4 Coping Techniques for Dental Visits

If the thought of going to the dentist makes you feel anxious, you’re not alone. WebMD reports 5-8 percent of Americans avoid scheduling dental checkups due to fear. And about 20 percent of Americans will see the dentist only when absolutely necessary. Consider four coping techniques to make dental visits easier: 1. Communicate fears – … Read Full Article

Rewards for Good Dental Health!

Many Americans take excellent care of their teeth and gums. They visit the dentist once or twice a year for exams and cleanings. But often they don’t use a lot of their annual maximum benefit. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a reward for good oral health?

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7 Health Problems Dentists Can Detect

Did you know hygienists and dentists can detect clues about your health during a dental exam? Not only can they see signs of cavities, gum disease and oral cancer, they may notice symptoms of other medical conditions. 1. Diabetes – Abscesses by tooth roots or on the gums between teeth are caused by bacterial infection. … Read Full Article

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7 Reasons Your Teeth are Sensitive

When you drink something hot or cold, do you feel a zing in your teeth? One in eight people suffer from oversensitive teeth, according to a survey of U.S. dental offices reported in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Teeth become sensitive when the enamel on the outside, or the tissue between the teeth … Read Full Article

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6 Things to Avoid for Healthy Teeth

Your smile can give a wonderful first impression. That’s why it’s important to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Review six things that can ruin your smile, as provided by Health. 1. Tobacco – Smoking cigarettes can yellow teeth, experts report. Tar from tobacco products leaves a sticky film on teeth that can collect bacteria, … Read Full Article

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Avoid 6 Common Dental Health Mistakes

You want to keep your teeth healthy, but it’s easy to make mistakes with your dental health that you may later regret. Review six of 20 common dental errors: Storing toothbrushes – Use a soft-bristled brush to thoroughly clean your teeth, gums and tongue. Rinse the brush with cool water and stand it upright in a container to air … Read Full Article

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5 Lunch Choices That Keep Teeth Healthy

Eating a “sack lunch” at school or work can become boring. It may be tempting to buy pre-made lunch items at the store, but often these choices have preservatives and extra salt that are not good for your body, teeth or gums. Consider these five choices for lunches that can keep teeth healthy: 1. Protein – … Read Full Article


6 Facts About Adult Braces

As adults age, some may wonder whether it’s too late to have braces put on to enhance their smiles by repairing crooked teeth and/or bite problems. Dental experts claim orthodontia treatment is an option at any age. Review these six facts: Adolescents and adults – For years, adolescents ages 9 to 14 were the primary … Read Full Article

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7 Red Flags to Avoid When Choosing a Dental Office

A new job or change in dental carriers may require you to switch dentists. Many people select a new dentist based on recommendations from family, co-workers or friends. Others review online ratings or choose a dentist based on location. Whatever the process, before making the first appointment, check the office’s operations and review this list … Read Full Article


Health Problems Visible to Your Dentist

You know that good oral health requires regular dental appointments for checkups and professional cleanings each year. But you may not know that during the exam your dentist may see signs of diseases, neglect and lifestyle habits. Review seven of the 12 health tips featured in Prevention magazine: Acid damage – Etched enamel on the … Read Full Article


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