Saliva: The Unsung Hero of Oral Health

We all know how important it is to brush and floss our teeth to keep them pearly white. It’s believed that cleaning the teeth will keep the bacteria away, but what few people realize is there is another heavy hitter at play fighting for the mouth’s health: saliva. Many people fail to realize that their […]

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Crowns: Porcelain and Metal vs. All-Porcelain Restorations

Several factors can have an impact on a patient’s choice between porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns or all-porcelain crowns for tooth restoration. These include your concern for aesthetics, whether or not you grind your teeth, and the health of your natural teeth. We’ve compared some of the main advantages and disadvantages of both options for crowns below. All-Porcelain […]

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How Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

According to the American Heart Association, the average American adult consumes 22 teaspoons (88 grams) of added sugar per day, which is more than twice the maximum recommended amount (36 grams). Excessive sugar consumption has been linked to many health risks, including diabetes, hypoglycemia, and obesity, and it can also lead to a myriad of oral […]

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Tooth Replacement Therapy

Tooth loss for any reason can lead to quite a few problems in your mouth. Missing teeth can affect your speech, limit your ability to chew, and can even cause bone loss over time. Dentures and bridges are common tooth replacement methods, but dental implants are by far the best option for tooth restoration. What […]

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How to Cure Chronic Bad Breath

Everyone gets bad breath from time to time, but if your bad breath is noticeably pungent even after you brush your teeth, you may have chronic bad breath, also called halitosis. Surprisingly, over 65 percent of the population has this condition. While mouthwash and breath mints can help disguise chronic bad breath, there are a […]

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Top-Notch Teeth Whitening That Lasts

During routine dental visits, many patients ask us about the difference between over-the-counter teeth whitening strips and in-office teeth whitening. Often, these patients have tried a variety of over-the-counter methods without experiencing the results they were hoping to achieve. In this article, we will discuss a few reasons why over-the-counter options are not very effective, […]

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How to Treat Gum Disease

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease or gingivitis, is a very common, yet concerning, disease that affects over 64.7 million Americans over the age of 30, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. Studies have shown a strong link between gum disease and other inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. When […]

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