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smoking and oral health

Smoking and Your Oral Health

Many people don’t realize the negative smoking can have on their oral health. It’s also a major cause of bad breath. How does smoking affect your oral health?  Gum disease Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss. Smoking can interfere with normal gum cells making them more susceptible to infection, inflammation, andRead more

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Bad Breath Causes and Solutions

PREVENT AND TREAT BAD BREATH Bad breath or halitosis is a common problem that can affect your social interactions, your confidence at work, and your ability to communicate with others. The main cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Other causes can be because of an unhealthy lifestyle and eating foods with a strongRead more

brushing too much?

Is it Possible to Brush Too Much?

Since we were young, the importance of brushing our teeth is ingrained into our minds by our parents, public service announcements, dental hygienists, and dentists. However, is it possible to do too much of a good thing? Upon the recommendation of The American Dental Association, adults should brush their teeth for 2 minutes, twice aRead more

Oral Cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Every April the American Cancer Society shifts its focus to oral cancer and the importance of early detection. Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers occur most often in the tongue, tonsils, oropharynx, gums, and other parts of the mouth.  The Society’s most recent estimates believe that in 2021 we will see about 54,010 new cases ofRead more

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A Proper Oral Hygiene Routine

We often talk about the importance of a good oral hygiene routine to ensure a happy and healthy mouth, but are we really maintaining a good routine? There are certain details we miss or often take for granted, so while we’re already putting in the time and effort, we might as well make sure weRead more