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Different Types of Dental Floss

Did you know that there are different kinds of floss for your teeth? In a prior post, we discussed the proper way to floss. Now let’s talk about the different types of floss and how they match up to different types of teeth. Dental floss can be made from bundles of nylon or in ribbon … Read more

Tobacco Use

All forms of tobacco use are dangerous for your oral health. This includes smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snus packets, and cigars. Quitting these bad habits is very important and you should not let them control your life. They put your health in danger and can lead to numerous health problems including cancer of the mouth … Read more

Oral Health and Your Diet

Your teeth and gum’s health rely largely on your diet and what you choose to put inside of your mouth and in your body. Today, there is a record amount of consumption of unhealthy foods, loads of sugary drinks and snacks, and non-nutritious foods that really take a toll on your oral health. Proper diet … Read more

Chewing Gum and Dental Health

Many people chew gum simply for the taste, flavor, or to cover up bad breath. Well, for whatever reason you chew gum, keep it up. Chewing sugarless gum after every meal stimulates salivary flow which clears food from the mouth and neutralizes plaque acid. By chewing gum, you increase the production of saliva by 10 … Read more

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Temporomandibular joint disorder, pronounced TEMP-er-o-man-DIB-u-ler and also called TMJ, affects the joints that serve as hinges for your jaws, located in front of the ears. The bottom jaw is connected to the temporal bone of the skull, hence its name. If you have TMJ, one or both of these joints swell and can cause you … Read more

Canker Sores

Canker sores are very common and small and are either simple or more complex sores. Most go unnoticed and don’t cause much bother while some can make eating and talking uncomfortable. Many things can cause a canker sore, but it’s hard to pin point an exact one. Simple canker sores tend to appear when stress … Read more

Bleeding Gums

If your gums bleed while your brushing or flossing your teeth, it can be due to several different reasons or conditions. Some are more serious than others, but bleeding gums should not be ignored. It could be a sign of a serious condition or it might just be because you are brushing too hard. No … Read more

Types of Dental Anesthesia

There are a few types of anesthesia your dentist can give you during a procedure. Depending on your specific condition and treatment, a different type of anesthesia will be administered. You could receive local anesthesia or sedation and general anesthesia. These anesthetics will help give you a pleasant, pain-free procedure while you’re awake or asleep. … Read more

Glossitis

Glossitis is inflammation or infection of the tongue. It can cause the tongue to change color and swell. Your tongue can appear smoother because the papillae have been lost, the small projections on the tongue that contain taste buds. If the cause of inflammation is removed, Glossitis can heal properly. The symptoms of Glossitis include: … Read more

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