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Root Canal Procedure

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Root Canal Procedure

When the nerve of your tooth becomes infected, a successful root canal treatment lets you keep the tooth rather than having to pull it out. Keeping your tooth helps to prevent your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems. Saving a natural tooth avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth. What is root canal treatment? Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is the process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth. The space inside the hard layers of each tooth is called the root canal system. This system is filled with soft...

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Causes of Bad Breath

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Causes of Bad Breath

Causes of Bad Breath Poor oral hygiene Periodontal (gum) disease Smoking Dry mouth Alcohol Recreational drugs Foods (onions, garlic, coffee, etc…) Dehydration Poor diet Sinus/nasal infection Lung disease Respiratory infection Throat infection Diabetes Heart burn Liver Disease Intestinal infection Poor intestinal Bacteria Acid reflex/GERD Kidney disease What to do Consult with your doctor to see if you have an undiagnosed medical condition that may be causing bad breath.  Some prescribed medications can cause dry mouth which can lead to bad breath. Book an appointment with your dentist...

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Tooth Brush Bristles

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Tooth Brush Bristles

Bigger/Better, Harder/Stronger? NO!!!!! Soft toothbrushes are best. Small compact toothbrush heads are more easily adapted around teeth then large toothbrush heads.  When it comes to toothbrushes sometimes less is more.  Medium and hard toothbrushes are made with bristles that are ridged and not as easily adapted around teeth.  Brushing aggressively with heavy pressure and scrubbing back and forth, especially with a hard brush can cause gums to recede and a rounded notch to form at the gum line. What to look for in a tooth brush:  Soft or extra soft bristles with a small or compact head. Why...

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Top 5 Reasons to Floss

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons to Floss

Top 10 reasons to floss Reduces the risk of cavities between teeth. Improves gum health. Experience fresher breath. Remove food debris from in-between the teeth. High fives from your dental hygienist.

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