Q&A: Don’t Let GERD Destroy Your Smile

If you are a patient who has GERD then you can make one of two decisions. First, you may choose to ignore the problem and allow the acids to damage your esophagus and potentially lead to oral health damage, as well. Or, you may decide to face the issue head on, to manage it, and to ensure your smile incurs no injury thanks to your proactive prevention. Which will you choose? If you’re interested in protecting your teeth, we suggest getting started with some questions (and answers).

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Bacteria Business: 2 Simple Tips

During just about any time of the year, you can think of a reason you don’t want to add any extra bacteria or other germs into your dental hygiene sessions. Most of the time, it’s simply because you are hoping to achieve your best oral health possible. Other times, it’s because the idea of coming down with whatever is making people under the weather at the moment (the common cold, the flu, etc.) is quite undesirable. Though you may feel a bit helpless, we can actually offer you some surprisingly helpful tips to keep you from introducing microscopic and very unwelcome visitors into your system.

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Responding To Toothaches: 3 Simple Steps

There’s nothing quite like the onset of a toothache to completely change your outlook on your day and your week. One moment, all is well, and the next, you’re not really sure how to proceed. Should you just pretend it’s okay and go on with your usual plans? If the discomfort persists, should you take medication for it? When is it time to schedule a dental visit? These are all very common concerns, which we can help you respond to with three simple steps.

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Dental Bridges: What They Are (And Are Not)

Getting to know your options for different tooth replacement treatments often requires you not only to figure out what a specific treatment will provide you but also what it will not do. For the comprehensive information you’re seeking on dental bridges, we offer you clear details to help you move ahead with your plans for completing your smile.

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Oral Health And “Natural” Care

If you’re someone who prefers to take a natural approach to caring for your body, we applaud your efforts and understand that navigating your options may be challenging at times. You may also find yourself feeling inundated with a lot of information that seems as though it might not be entirely reliable. For instance, perhaps you have friends who insist natural, fluoride-free toothpaste is the only healthy option for your oral health. Maybe you wonder if natural is always good for your smile or if sometimes, it carries certain risks. We are happy to help you make some sense of a few major areas, so you’re making good choices for your smile.

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Keeping Your Tongue Clean

Do I really have to keep my tongue clean? you may wonder to yourself. The short version of the answer to that question is, “Yes.” While it’s important that your tongue remain clean as part of your dental hygiene, you might not know much about how to make this happen, why it’s essential, or why it will benefit you. Take a few mental notes as we take the mystery out of what to do regarding keeping your entire mouth clean and healthy.

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2 Post-Extraction Times You Don’t Need A Replacement

When you find out that you need a dental extraction, the first thing that pops into your mind is likely the visual of your smile with an open space. You don’t want this to happen because of the esthetics (and because it’s not good for your oral health). However, before you jump to conclusions, we encourage you to remember that you do not always require a tooth replacement after an extraction. Let’s cover some important details for a better understanding.

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Q&A: Is My Smoking Causing My Halitosis?

Are you a cigarette smoker? Have you been wondering about smoking and halitosis lately? If so, you may be having trouble determining whether your habit is the cause of your bad breath, if you’re missing something, and why your efforts in dental hygiene don’t seem to be completely paying off. Fortunately, we’ve got the answers you’re looking for with a Q&A session.

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