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How Does Diabetes Affect Your Dental Care?

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Dental Care?

February 27th, 2015 Diabetes is a chronic disease which affects your body’s ability to process sugar.  It is estimated that up to 20 million people have diabetes, but only two-thirds of these individuals are diagnosed.  Studies show that diabetics are more susceptible to periodontal disease and oral infections than non diabetic patients.  High blood sugar […]

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When should my child visit the dentist?

When should my child visit the dentist?

February 19, 2015 Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? One of the most common questions from a parent is, “When should my child visit the dentist?” A child’s teeth start erupting when they are young. On average a child will be 6 months old when the first tooth erupts. A […]

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My cavity doesn’t hurt!

My cavity doesn’t hurt!

February 10, 2015 Let’s talk about cavities! Our doctor diagnosed a cavity last week and the patientsaid: “I know I have a cavity but it doesn’t hurt so I think I will wait to fix it until it does”. Have you ever wondered why tooth decay doesn’t hurt? Most dental problems don’t have any symptoms […]

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Facial and oral piercings could affect your dental care.

Facial and oral piercings could affect your dental care.

February 2, 2015 To discuss facial and oral piercing we must first take a look back in history. Did you know that the earliest known representation of piercing was in a dog figure created in Egypt around 1500 BC? It was considered a symbol of royalty. Mayans used piercing as a symbol of spirituality, virility, […]

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Snap, Crackle, Pop!

January 28th, 2015 How many of you have heard snap, crackle, or pop when you open your mouth? And no, I’m not talking about when you are eating a delicious bowl of Rice Krispies cereal. I am referring the the sounds associated with temporomandibular dysfunction. The cause of TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) is unknown in […]

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Do you know the difference between a canker sore and a cold sore?

Do you know the difference between a canker sore and a cold sore?

January 7, 2015 Hard to believe we are almost through with the first full week of January 2015 already. As we wrap up this holiday season full of rich indulgences and stress, and move into weather changes as well as cold and flu season we often notice increase in patients asking us about mouth sores… […]