Chemotherapy and Dental Care

Cancer sucks.  Sadly, 40% of people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lives. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with cancer, there are some things you should know about how cancer treatment can affect dental health.Chemotherapy…

4 Myths About Gum Disease

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1) Gum Disease is uncommon.Gum disease is actually very common.  According to the CDC, half of all adults over 30 have some form of gum disease.  Gum disease is an infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth.  It is caused by plaque,…

DIY Teeth Whitening, Yay or Nay?

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Everyone wants white teeth. The bright white smile is a long-standing fashion trend, and if you spend any time on Pinterest, you've probably seen a number of "DIY Teeth Whitening" pins that guarantee to whiten your teeth at home for only…

Dry Mouth and Dental Care

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What you need to know about Dry MouthDry Mouth has a number of causes:Medication (including many common prescriptions for blood pressure, depression, asthma, and other conditions) Diseases such as Sjögren's syndrome, diabetes, and…

Senior Citizens and Dental Care

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 Dental health is a reflection of overall health, and this becomes especially true later in life.  Seniors and the elderly frequently face oral diseases due to chronic conditions or poor habits earlier in life (such as smoking or…

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

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Everyone knows that brushing your teeth is a vitally important part of oral hygiene, but how much do you know about the brush you're using?  Many people use toothbrushes for far longer than they should.  In most cases they should be replaced…

What Causes Bad Breath?

Everyone knows poor oral hygiene causes bad breath, but do you know why?Many people believe the fresh minty smell of toothpaste eliminates bad breath, but it's actually the removal of bacteria that does the job.That's right: Bad breath…

The Dentist’s Guide to Easter Candy

Spring is finally here, and Easter is just around the corner! In a few short days, millions of children will simultaneously chomp into chocolate bunny ears, candy eggs and sugar-coated marshmallows. It’s a time of excitement, happiness and…

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

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Those with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing periodontal (gum) disease.What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone that hold your teeth in place.Possible signs and symptoms of gum…

Back Teeth: The Hardest Workers, The Least Respect

The grooves and ridges in your back teeth make them perfect for chewing food. Unfortunately, these grooves and ridges also make your back teeth perfect for collecting tiny food particles, which increase the risk of plaque and gum disease.Although…