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The ‘So What’ Of A Dental Exam

You find yourself in a dental chair while the dentist examines your mouth to address your primary dental emergency. But in addition, there are a number of different things that they are noting and observing.  All of this is included and part of the dental exam.  Many confuse this oral exam with a routine dental…

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Put The Care in Dental Care

Good dental care doesn’t just happen in a dental office.  It starts at home.  There are everyday things you can do to show you care for your teeth and gums that will improve your oral health. Dental Care at Home Just like your mom told you, don’t forget to brush your teeth.  From electric toothbrushes,…

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Oral Cancer or Mouth Sore

As we celebrate National Gum Care Month, we hope to highlight some gum conditions.  Disorders such as periodontal disease are important and deserve attention.  But others, like oral cancer, need awareness as well.  The most common symptom is a sore in the mouth, gums, or lips that does not heal.  Most of the injuries that occur to the…

Dental Emergency During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time for lots of change.  Between doctors appointments and preparing for your new arrival, it can be easy to overlook dental health.  Understanding the changes that occur with oral health during pregnancy is important not only for the mother but the unborn child as well. Some may wonder if it is safe…

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Understand Warning Signs In The Mouth

Wouldn’t it be nice if your mouth had a digital display like your car to tell you when there is a problem?  Luckily, our mouth does send warning signs of emergencies but we just don’t recognize them. Open up and say, “Ahhh…” We are going to give you a tour of your mouth to help…

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Bad Breath Breakdown

You may not know it, but your breath says more about you than where you ate for lunch!  Bad breath, or halitosis, can be a sign that you need to see the dentist rather than popping another mint into your mouth. What Causes Bad Breath? And no, it isn’t garlic! Your mouth is home to…

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Emergency Dental Questions

When you experience a dental emergency, sometimes you don’t know if you need to go to the dentist or not.  Here  are some questions that can help point you in the direction you need to go and help you decide if you need to call the dentist.  Plus, knowing the questions ahead of time helps…

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Problems You Need To Know About

Most of the time when you go to the dentist, it is for specific problems, like a toothache.  There isn’t a lot of time to sit around and talk.  While the dentist helps you remedy your current distress, there are other things he or she wishes you knew about teeth. Misconceptions about oral health are as…

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Keep Your Mouth Healthy: Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation

Getting your teeth cleaned and examined may seem like a routine procedure at this point. However, do you ever wonder exactly what your dentist is looking for? Aside from the normal cavities and plaque build-up, what makes a healthy mouth? Are there certain standards that they check for? The answer is yes. One of the…

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The Difference Between a Regular Cleaning & Debridement Cleaning?

You go to your regular dentist for a simple cleaning and are told you need a debridement instead. Is this a dental emergency? What have you been doing that lead to this? Most importantly, if your cleanings were covered, will insurance pay for this dental procedure? Brush up on the differences between a cleaning and…