Category Archives: Common Concerns

Top 10 Myths About Root Canals

People seem to cringe when they hear the words root canal. I know that I used to. But reading the truth about these 10 root canal myths can help you get a better sense of what having a root canal … Continue reading

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5 Top Foods to Prevent Bad Breath

Bad breath results from two key issues: oral hygiene and gastrointestinal health. Basically this means that breath odors originate not just inside the mouth but also from your digestive tract. The culprit in both cases is largely bacteria. Doctors will … Continue reading

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When Stress Takes a Toll on Your Teeth

WITH economic pressures affecting millions of Americans, dentists may have noticed a drop in patients opting for a brighter smile, but they are seeing another phenomenon: a rise in the number of teeth grinders. “I’m seeing a lot more people … Continue reading

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Top 10 Myths About Root Canals

People seem to cringe when they hear the words root canal. I know that I used to. But reading the truth about these 10 root canal myths can help you get a better sense of what having a root canal … Continue reading

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Why It’s so Hard to Tell Which Tooth Has the Ache

When it comes to a toothache, the brain doesn’t discriminate. A new imaging study shows that to the brain, a painful upper tooth feels a lot like a painful lower tooth. The results, which will be published in the journal … Continue reading

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Green Tea May Strengthen Your Teeth

Researchers suspect antimicrobial molecules contained within green tea helps preserve teeth (as long as you don’t add sugar). * People aged 40-64 who drank one cup of green tea a day were less likely to lose teeth. * Drinking unsweetened … Continue reading

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How to Stop Teeth Grinding

Roughly 20 percent of adults grind or clench their teeth to the point that they’re at risk for permanent tooth and jaw damage, dentists say. Here are tips for protecting your pearly whites: Recognize the symptoms. Those include flattened, worn … Continue reading

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Gum Surgery — What Do I Need to Know?

Your dentist has recommended that you see a periodontist, a dental specialist who treats periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that infects the gum tissue causing inflammation, redness, swelling and loss of bone around the teeth. It can … Continue reading

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Dental Scaling and Root Planing to Keep Your Teeth and Mouth Clean

You visit the dentist every six months for your dental check-up and professional cleaning, then one visit the dentist tells you that you have gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue that could affect the teeth … Continue reading

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Periodontal Disease and Obesity

Many medical professionals consider obesity to be a chronic dis­ease. It is well understood that obesity is on the rise in the United States, and that younger and younger members of our community are becoming obese due to poor nutrition … Continue reading

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