Posts Categorized: Oral Health


How to Keep Gums Healthy

We often think of teeth when we think of maintaining good oral hygiene and a winning smile. But what we most often overlook is the unsung hero: The Gums. Gums help keep teeth secure, and form a tight seal around the roots of teeth to prevent bacteria from harming the roots of teeth. Keeping gums… Read more


3 Reasons You Need Regular Dental Exams

Although it is tempting to skip out on things we don’t like, such as exercise, unwanted tasks, or that family dinner you just can’t get out of, one thing that you shouldn’t skip is a regular check with your dentist. Dental exams are crucial to good oral health, and may have more benefits than you… Read more


Remedies for Mouth Sores

Some of us know mouth sores and canker sores all too well. You feel one coming on and you know you’re doomed for a week of painful eating and brushing, and sometimes downright misery. But what remedies can treat these unwanted sores, and potentially prevent them from forming? What Causes Mouth Sores? Canker sores are… Read more

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DIY Remedies for Dry Mouth

Called xerostomia by the professional name-givers, dry mouth occurs when saliva production is halted or inhibited. Dry mouth can be caused by several different factors, and it’s often an side effect of medication. More than being an inconvenience, a chronically dry mouth can cause more severe health problems, including tooth decay. If you do have… Read more

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Methemoglobinemia: What it is and What Causes it

Methemoglobinemia, boy that’s a mouthful isn’t it? But what is methemoglobinemia and what causes it? Methemoglobinemia is blood disorder in which an inordinate amount of methemoglobin, a form of hemoglobin, is produced in the bloodstream. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries and distributes oxygen to the rest of the body. With… Read more

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The Truth Behind Fluoride in the Water Supply

For several years, people have argued over whether or not fluoridation of public water sources is safe and has the best interests of the public in mind. Water fluoridation is the addition of chemical fluoride to community water supplies for the sake of reducing the occurrence of cavities in the population. Fluoridation officially became a… Read more

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FAQ’s on Oral Health When You’re Pregnant

While it’s a common belief that you should avoid dentist visits during pregnancy, it’s actually very important to continue to see your dentist and let us know that you are pregnant. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause some serious oral health issues that must be addressed to ensure the health and safety of both you… Read more

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Diabetes and Dental Health

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you are aware of the extra precautions you must take in order to maintain your health. You may not be aware, however, that your condition also has effects on your dental health. Here are some of the issues involving diabetes and your oral health: Gum Disease People with diabetes… Read more

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