T14:18:27+00:00September 26th, 2017|Dental Care, Patient Information|

Why Should I Use Mouthwash

Having a proper oral care regimen is important if you want to effectively prevent those undesirable oral health problems. That is why dental care experts continuously stress that you should make it a habit to brush and floss your teeth twice a day. In addition to regular brushing and flossing, it is also recommended that you [...]

2018-06-29T14:18:22+00:00September 21st, 2017|Dental Care|

Flouride

Fluoride is well known for helping to strengthen teeth. Not many people actually know what fluoride is; they just know it’s something that benefits their mouth. Fluoride is often referred to as nature’s cavity fighter – and for good reason! Fluoride, a naturally-occurring mineral, helps prevent cavities in children and adults by making the outer surface of your enamel [...]

2018-06-29T14:24:37+00:00September 14th, 2017|Dental Care|