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What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad Breath (halitosis) is caused by poor dental hygiene or due to mouth dryness (xerostomia). However, specific foods, habits, certain medications, infections in the mouth, and other nose, throat, and mouth conditions can also contribute to having foul smelling breath. Find out what…

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Are Dental Probiotics Good for You?

Yes, dental probiotics promote good oral health by helping to boost the levels of beneficial bacteria that exist in your mouth. They can create biofilms to replace those created by unhealthy or undesirable bacteria. Then, they can act as a shield against bad…

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Could I Have a Toothpaste Allergy?

Toothpaste comes in a variety of forms—with different flavors and fluctuating ingredients across different brands, types, and care specifications. So, it really shouldn’t be a surprise that allergies to toothpaste can occur. Most allergies can be tied to a specific ingredient, a flavoring…

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Why is My Mouth Dry?

A dry mouth occurs when salivary glands in the mouth don’t produce enough saliva. This is most commonly the result of dehydration (meaning that you are not ingesting enough water to produce enough saliva). It’s also not uncommon for your mouth to feel…

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What is the Best Dental Floss?

We’ve all heard it from our dentists: flossing is important. That’s because it removes food particles and plaque (which can erode tooth enamel and develop into tartar) from below the gumline. Flossing also reduces the risk of cavities, the likelihood of soreness, puffiness,…

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tooth sensitivity

How Can I Fix Tooth Sensitivity?

Sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. However, the discomfort can also be caused by other factors, including cavities, a cracked of chipped tooth, a worn filling, or gum disease. When you experience sensitivity, certain daily…

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abscessed tooth

What Are the Symptoms of an Abscessed Tooth?

An abscessed tooth is a serious and dangerous dental problem if it is not treated. The symptoms are varied and can be mistaken for other dental problems in the early stages. It is important to see your dentist immediately if you think something…

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10 Foods That Have Oral Health Benefits

You have probably heard of eating certain foods to get your vitamins and minerals. You may even know which foods have healthy fats and which do not. Did you know that certain foods can support good oral health? Read our dentist‘s article about…

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Is Thumb Sucking Bad For My Child’s Teeth?

Does your child like to suck their thumb? Have you ever wondered if thumb sucking may affect your child’s teeth? As you search the internet you may find conflicting information. Our dentist’s article below will help you better understand the different sides of…

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Salivary Gland Infection

Could I Have a Salivary Gland Infection?

Do you have a sore mouth or cheeks? Does your face feel puffy or swollen? If you have these symptoms or any of the symptoms listed in our dentist’s article below, you might have a salivary gland infection. What Is a Salivary Gland?…

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