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General Dentistry

Cut Sugar from Your Diet for Better Dental Health

Protect your teeth from cavities by cutting sugar out of your diet.

We have all heard that sugar is bad for our teeth, but it really is true. Sugar that sticks to our teeth after we eat something sweet feeds harmful bacteria. These bacteria can cause dental issues such as cavities or gum disease. Reducing the amount of sugar we consume can reduce the amount of harmful…

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Is Chewing Gum Good for Your Teeth?

Sugarless chewing gum stimulates saliva flow in the mouth.

Many people may view chewing gum as a type of candy, and therefore, think it can contribute to causing cavities. Although any sugary food, including chewing gum, can result in a cavity or other dental conditions; sugarless chewing gum has scientifically demonstrated that it can protect the teeth. How does Sugarless Chewing Gum Protect Teeth?…

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How to Clean and Preserve Your Dentures

An image of the top rox of teeth of a full denture set.

Whether you have fixed, full or partial dentures, they need to be cleaned every day, just like natural teeth. Bacteria and plaque can still build up on dentures, even though they are artificial, so it is important to continuously maintain your dental health.   How to Clean Removable Full and Partial Dentures Remove your dentures…

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Regular Cleaning vs Periodontal Maintenance

A dentist administers periodontal maintenance on a patient.

It is important for all patients, especially those who have gum disease, to understand the difference between regular teeth cleanings and periodontal maintenance.   Regular Cleanings Regular cleanings are administered to patients who do not have the symptoms of advanced gum disease, such as bone loss, infections around the teeth, bleeding, receded gums, or exposed…

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What is Gum Disease?

Plaque buildup can lead to the early stages of gum disease.

Gum disease, also referred to as Periodontitis, is a bacterial growth in the mouth that, if not properly treated, results in conditions ranging between inflamed and bleeding gums to the loss of teeth and gum tissue. The Stages of Gum Disease The first stage of gum disease is called Gingivitis. During this stage, bacteria in…

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What Dental Filling is the Best for You?

An illustration of decaying teeth and cavities that require dental fillings.

When a section of tooth has been damaged by decay or a cavity, your dentist may recommend a dental filling. During this dental procedure, the decaying tooth material is removed and the area is filled in with material to restore the look and function of the tooth. Dental fillings can also be used to repair…

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