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Oral Fluid Saliva Tests - What You Need To Know
Did you know that your mouth is the window to your overall health? Symptoms such as bleeding gums, dry mouth, yeast overgrowth, and more are all indicators that there might be something out of sync with your body. Fortunately, there are now a number of oral salivary tests available that can help your dentist create a specific treatment plan...
Wisdom Tooth Removal 5 Things To Expect After Surgery
Apart from prudence, aging brings along your third molars, also known as wisdom teeth. These molars erupt between the ages of 18 and 24 and are a sign that you're fully grown. However, since they are the last set of teeth to appear, wisdom teeth do not get enough room to grow properly. Unfortunately, this causes them to surface...
Should You Visit a Dentist While Pregnant? Is it Safe?
Pregnancy is a busy time for moms-to-be. In between trips to your obstetrician and decorating the nursery don’t let your dental check-ups fall off your to-do list. Regular cleanings and dental exams become even more critical once you are pregnant because your oral health can impact your overall health and the health of your baby. How dental health impacts your...
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Are you thinking of getting braces but are stuck on deciding which ones are the best option for you? Straight and properly aligned teeth not only look good but also tend to be a lot healthier as well. Having crooked teeth can also lead to overcrowding in your mouth which can limit your tooth function and throw off your jaw’s...
5 Unexpected Ways Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health 
Congratulations! You're expecting a little bundle of joy, and you're understandably excited. However, you might not anticipate all the ways pregnancy can change your body.  Many women expect to gain a few pounds or develop a stretch mark or two. However, few realize the ways pregnancy affects your mouth. It's crucial to take particularly good care of your oral hygiene...
8 Ways To Avoid Bad Breath Throughout the Day
Bad breath, or halitosis, can be a constant curse for some people. Even if you skip the garlic and other smelly foods, you might still find yourself struggling with stinky breath. The go-to solution for many is to simply pop in a piece of minty fresh gum. And while that might provide some short-term relief, gum won’t address the...
Nervous About Getting Dentures? Here Are 5 Reasons Not To Be!
If you’re nervous about getting dentures, you shouldn’t be. There are many more options for dentures today than there were in the past, and if you are nervous, it might due to some misconceptions you have of dentures. By talking with your dentist and doing a little research, you will soon find that the benefits of dentures far outweigh...
Why Do I Have Cavities Every Time I Go To The Dentist
Visiting the dentist can be scary! Even worse, if you are someone who seems to have cavities found on every visit, it can be understandably frustrating to go in for your biannual dental cleaning. This is especially true if you have been diligent with your oral hygiene routine. Depending on several factors other than your oral hygiene, there may be...

7 Ways To Reduce Your Dental Expenses

7 Ways To Reduce Your Dental Expenses
The cost of dental exams, cleanings, and restorative treatment can add up quickly. This is especially true if a procedure was unexpected and not a part of your budget. If the cost of dental treatment is preventing you from getting the care you need, read on to discover how you can save money and reduce your overall dental expenses. 1)...
Is Flossing Necessary? Here's What You Need To Know!
There has been a lot of discussion about whether flossing is necessary for good oral health. In this article, I'll review a flossing related encounter I had with a patient of mine as well as dive into the details of the anti-flossing research that's been recently cited in the news. The patient who stopped flossing I recently found out that a...