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What You Should Know About Grinding Your Teeth

Do you grind your teeth? If so, you may not even be aware that you’re doing it. If you are aware of the habit, it’s probably because your dentist has noticed the effects, or your spouse or a close loved one has brought it to your attention. Here’s what you should know about teeth grinding. Bruxism refers to the act …

Chronic Bad Breath? You May Need to Visit the Dentist

Chronic Bad Breath? You May Need to Visit the Dentist

Also known as halitosis, bad breath can be highly embarrassing. “Morning breath” and similar conditions are common, short-lived, and easy to fix. For some people, though, bad breath can become chronic. If you have stubborn bad breath that is not corrected by brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, visit the dentist as soon as possible. There are many factors that can contribute …

How Your Teeth Can Predict Heart Disease & Diabetes

How Your Teeth Can Predict Heart Disease and Diabetes

Recent research suggests that there’s a link between oral health and serious, chronic health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. By taking care of your oral health through regular brushing, flossing, and proactive dental care, you can likely reduce your risk of being diagnosed with a serious health condition. Here are some of the things that researchers have found …

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Financing Dental Work: What You Should Know

Dental care is essential to keeping both your mouth and your body healthy. Those who go without regular dental work are at risk for painful abscesses, tooth loss, systemic infections, and even heart disease. Yet dental work is expensive, and most people don’t have dental insurance. Fortunately, there are several ways to finance your vital dental work. The first step …

How to Prevent Cavities: What You Should Know

Even the cleanest mouth harbors numerous types of bacteria, some helpful and some harmful. When harmful bacteria form a colony on your teeth, cavities can occur. Preventing cavities is an ongoing struggle, but there are five main methods to reduce your risks. The single best way to prevent cavities is to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth and gums. This …