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Common Dental Complaints

Common Dental Complaints

June 5, 2017 Let’s talk about some common dental complaints such as dental sensitivity, dry mouth, and bad breath. Dental recession often causes sensitivity. We often recommend sensitive toothpaste for dental sensitivity, but sensitivity isn’t always improved with dental products. Other causes of dental sensitivity include tooth decay, cracked or broken teeth, and periodontal disease. […]

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Ticker, Teeth, and Gums, OH MY!

Ticker, Teeth, and Gums, OH MY!

6-13-16 How many times has your dental professional asked you if you floss your teeth? Every time you go, right? Did you know that healthy gums can keep your heart healthy? The mouth is a gateway into the body. Bacteria can be found readily in the oral cavity. Once the bacteria penetrate into the blood […]

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Medications and Your Mouth

Medications and Your Mouth

11-4-15 Have you ever read all the side effects of the medications your are on?    Medications- both prescription and over the counter- can have an extreme effect on the oral cavity.  Some of the most common side effects include: Dry mouth Burning tongue Mouth sores Halitosis Enlarged gums Bone Loss Tooth Decay Thrush These […]

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Halitosis: the good, the bad, and the ugly!

bad breath, halitosis

  As I was finishing my coffee this morning I realized we’ve never discussed halitosis.  Halitosis is also known as bad breath.  No matter what it’s called…no one wants it.  According to the Academy of General Dentistry in 2012, more than 80 million people suffer from chronic halitosis, or bad breath. So, what causes bad […]