Protect Your Teeth and Gums for the New Year

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The year has sprung anew once more, but your oral health care habits should remain the same. Safe and effective oral health care habits should not change year-to-year like passing diet fads do because oral health care habits are proven most effective for your everyday care. Although additional measures such as professional cleanings can take… Read more »

Do You Have an Abscessed Tooth?

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An abscessed tooth, also known as a periapical abscess, is a pocket of pus (a thick, yellowish fluid) in a tooth caused by an infection. This can develop when the nerve of the tooth is dying or dead. It happens on the tip of the tooth’s root and spreads out. If the pus is not… Read more »

The Problem with Dry Mouth

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If you experience dry mouth you are not alone. Dry mouth is a common problem stemming from a decrease in saliva produced by the salivary glands. It can arise as a side effect of medication or by a condition that directly affects the salivary glands. Proper saliva production is vital because it helps prevent tooth… Read more »

Do You Have Receding Gums?

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Do you have red, swollen, tender or bleeding gums? Or have a bad taste in the mouth that won’t go away, along with bad breath? These are indications of gum disease, especially if you can actually see your gums receding from the teeth. What are receding gums? This is when the gum tissue surrounding teeth pulls… Read more »