Posts made in December, 2017


Taking care of you as well as your kids teeth is essential as the health of one’s mouth impacts the body holistically. Studies show that if you brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss, and have regular dental check-ups, you can reduce your chances of having a tooth becoming infected. And, while taking good care of your teeth is, for the most part, relatively easy, sometimes we become neglectful of oral hygiene. Even those who are...

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Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include: Tooth decay (cavities) Fractured teeth Worn fillings Gum disease Worn tooth enamel Exposed tooth root In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth—the part above the gum line. Under the gum line a layer...

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When I was in my 30s and a dentist told me I needed a few crowns, I decided to skip the expensive devices because of my meager paycheck. Besides, my teeth weren’t hurting. Years later, I am paying the price in pain and costlier dental work. One of the damaged teeth that needed a crown distorted my bite, making a minor jaw-joint problem even worse. Unfortunately I’m far from alone. The price of dental care is steep for many people...

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Most of us stop in to see our general dentist twice a year, that friendly professional who greets us with a smile and chides us about our inadequacies in oral hygiene while encouraging us to do better. These individuals focus on the exterior of the teeth and gums, doing their best to protect us from decay and gum disease. However, there’s another type of dentist that we may have occasion to visit, and knowing when to do this can save...

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