Common Nitrous Sedation

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Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a colorless gas typically used in dental settings for sedation and pain relief. The gas is given to the patient through a small nosepiece and is designed to create a feeling of calmness and relaxation. While under nitrous sedation, patients remain awake and alert. Patients are still […]

Missing Teeth: Dentures and Partial Dentures

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More than 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth, and 36 million do not have any teeth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Having missing teeth can change a person’s appearance and impact their confidence. It can also negatively affect the alignment of their smile, making it more difficult […]

All About Flossing!

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Flossing is an important step in an oral hygiene routine. This daily activity can help dislodge food stuck between your teeth, reduce the amount of plaque in your mouth, and ward off tooth decay and gum disease. While the importance of flossing has been expressed time and time again, many people continue to skip this […]

A Complete Oral Hygiene Routine

Oral Hygiene

Everyone’s oral hygiene routine is a little different. You may use a different type of toothpaste than someone else or you may floss before you brush. While certain aspects may vary, everyone should follow a similar regimen to protect their oral health and guard against gum disease and tooth decay. Here is a look at […]

The Effects of Sugar on Your Teeth

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Cookies, cakes, and other sweets make for a tasty occasional treat. However, too much sugar in your diet can have an adverse effect on your smile. There is a direct connection between sugar consumption and tooth decay. The mouth contains tiny microbes that turn sugar into acids which break down tooth enamel, often resulting in […]

Why Your Six Month Dental Check-Up Is Important

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How often do you visit your dentist? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), just 52.3 percent of adults reported that they had visited their dentist every six months for the past few years. An additional 15.4 percent reported visiting their dentist annually, and 11.0 percent say they only see a dentist once every two […]

What To Do About Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that can cause interrupted sleep and a poor quality of life. People with this disorder typically experience abnormal breathing, including periods of shallow breathing or pauses in breathing that can last several seconds to minutes. This repeated stopping and starting of breathing can occur upwards of 30 or […]

What to Expect On Your Toddler’s First Dental Visit

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Visiting the dentist for the first time can be an exciting time for young children. These visits can also be highly informative for parents. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), a child should visit a dental provider by age one or within six months after their first tooth has erupted. Seeing a […]

Regular Tongue Cleaning

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When it comes to good oral health, tongue cleaning is often overlooked. Brushing and flossing are key to keeping your teeth strong and healthy, but even with regular brushing and flossing, your breath can suffer. This is because odor-producing bacteria can grow on the tongue, leading to problems like chronic bad breath. Tongue cleaning is […]

BASIC ORAL HEALTH: SYMPTOMS, TYPES, CAUSES & REMEDIES

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Oral health and hygiene is the part of self-care that some people forget or bypass as they prioritize other important tasks. Some people don’t brush their teeth after meals or at least three times a day. And some even go as far as not brushing their teeth at all before going out, or in a […]