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How smoking harms your teeth

Everyone knows that smoking causes lung cancer. Even most smokers are aware of this risk when they light up. But another danger of smoking that gets less attention is the damage it does to your teeth. Smoking breeds bacteria, which causes bad breath, yellow teeth, and gum disease. Every smoker knows … [Read more...]

Pregnancy and oral health

With your new baby on the way, your oral health is probably the last thing on your mind. You are tired. Food cravings strike every few minutes. None of your clothes seem to fit. Visiting the dentist is most likely not on your priority list. Even though your teeth may not be the most pressing … [Read more...]

Preventing gum disease

Have you been discovering blood after brushing your teeth? This blood could be an early sign of gum disease. Gum disease refers to an inflammation of your gums that could eventually corrode the bone that supports your teeth. It is caused by a build up of plaque, which contains bacteria that harms … [Read more...]

Fast food and oral health

Fast food lies behind some of America's biggest health crises. Two thirds of Americans are overweight and 35% are clinically obese. 17 million of our fellow countrymen and women suffer from diabetes. That's bad enough, but it's important to know that fast food can be a disaster for oral health too. … [Read more...]

Dental health and mental health

Everyone knows that maintaining your dental health will keep your gums healthy and reduce bad breath and tooth decay. But did you know that your dental health can reveal a lot about your mental state?   It has become more apparent today that there is a very strong connection between … [Read more...]

How to care for your teeth at home

Everyone wants to keep a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood. By practicing proper oral hygiene at home, you can help your teeth stay healthy, beautiful, and pain free. Good dental habits can help prevent cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. Brush every morning and evening Brush your … [Read more...]

Get rid of bad breath

Everyone has bad breath from time to time. In fact, for one in four adults  it’s a regular problem. You can avoid the shame and embarrassment of bad breath. Here are a few tips for fresher breath: … [Read more...]

3D printed teeth to keep your mouth free of bacteria

You lost a tooth? Don't worry, soon your dentist will be able to print you a new one. Dentists are moving into the world of hi-tech digital scanning and 3D printing, allowing for better, cleaner oral care.  … [Read more...]

Oral health and cognitive decline may be related

Want to keep your mind sharp, even as you start to age? Keep on brushing your teeth and have regular checkups at the dentist. Maintaining a high standard of oral health may help you think more clearly later on in life. … [Read more...]

Can you extract teeth without cutting?

Most children don't look forward to their dentist appointments, especially if it's time to have a tooth pulled. Even as adults, most of us can admit that tooth extractions are painful experiences, that we would all rather avoid.  … [Read more...]