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Preventing gum disease and keeping this stealthy villain away may require super-hero efforts. Gum disease (aka periodontal disease) is now considered to be one of the most common diseases in our country. 85% of Americans suffer from some form of it, yet most aren’t aware they have it, until, well, they already have it. Why?...
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Summer is officially here, which means that summertime travel is officially upon us. This summer 71% of all Americans plan to take some sort of a vacation. Whether it’s packing the car for a family camping road trip, flying overseas, riding the rails or setting sail on a tropical cruise, millions of people will be...
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Father’s Day may come and go, but men taking care of their health is a tough, year-round job. Because June is Men’s Health Month, it’s a good time to remind men to take better care of themselves. And because good oral health is directly linked to longevity, the timing is perfect for this reminder: Take...
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Gluten free? You’ve probably heard these words recently, especially since more and more people are aware of celiac disease. But did you know that this disease can negatively affect your dental health too? Currently over 3 million Americans live with celiac disease, but 97% of these people are undiagnosed with it. That’s roughly 1 out...
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Feel like the Walking Dead? You feel tired throughout the day, even when you think you’ve slept enough. You have difficulty concentrating, or you’ve got to fight to stay awake during the day. If you’re not the proud, sleepless parent of a new baby, you just might be one of the many who suffer from...
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Terry had a welcoming smile and liked to smile a lot. Smiling had never been a problem for her, until she started feeling more self-conscious, even nervous, whenever she smiled. Terry didn’t like the color of her teeth, or the look of her gum line when she smiled. And even though she was always quick...
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What’s a six letter word that nobody likes to talk about? Cancer. While most patients never expect to discuss cancer when they visit us, screening for oral cancer is an important component of the oral health care we provide. Last year over 53,000 Americans were diagnosed with oral cancer. While this number may seem small...
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Because her front teeth were overcrowding, Iryna began experiencing sensitivity in her teeth, which caused discomfort whenever she brushed her teeth. As the sensitivity increased, it even made her anxious about going to her upcoming teeth cleaning appointments. Besides suffering from sensitive teeth, Iryna had also wanted to cosmetically enhance her smile. While she already...
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You may not be impressed with your saliva. In fact, you’ve probably often heard of it referred to as plain spit. So what’s the big deal about your saliva? Plenty! Your saliva is actually your body’s unsung super-hero. Even when you’re sleeping, your saliva works hard to protect your mouth and your overall well-being. Before...
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Do you often wake up in the morning with a headache? If so, you may suffer from chronic teeth grinding (bruxism) or from a jaw disorder such as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ disorder).  TMJ disorder occurs when there is a problem with the the two jaw joints that allow your mouth to open and close, two necessary...
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