How to Fight off Gum Disease

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One of the more scary issues when it comes to our oral health care is gum disease. Tooth loss and throat cancer are associated gum disease. Even some cases of heart disease are linked to periodontitis. No matter how scary this is, gum disease is one of the most easily preventable diseases adults are currently… Read more »

Gingivitis: The Earliest Stage of Gum Disease

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Do you have tender, red, swollen, or bleeding gums? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have gingivitis. But do you know what gingivitis actually is? It’s actually the earliest stage of gum disease, and if it isn’t addressed, it can develop into something much more serious. Fortunately, there are several things you… Read more »

When Did Our Ancestors Begin Using Mouthwash?

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The importance of great oral hygiene has existed for several millennia. Archeologists have found evidence of ancient chewing sticks, pastes and even oral rinses. The use of oral rinses in particular dates back as far as the first century. Before people knew what really causes plaque and bad breath, they resorted to unconventional ingredients to… Read more »

What to do with Your Sensitive Teeth

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When tooth enamel erodes it can expose the dentin layer which lies underneath. Dentin is the layer above the gum line and cementum is the layer of the tooth beneath the gum line. Exposed dentin can cause hypersensitivity to hot or cold foods, or even cold air as you breathe in, because of the tubules… Read more »

All about Scaling and Planing

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There are many who are unaware of what scaling and planing entails and what it means for their mouth. Well today, we are going to give you all the information you need to know about scaling and planing. This treatment is typically recommended by your dentist after diagnosing periodontal (gum) disease. Your dentist will diagnose… Read more »