The Effects of Coffee on Your Teeth

effects of coffee on your teeth

In our dental practice, we see firsthand the effects of coffee on our patients’ teeth. Coffee is an essential part of millions of people’s morning routine. It warms us up on a cold morning and gives us the energy we need to start our day. 49% of coffee drinkers would rather give up their cell…

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Are You Flossing Your Teeth the Right Way?

flossing teeth right way

Your dentist has probably told you (repeatedly) how important it is to floss your teeth. But, did you know there is a right and wrong way to floss your teeth? If you’re doing it wrong, you’re not reaping the benefits of flossing. Flossing helps remove bacteria above the gumline. When you floss, you may think…

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Does Oil Pulling Improve Oral Health?

does oil pulling improve oral health

In our dental practice, we often talk to patients who are looking for natural ways to improve their health. Oil pulling is a natural oral health aid that has gained popularity recently, although it isn’t a new technique. People have used oil pulling for centuries to keep their teeth and gums healthy and free of…

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How Stress Affects Your Teeth

stress affects teeth

Stress damages the body in more ways than you might think. Everyone knows that constant stress puts unnecessary pressure on the cardiovascular system and heart. It also causes muscles throughout the body to tighten, restricting blood flow and putting pressure on the joints. Stress affects your teeth as well and can cause damage to your…

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The Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

causes of tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can prevent you from enjoying many of your favorite foods, not to mention the uncomfortable feeling when you breathe in cold air or drink cold beverages. Many people don’t realize that they can be causing tooth sensitivity with the foods they eat or how they care for their teeth. Causes of Tooth Sensitivity…

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Don’t Break a Tooth! Avoid These 5 Foods

foods bad for teeth

A common dental emergency arises when patients bite into something hard and break a tooth. Adults and kids alike should always consider the health of their teeth before biting into certain foods. Most of us, however, don’t think twice and often end up paying the price. Several foods are hard enough to break a tooth.…

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Getting to the Root of Tooth Pain

root tooth pain

One of the most common types of tooth pain that we see in our practice involves the root of the tooth. In some cases, the problem may actually be a cavity, but in many cases, it may be simple root tooth pain. When people go to the dentist for tooth pain, they often are unsure…

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Preventive Dental Care Starts With Good Nutrition

dental care and good nutrition

In preventive dental care, it is commonly known that a healthy mouth starts with good nutrition. A person who eats a healthy diet has a reduced risk of infection and is healthier than someone who eats an excessive amount of sweets and foods with low nutritional value. Preventive Dental Care and Good Nutrition Natural foods…

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