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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Baby bottle tooth decay occurs when sweetened liquids or those with natural sugars, such as milk, formula, and fruit juice, cling to infants’ teeth for a long period of time. Bacteria thrive on this sugary debris and create acids that begin attacking the teeth. Children whose pacifiers are dipped...

Trends in Dentistry

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13 Top Dental Trends for 2020

Through consulting with clients and monitoring industry thought leaders, we have compiled a list of 13 trends we’re predicting in 2020. It’s no secret that the dental industry is going through a technological revolution that is contributing to higher quality patient care, and in turn creating hig...

Tooth Replacement Options

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5 Tooth Replacement Options Your Dentist May Recommend

In dentistry, we are looking to ensure our patients have healthy and strong teeth that allow them to eat, smile and talk confidently. For many individuals, this is a challenge and leads them to look for the best options for replacement teeth. While we are always looking to preserve a patient’s na...

Why do Dentists take blood pressure

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Why Does My Dentist Take My Blood Pressure?

You may be wondering why a dentist took your blood pressure at a routine cleaning or prior to a dental procedure. In recent years, many dentists, especially oral surgeons, have begun to take their patients’ blood pressure as a best practice. Known as the ‘silent killer,’ hypertension, or high blo...

Emergency Dental Insurance

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Is Dental Insurance Worth It?

For most people, having health insurance is a no-brainer. Even if you’re pretty healthy, you want that reassurance that if something serious happens, your insurance will pay for most of the outrageous costs of medical care. But what about dental insurance? There’s usually a coverage cap of $1,000...

Do I Need Dental XRays Every Year

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Do I Really Need X-rays Every Year?

Dental X-Rays have become a common adjunct to a routine dental exam and are a standard of care practice, helping detect early signs of tooth decay, monitor jaw and tooth formation for adolescents and observe overall oral health not visible to the naked eye. Why Do Dentists Push X-rays? While dent...

Dentist vs Orthodontist

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Dentist vs. Orthodontist for Braces – Which one is Better

Do you want to align your teeth but confuse, you need to see a dentist or orthodontist? This is a big question that people ever ask. There are many differences and similarities between the dentist and the orthodontist. If you want to straighten your teeth, then it is necessary to find out what or...

Causes of Tooth Pain

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Tooth Pain: Common Causes and Prevention

Your dentist knows best: Brush at least twice a day, floss every day, and be sure to brush your gum line. Taking good care of your teeth greatly reduces the likelihood and severity of tooth pain. Common causes of tooth pain are often related to poor oral hygiene. But if you are experiencing persi...

Benefits of Straight Teeth

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The Top 3 Surprising Reasons Why Straight Teeth Matter

Are you considering straightening your smile with orthodontic treatment? You have good reason to invest in yourself! A recent study revealed that almost 80% of patients who completed orthodontic treatment felt that teeth straightening was one of the most life-changing decisions that they ever mad...

Oral Health

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Oral Health and Your Growing Child

When should a child first see the dentist and how should you care for their growing teeth? Your child’s oral health depends on a wholesome diet and teaching them good hygiene habits — along with early exams and intervention when there’s an issue. Infancy and Early Childhood Our teeth begin to eme...

Side Effects of Teeth Whitening

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Too much whitening may damage teeth, new study finds

The very product you are using to whiten your teeth may be damaging them, a new study suggests In three experiments, researchers found the active ingredient in tooth whiteners, hydrogen peroxide, can eat away at dentin, the material right below the protective enamel and covering the sensitive str...

When to Take Infant to Dentist

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Dentistry for the New Mom and Dad

My wife and I are having our first baby very soon, and I know that I’ll be looking for all kinds of answers to help me along the way in raising my little girl to be as healthy and strong as she possibly can be. I will look to others for guidance and answers as much as possible, and as a dentist h...

Teeth Whitening at Home vs Dentist

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Home Whitening vs In-Office Whitening

Should you try at-home teeth whitening products or visit your dentist to whiten your teeth? We compare your options for a whiter, brighter smile. As many as 86% of Canadians want whiter teeth, so this information should help you decide what’s best for you. What Are the Active Ingredients in White...

Symptoms of Candidiasis

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How Do You Get Candida Infections and How Are They Treated?

To prevent candidiasis in the esophagus, mouth, and throat simply maintain proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth, rinse the mouth, and use…Candida is one of many types of yeast that find a home in our bodies. Usually, it inhabits the mouth, the belly, or the skin in small amounts, and in these qu...

Dental Patient Selection

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Patient selection: Instincts, courage and healthy relationships

Of the nearly 3,500 professional liability claims The Dentists Insurance Company addressed between 2012 and 2017, many could have been avoided or mitigated had the dentist been more cautious about choosing which patients to accept into care. “Prevention is the best strategy to avoid risk,” said T...

Tooth Cavity Treatment

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Here is what you should know about tooth cavities

Cavities are holes that develop on teeth as a result of decay. They can cause symptoms including toothache. Without treatment, cavities can worsen over time and cause other problems. Practicing good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent them. Tooth decay occurs from a buildup of dental plaque i...

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