Can I go to the dentist if I have cold sores?

As your stare into the mirror examining the sore on your lip, you realize you have your next cleaning with your dentist coming up. You’ve gotten these sores in the past and know that it’s a cold sore. You also know that the virus that causes cold sores is incredibly contagious, so what do you […]

What do I do if my dentist can’t find the source of tooth pain?

Tooth pain is usually assumed to come from an oral related issue such as cavities, gum  infections, or fractured/broken teeth. Despite the majority of the time these problems are a result of one of the above or a related issue, sometimes a “toothache” can actually be pain stemming from a location other than your mouth.  […]

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is one of the most common forms of periodontal (gum) disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, nearly 50% of Americans have some form of gum disease. Gingivitis causes irritation, redness, and swelling of your gingiva, which is the part of your gums around the base of your teeth. Although gingivitis is mild, […]

Is Avocado Good for My Dental Health?

Avocados have become a very trendy superfood recently. But actually, they are packed full of important vitamins and minerals that help strengthen and protect your teeth and gums. Avocado is among the best foods for your dental health. Benefits of Avocado: Fight Tooth Decay: The potassium that avocados have helps fight tooth decay. Potassium helps […]

Importance of Saliva and its Effects on Your Mouth

Saliva is an important part of a healthy body. It is mostly made of water but also contains important substances that your body needs to digest food and keep your teeth strong. Saliva is important because it: Keeps mouth moist and comfortable Helps chew, taste, and swallow Fights germs in your mouth and prevents bad breath Has proteins and minerals that protect tooth […]

Is Smokeless Tobacco Harmful?

There is no such thing as a harmless tobacco product. Smokeless Tobacco can cause serious health problems. Just because you are not smoking it, doesn’t mean it can’t be harmful. Many types of cancers, as well as your teeth and overall oral health, are certainly not safe from the adverse effects of tobacco products.  Types […]

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