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Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

Imagine this: a man has a popsicle and, instead of savoring it and letting it slowly melt in his mouth, he takes a huge bite out of it. For those reading this scenario, there will be two reactions that people have. It’ll be either, “So what? Big deal!” or “How can he do that?!” Why is it such a mixed bag when it comes to tooth sensitivity amongst individuals? In this blog post, we’ll help you answer the question, “Do I ... Read more

3 Tips for Curing Bad Breath

Bad breath can be pretty embarrassing. However, it is also pretty common. Did you know that one in four people around the world struggle with bad breath every day? If you are that percentage, check out these three tips to help cure your bad breath. 1. Proper Dental Hygiene Keeping up with a proper dental hygiene routine is definitely one of the first things you should try. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), if you neglect to brush and floss your ... Read more

Is Chewing Gum Safe for My Teeth?

Chewing gum may seem like an easy way to freshen your breath and curb food cravings, but can it damage your teeth? Sugar Can Damage Your Teeth Many brands of gum contain sugar, which is well-known for its damaging effects on your teeth. We all have bacteria on the surface of our teeth, but when that bacteria comes in contact with sugar, it releases a harmful acid as a byproduct that is damaging to our teeth and increases our risk for tooth decay. ... Read more

What Are Cavities?

Have you ever had a cavity? You’re not alone: one report shows that nine in ten Americans have cavities in their adult teeth! But how exactly do we get cavities, and what can make them go away? Causes of Cavities Cavities are small areas of tooth decay that are usually form holes in your teeth. Tooth decay happens easily if you eat a carbohydrate-rich diet without taking proper and consistent care of your oral health. This is because plaque and bacteria release harmful ... Read more

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of a Root Canal

It seems like everyone and their mother is afraid of a root canal. Thanks to popular culture, it’s one of the most dreaded dental procedures imaginable. But what is a root canal? And is it really that scary? A root canal is a procedure that saves an infected tooth by removing and replacing the root. Symptoms of an infected root can be tooth pain, sensitivity, and gum swelling. The infection is usually caused by a crack, general decay, injury, or an old ... Read more
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