Dangers of Chewing Ice for Your Teeth

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Habitual ice chewing is fairly common.   Many people use it as a method to alleviate dry-mouth and curb snacking. While this behavior may seem harmless (and rather refreshing!), the truth is that chewing on ice can wreak havoc on your…

Water and Your Oral Health

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We are all aware of the health benefits of drinking plenty of water—better digestion, clearer skin and weight management number among them. But did you know that drinking lots of water also improves oral health? Here’s how. Bacteria and…

The Toothbrush: a History

The toothbrush of today comes in various different colors, shapes, sizes, styles, and power options (if you are buying an electric variant) so choosing the right one can be hard to do when we are inundated with so many choices at the checkout…

Easter Candy Alternatives

It's the time of year when the weather starts to warm up and grocery store aisles turn pastel in time for Easter. While many parents prepare Easter baskets for their children with marshmallow chicks, chocolate bunnies, and jellybeans, there…

Making Dental Appointments Easy for Kids

Here are our additions to these great tips from the Delta Dental Tooth Fairy:1) Make their first trip to the dentist around their first birthday.  Kids who get used to dental visits as young toddlers have an easier time than kids who…

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,…

Dental Health Myths

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Dental health changes as you age. Bone loss and gum disease can affect your quality of life.  Here are two common myths about dental health and aging: Myth One:  It doesn’t matter if I get calcium from my food or from supplements—it’s…

Pregnancy and Oral Health-What Expectant Moms Need to Know

Pregnancy affects the whole body and it's important for expectant moms to take good care of their dental health.  Elevated levels of estrogen and progesterone can cause gum tissues to overreact to plaque.  "Pregnancy gingivitis" appears as…

TMJ and Dental Appointments

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 Do you experience clicking in your jaw when you yawn?  Or experience difficulty holding your mouth open for dental cleanings?  You could be experiencing a TMJ disorder and not realize it.The Temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are…

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…