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Sensitive Teeth

Does that bite of ice cream make you wince? Hot coffee or tea have you jumping in pain? Perhaps brushing and flossing are occasionally painful. All these experiences could mean you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include: Tooth decay (cavities) Fractured teeth Worn fillings Gum disease Worn tooth enamel Exposed tooth root There is…

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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…

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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…