Can my genetics make me more prone to dental issues?

Do you have a perfect oral health regime, and yet are still plagued with cavities? Maybe you have been flossing and brushing on a consistent basis since you were a child, and regardless, you’ve lost count of the fillings you’ve needed over the years! Although lifestyle does play a major part in how quickly tooth […]

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I want straight teeth, but don’t like the look of braces. What are my options?

While traditional braces remain one of the most effective ways of straightening teeth and correcting bite issues, many teenagers and adults are apprehensive about the cosmetic side to wearing metal brackets and wires for an extended period of time. As dentistry has progressed, the options that are available beyond braces have become increasingly effective. Some […]

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Increased dental risks during cold & flu season

As important as it is to get adequate rest when you’re not feeling well, putting in the time to take care of your oral health should be a priority, because a variety of dental concerns can come along with sickness. If you are fighting the cold or flu and your immune system is weakened, the last […]

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What is baby bottle tooth decay?

When a baby is fussy and needs to be soothed, a caregiver’s first inclination is usually to reach for a bottle or a pacifier, perhaps dipped in something like honey or syrup. This is a common practice as it provides almost instant relief and can lull a baby to sleep quickly. However, it may surprise […]

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Can pregnancy affect my oral health?

Did you know that gingivitis affects roughly 50% of women who are pregnant? Gum disease is only one of many surprising dental issues that pregnant women can face.  Many changes are happening in a woman’s body as she carries a baby, and some of these changes have a direct effect on oral health. Knowing what […]

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