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What are the benefits of dental implants?

Having a broken or missing tooth can be painful and upsetting and often results in losing self-esteem and confidence. Missing and broken teeth can also cause other health problems, such as jawbone loss, gum recession, crooked or crowded teeth, trouble with chewing, talking, and chronic headaches. Replacing any missing teeth is essential to your overall […]

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Teething Tips

Dental Care For Infants and Toddlers

Everyone knows dental care is important for children and adults, but what about baby teeth? According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, primary, or “baby,” teeth are important for many reasons. They help children speak clearly and chew naturally and also aid in forming a path those permanent teeth can follow when they are […]

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Good Nutrition for Oral Health

Why is nutrition good for oral health?

We all know that daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing are essential for a healthy smile, but nutrition also plays an important role in your dental health. Poor nutrition can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities. Researchers have also linked oral diseases to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The food we eat […]

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Sleep Apnea Causes

What is sleep apnea and how can my dentist help?

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. It can cause numerous health problems if left untreated. Fortunately, there are therapies and treatments available. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder caused by a repeated interruption […]

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Quit Smoking to Improve the Health of Your Teeth

Smoking and Dental Health

Whether it’s a cigarette, pipe or cigar, smoking will most certainly damage your oral health. Most people probably think about coughing, heart disease, or lung cancer as the worst side effects of smoking. But tobacco does much more than stain teeth, it can lead to gum disease, tooth loss, and even mouth cancer. It’s essential […]

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Reasons for Bad Breath

Bad Breath: Causes and Treatment

Bad breath, also called halitosis, is pretty common in both kids and adults. It’s completely normal to have bad breath from time to time, especially first thing in the morning or after eating odorous foods like onions and garlic. Mints and mouthwashes can sometimes mask the issue, but to truly defeat it, you’ll need to […]

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Smiling Relieves Stress and Improves Your Mood

5 Benefits of Smiling

Smiles are powerful. They express happiness and share your joy with others, make a great first impression, and lift your mood. Smiling more often, regardless of your mood, can improve your health and wellbeing. Here are five benefits of smiling. Smiling Relieves Stress and Improves Your Mood Smiling doesn’t just make you look happy, it […]

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