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That Headache You Have Could Be Related to Your Teeth

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Bruxism, headache, Headache and Bruxism | 0 comments

That Headache You Have Could Be Related to Your Teeth

  Headaches and bruxism affect thousands of the American population.  How is it possible to have a headache even before you get out of bed? Bruxism is the act of clenching the jaw or grinding the teeth during sleep, and that could be the cause of your headaches. Bruxism is a dangerous dental problem that can lead to a host of other issues  besides headaches, such as tooth wear and broken teeth, and it can also do damage to the bone structure of the jaw joint with temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ syndrome). Sleeping with a clenched...

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Brushing Teeth: Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in brushing and flossing | 0 comments

Brushing Teeth: Do’s and Don’ts

Brushing teeth is easy, right? Even though you’ve been brushing your teeth for years, you might be surprised to find that you’re not doing it properly. Dr. Terrance Wolbaum, of Pioneer Hills Dental, provides oral hygiene instruction as part of preventative care instruction for his young patients. Adults may need a refresher too! The following are some guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA) for brushing teeth properly. Good brushing habits help to avoid oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath or...

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Give Thanks for Modern Dentistry

Posted by on Nov 24, 2018 in modern dentistry | 0 comments

Give Thanks for Modern Dentistry

Thanksgiving is a time to pause and think about the many things we have to be grateful for. Counted among those things, are the advancements made in dental services that are available today. Until 1938 toothbrushes were made of animal hair bristles. It wasn’t until then that nylon toothbrushes made with synthetic bristles, were available. Naturally, people preferred the nylon synthetic toothbrushes because they were softer and more hygienic. Early dental procedures were done with unsophisticated simplistic tools, often in unsanitary...

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Is Your Genetic Code Playing a Part in Your Oral Health Problems?

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in oral health | 0 comments

Is Your Genetic Code Playing a Part in Your Oral Health Problems?

Genetics may play a bigger role in your oral health than you think. It’s possible that you inherited more than your dark hair from your father.  You may also have an increased likelihood for problems with your oral health. Many issues with your oral condition can be linked to genetic factors, leaving you at higher risk for problems with your teeth and gums, regardless of your personal habits in caring for your teeth. Oral Health Conditions Can Run in the Family Dental hygiene and how you care for your teeth are not a genetic conditions. Those...

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The Link Between Diabetes and Oral Health

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in diabetes | 0 comments

The Link Between Diabetes and Oral Health

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and according to the American Diabetes Association, “nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes.” People with diabetes are at an increased risk for serious gum disease because they are generally more susceptible to bacterial infection, and have a decreased ability to fight bacteria that invade the gums.  Diabetes affects your blood glucose levels, which can damage blood vessels that help your gums stay healthy. Uncontrolled diabetes weakens white blood cells, which are the body’s main...

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Health Problems that Stem from Gum Disease

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in gum disease, periodontal disease | 0 comments

Health Problems that Stem from Gum Disease

Did you know that some low-grade health problems can stem from gum disease?  Chronic conditions, poor nutrition, oral hygiene habits and more can affect not only your overall health, but your oral health and vice versa. Find out how! Health Problems that Are Linked with Gum Disease Did you know that research has shown that certain serious conditions are linked to gum disease? “Besides what it does to the mouth, gum disease has been linked to conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature births or low birth weight....

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Why Is Sugar Bad for Your Teeth?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2018 in sugar and your teeth | 0 comments

Why Is Sugar Bad for Your Teeth?

Sugar and teeth are not a good combination. Sugar is directly related to your risk for tooth decay, but many people don’t know how exactly. Sugar is found in many foods you can buy at the store, and it’s the food that bacteria needs to make plaque. That plaque is what erodes and decays your teeth over time through a specific process. The key is to eliminate that plaque when it forms and to limit your sugar intake. Find out how sugar is related to tooth decay, how that decay forms and what you can do about sugar to have good oral health. Sugar...

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Oral Hygiene Routine: Why You Need One!

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in oral care, oral hygiene | 0 comments

Oral Hygiene Routine: Why You Need One!

Do you have an oral hygiene routine? Many patients know that brushing and flossing the teeth are important, but they don’t know all the oral hygiene guidelines they should be following. This is just one reason so many patients have tooth decay and gum disease. Find out what a great oral hygiene routine looks like and how you can keep your teeth intact and healthy throughout life! Preventive Care with Oral Hygiene Habits When it comes to brushing and flossing your teeth, how long and with what frequency should you perform these actions?...

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Healthy Teeth for Fall

Posted by on Oct 13, 2018 in healthy teeth | 0 comments

Healthy Teeth for Fall

Fall is here and many holidays are on the horizon that could impact healthy teeth. Halloween, Christmas and Thanksgiving are all major times for lots of sugary treats and busy schedules. This can leave patients open to more oral health problems such as tooth decay. You can have healthy teeth throughout the fall, winter, holidays and busy times with the right oral hygiene practices. Use these tips for protecting your teeth against decay, tooth sensitivity with cold temperatures, damage from sugar and more! Educate Yourself About Sugar Sugar...

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Gum Disease Planing and Root Scaling

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in gum disease | 0 comments

Gum Disease Planing and Root Scaling

Gum disease affects more than 64.7 million Americans. This condition is a chronic disease that stems from poor oral hygiene habits. If plaque sits on the teeth, it’s acidic content causes the gums to recede and can lead to gum infections and tooth loss. If you have gum problems, root planing and scaling is a service that can help soothe your affected gums. This is a removal of infection and debris in gum pockets that can help patients combat the effects of this disease to reverse it. Gingivitis Many people know that taking care of the teeth...

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