Woman with toothache

Why Does My Tooth Ache?

Toothaches are a common reason for dental visits. Most pain or discomfort is due to cavities. However, there are a number of other potential causes as well.

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Tongue Scraping—What it is and What it Could do for Your Oral Hygiene

At every dental appointment, dental patients are reminded of the importance of their at-home oral hygiene practices: Brush your teeth, floss, rinse and so on. Everyone knows the basics, but have you heard of tongue scraping?

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How Often Do You Need to See a Dentist?

Some say once a year, some say twice a year. The real answer to how many dentist appointments you need is not what you might expect!

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How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health

Among the many changes that women experience in their bodies when they become pregnant, changes to their oral health may be among the most surprising and perplexing.

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What Are Tooth Fillings Made Of? (Hint: Not Frosting!)

Ask anyone over the age of 40 and they'll tell you that getting a dental filling used to mean adding a gleam of metal to your mouth. Recently, modern dentistry has adopted new high-tech materials that imitate the look of natural teeth

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

With dental implants becoming a more and more popular solution to replace missing teeth, it's fair to ask: how long do dental implants last? The short answer is that dental implants can last a lifetime. Here's the long answer.

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3 Drinks That Have Way More Sugar Than You Think

The message that soda is bad for your teeth and your overall health is hard to avoid these days. Most of us already know that sugary soda pop should be treated as a special treat.

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The Truth About Oil Pulling

Among the many health fads and rumors going around the web, oil pulling is one that we dentists get asked about a lot. The question is, does oil pulling really prevent tooth decay?

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detox water can help cause tooth decay

Why Your Detox Water Is Bad For Your Teeth

These do-it-yourself fruit and herb infused water concoctions are supposed to be great for your overall health, but there's one problem: detox water can be really bad for your teeth!

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