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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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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Bottled Water or Tap Water: What’s Better?

Tap water and bottled water are generally comparable in terms of safety. However, there is a long-standing argument about which one is better for you to drink daily. Let’s take a deeper look at what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), regulation of water sources, manufacturing of bottled water versus…

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Dental Filling: Inlay or Composite?

Why do you need a dental filling? A dental filling replaces parts of your tooth that have been lost through wear, damage, and/or decay. First, your dentist will carefully remove all the decay from your tooth, clean the affected area, and then restore the cavity with a strong, durable filling. Tooth decay dissolves your teeth,…

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What You Should know about Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been injured or develops tooth decay, your dentist will recommend treatments to save the tooth first such as a filling or crown. In cases where the tooth is too severely damaged, your dentist may recommend for…

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Effects of Smoking & Drinking on Your Oral Health

People who smoke tobacco products and drink alcohol may be at serious risk when it comes to their oral health. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes declined from 20.9% in 2005 to 16.8% in 2014. This change is due to the increased public awareness…

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Is Your Diet Harming Your Teeth?

May 13, 2014 We’ve all been taught from an early age that sugary foods such as candy and soda can be harmful to our teeth. However, it is important to know that other foods in your diet can be bad for your oral health. It’s not just candy and sugary drinks that should only be…

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