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Are Dental X-Rays Really Necessary?

Dentists and hygienists are often asked about the safety and necessity of X-rays. This is a great question – with answers that differ from patient to patient.  So let’s examine it a bit further. You may be surprised to learn just how safe today’s X-rays are, and which audience asks this question even more so [...]

Sensitive Teeth Solutions

With all this warm summer weather it is easy to find sweet and cold ways to cool down. Many people however, suffer from sensitivity to cold foods and beverages. According to research, a staggering one out of every two people in the world suffer from what is known as “sensitive teeth.” In dental circles, the [...]

Fluoride Stain Solutions

Do you have white and brown streaks or spots on your teeth? You may think it is a form of tooth decay, but you’ll be pleased to learn it’s more likely a case of mild to moderate dental fluorosis. Fluorosis occurs when tooth enamel is exposed to too much fluoride early in its development, which [...]

The Bad Breath Battle

If you’ve ever gotten that not-so-fresh feeling on a date, at a job interview or just talking with friends, you’re not alone. Studies show that 50 percent of adults have had bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives. What Causes Bad Breath? There are a number of reasons you might have bad [...]

Chewing Gum Benefits

Many studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes or more following meals can help prevent tooth decay. Chewing sugarless gum increases the flow of saliva, which washes away food and other debris, neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth and provides disease-fighting substances throughout the mouth. Increased saliva flow also carries with it [...]

Gum Disease and Your Heart

For years we’ve heard how the plaque we allow to develop in our mouths has a habit of traveling to other parts of our bodies and collecting there as well – namely in the arteries and vessels of our hearts and brains. We learned that oral plaque is linked to all sorts of diseases from [...]

Always Thirsty? What You Should Know

Thirst is your body’s way of telling you that it’s running low on water, which it needs to function well. It is very normal to feel thirsty when it’s hot or after you’ve powered through an intense workout. But if you are always filling up your cup without relief, it could be a sign og [...]