Why Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity is characterized by a sharp painful sensation that occurs when the teeth are exposed to hot and cold drinks and/or food. Sensitive teeth are very common and usually not a cause for serious concern unless you have an undiagnosed oral health condition. Undiagnosed dental diseases often get worse and don’t tend to clear…

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Are Porcelain Veneers For You?

Porcelain veneers are customized, tooth-colored coverings that are bonded to the teeth to improve their look and functionality. Veneers can correct a multitude of cosmetic dental concerns including crooked, discolored, small/short, misshapen, chipped and/or broken teeth. While results vary, porcelain veneers can last up to fifteen years and are stain-resistant which adds to their appeal.…

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Geographic Tongue

Geographic tongue refers to a condition that causes a patchy, bordered-like appearance on the surface of the tongue. The tongue is covered in small raised bumps called papillae, but because the papillae is missing in the patchy areas, the tongue appears smooth. Although the appearance of the tongue can be alarming, geographic tongue is no…

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The Link Between Smoking & Gum Disease

Smoking cigarettes is a major cause for concern among dentists and healthcare providers worldwide. Not only does smoking create a host of respiratory and cardiovascular health issues, but it wreaks havoc on oral health. According to the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, smoking is one of the leading causes for periodontal (gum) disease. Aside…

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Mental Health & Dentistry

Psychiatric illnesses negatively affect dental health if proper preventive measures are not taken. According to the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, people suffering from severe mental illness are 2.7 times more likely to lose their teeth than the general population. Although, patients who are not considered severely mentally ill may still have anxious reactions when it…

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5 Bad Dental Habits to Break

Throughout the average person’s life, we fall into habits that can have positive or negative impacts on our health. Habits often form from a repetitive action and can be difficult to break. When it comes to dental health, poor habits can actually break your teeth and harm your jaw. The following common habits are important…

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General Anesthesia For Dentistry

General anesthesia for dentistry provides a safe and effective method for treating dental conditions in patients that request or require care while they are unconscious and relaxed. There are several indications for the use of general anesthesia during dental treatments. Indications vary from the presence of severe dental anxiety and phobias, to developmental disabilities. General…

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Gastrointestinal Disorders vs. Oral Health

Did you know that certain gastrointestinal issues can negatively affect your oral health? According to the American Dental Association, diseases like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) wear away the enamel on the teeth. Other gastrointestinal conditions that affect oral health include peptic ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. If you suffer from any sort of gastrointestinal condition,…

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Secure Your Dentures With TeethXpress

Most people are familiar with the sight of grandparents or aunts and uncles removing their dentures before going to bed at night—for some, a truly grotesque vision. Dentures often require an unfortunate, gunky glue that attaches them to the gums. On one hand, this sounds like a simple fix to being toothless, but if you…

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