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Category Archives: General Health findings

Don’t Live With a Painful, Infected Tooth – Get a Root Canal

No one likes to live with pain. So, when it comes to dealing with an infected tooth, why does it seem like so many patients are scared of a root canal? Truth is, root canals are relatively harmless procedures that … Continue reading

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When Should I Schedule My Child’s First Dental Check-up?

When it comes to your child’s health, many people tend to overlook their oral health! It’s pretty easy not to think about the dentist until your child gets their first toothache or cavity. However, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry … Continue reading

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The Different Kinds of Floss and Choosing the Best One for You

Did you know that there isn’t just one kind of floss that you can buy and use? Most people only think to purchase the typical small plastic container of nylon floss – and that is perfectly okay. But there are … Continue reading

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How You Can Make Time to Better Care for Your Teeth?

When half of American adults suffer from some varying degree of gum disease, it’s no secret that people struggle with caring for their oral health. With a busy schedule, it’s hard for many to find the time to go to … Continue reading

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What is Fluoride Treatment and is it Necessary?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that appears in the water and food we eat, and it’s so omnipresent that you might be led to believe that you’re getting enough of it to enjoy all its wonderful benefit. However, that’s … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer?

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re doing our part to make sure you’re educated on the risks and treatment surrounding this disease. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, “Close to 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal … Continue reading

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Common Clues That You Have an Infected Tooth

Even if you take great care of your teeth, you can still get the occasional toothache. But how do you know if it’s something serious? We’ve all heard horror stories of dangerous tooth infections that turn deadly, so it’s important … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea can Affect Women, Too!

We often picture a heavyset man over 40 with a thick neck and a window-rattling snore when we think about the typical sleep apnea sufferer. This image often fits the profile of a sleep apnea patient, however, it doesn’t represent … Continue reading

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The Affect of Dry Mouth on Teeth

Dry mouth is a fairly common condition clinically known as xerostomia. Most people who have it experience it most strongly when they first awake.  Their mouths often feel dry, scratchy or sticky.  It is always uncomfortable and can lead to … Continue reading

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Am I Getting Enough Oxygen While I Sleep?

The upper airway muscle tone of patients with sleep apnea tends to narrow and collapses temporarily during sleep. When this happens, your breathing stops and it’s accompanied by a drop in your blood oxygen levels. When your blood oxygen levels … Continue reading

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