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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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JR Dental Newsletter – August 2020

Dry Mouth: Is It Sneaking Past Your Radar? A dental epidemic is brewing, and it’s called Xerostomia, or “Dry Mouth”. It sounds innocuous enough, and perhaps that is why many people affected by the problem fail to treat it, or detect it altogether. But it’s nothing to scoff at, especially considering that extreme cases of […]

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Senior Dental Health

How Aging Can Affect Oral Health

It’s common for seniors to face issues when it comes to oral and dental health. The aging process causes changes in all parts of the body, including the mouth, teeth, and gums, but with proper care, your teeth should last a lifetime. Dental care for older adults is so important. Many of these dental problems […]

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JR Dental Newsletter – July 2020

Teeth Trauma: It’s a Sensitive Issue You’re not imagining it. That sudden twinge of pain in one or more of your teeth can, in fact, be caused by something as simple as a blast of wind, a bite of something fresh from the oven, or (what was supposed to be) a cool, refreshing treat. Read […]

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Kids and Braces

When should my child get braces?

A common question we get from parents is, “When should my child get braces?” Like many other dental-related questions, it depends. Some kids require braces earlier than others and some never need braces at all. While every child might have different dental needs, both the American Association of Orthodontists and The American Dental Association recommend […]

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