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Is Bad Breath Affecting Your Everyday Life?

Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, is a common yet embarrassing condition that many people suffer from. Several factors cause bad breath, many of which are easily treatable. However, there are certain medical conditions that cause chronic halitosis (bad breath that never goes away) in people including gum disease, dry mouth, etc. Bad breath…

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Saliva Protects Against Cavities

Recent research shows that saliva protects teeth against cavities more than we thought. Saliva is mostly water with .5% of it being mucus. Mucus contains salivary mucins, which are compounds that actively protect teeth from damage by cavity causing bacterium. It was previously thought that salivary mucins did little more than keep mucus in saliva…

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How to Floss Regularly

Do you floss regularly? Would you like to be able to floss on a daily basis? If you find that you’re too tired at night to remember to floss, we’ve got some tips for you! You want to maintain healthy teeth and gums and flossing is one of the best ways to do so. If…

Curbing Tobacco Use Maple Glen Dentists

Curbing Tobacco Use

As a medical professional, it is our job to ensure the safety of our patients, including curbing tobacco use. A recent study was conducted regarding how much dentists know about their patients’ tobacco use. The results of the study showed that 90% of dental providers asked patients about tobacco use on a regular basis, but…

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Toothbrushing Mistakes

Would you believe us if we told you that you can make mistakes when brushing your teeth; well you better believe it! There are several factors that come into play while you brush your teeth, and it all starts with the correct toothbrush! Mistake 1: Not using the right toothbrush. You have to consider the…

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Only Kids Get Cavities, Right? Wrong!

Do you have a sweet tooth that craves chocolate or other sugars? Go ahead and eat the sweet you’ve been wanting, but don’t forget to brush your teeth afterwards! If you don’t, you are more susceptible to getting cavities. But wait, don’t cavities only occur in children? Sorry, but that is not true – to…

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Coffee’s Unintended Benefit!

Are you a coffee lover? Studies show that coffee may have the unintended benefit of lowering the risk of gum disease! Researchers at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine concluded in their study that coffee did not have a negative impact on periodontal health and regular coffee drinking had minimal impact on…

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Solid-Head vs. Hollow-Head Toothbrushes

A recent study completed by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry shows that a solid-head toothbrush carries significantly less bacteria than hollow-head toothbrushes. According to the study, 9 out of 10 comparisons showed the bacterial counts were much lower in the solid-head group as compared to the hollow-head toothbrush…