How Stress Affects Your Dental Health

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Chronic stress can affect the body in many ways. It can cause muscle tension and pain, headaches, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, and depression, among many other physical and mental health problems [1]. But what about the impacts of stress on your dental health? Just as with the body and mental health, stress can negatively […]

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How to Help Your Child Develop Great Oral Hygiene Habits

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Your child’s oral health is essential at any age, even before they have teeth! More than half of children and adolescents have at least one cavity, but tooth decay is preventable with proper oral hygiene habits and good nutrition [1]. How can you help your child develop great oral hygiene as they get older? The […]

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Easy Steps to Aide Your Acid Reflux and Save Your Smile

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects about 20% of Americans [1]. Also called acid reflux, this uncomfortable condition happens when stomach acid leaks into the esophagus, which can cause an uncomfortable burning sensation in the chest, especially after eating certain foods or taking certain medications. Smoking and being overweight can also influence gastroesophageal reflux disease. Acid […]

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The Most Important Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Teeth and Gums

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You know that brushing and flossing help keep your smile healthy and cavity-free, but what about your diet? Your teeth and gums utilize the vitamins and minerals you consume to stay strong and healthy, so eating a healthy diet can be just as important as oral care when it comes to your teeth and gums. […]

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How Is Tooth Resorption Treated?

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Tooth resorption is when the inner or outer layers of your tooth begin to deteriorate, causing your body to absorb the damaged tissue. The tooth can then become weakened and can be more susceptible to cavities or tooth injuries that could lead to an extraction. A tooth injury such as a fracture or deep decay […]

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How Has Root Canal Therapy Advanced Over the Years?

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Root canal therapy has changed significantly since its inception. People have been performing root canals for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The tools and techniques dentists use today to save your natural tooth are much different than those used even just a couple decades ago. Today, getting a root canal is similar to getting […]

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