Category: Dentist Blog

Poll Shows Rising Anxiety Among US Adults

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USA Today (5/8, Molina) reports that a “poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association finds Americans’ anxiety is up from a year ago, and we’re most anxious about paying our bills.” USA Today adds, “Overall, the poll measured Americans anxiety score at 51, up five points from last year.” In a statement, Anita Everett, MD, […]

USA Today Recommends Daily Flossing As A New Year’s Resolution

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USA Today (12/31, Oglesby) included flossing daily in a list of “small New Year’s resolutions with big payoffs.” The article added, “Though flossing’s role in health and hygiene was questioned in news articles in 2016, flossing remains ‘an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums,’ along with brushing twice daily and regular […]

Sink Your Teeth Into This: Why Flossing Might Brighten your Mind, Heart and your Smile

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Would you believe that neglecting your teeth could increase your risk for depression and heart disease? Poor oral hygiene can cause inflammation, the body’s natural response to infection and bacteria. Acute inflammation helps defend against invaders, but when the body is constantly in overdrive, long-lasting inflammation can cause more serious health conditions. In fact, inflammation […]

Dental Myths that Could be Damaging Your Teeth

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We can do many things to keep teeth and gums healthy. Daily brushing and flossing coupled with visits to the dentist every six months are primary tools at the base of great oral care. Although this is general knowledge, there are other facts that may be misleading affecting how we care for our teeth and […]

Harmful Dental Habits to Avoid

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Are your everyday behaviors affecting your dental health? Do you neglect seeing the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings? Many patients are surprised to learn that certain behaviors negatively affect their oral health. Whether it is chewing on ice cubes or foregoing a routine cleaning, you could be putting your oral health at risk. We […]

Sensitive Teeth: What could be the cause?

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Sensitive teeth can have a major effect on your quality of life, but if your dentist can determine what is causing the condition, you may be able to get some relief. A number of different issues can increase tooth sensitivity. Here is an overview of some of the main ones. Gum recession – Receding gums […]

The First Signs of Gingivitis

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Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease, and while it is readily treatable, it’s important for patients to be aware of the early signs of this condition so that they can seek dental treatment promptly. Gingivitis is marked by a number of signs of minor inflammation, including gum tissue that is noticeably red or […]

Maintaining Healthy Teeth and Gums Through the Retirement Years

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As you enter your retirement years, it is important to take a proactive approach to protecting your oral health. Like other types of ailments, we are more susceptible to certain conditions as we age. Your teeth and gums are an important and essential part of your daily life. Damaged teeth and gums will affect oral […]