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5 Tips to Protect Your Enamel

Looking to learn about your tooth enamel? Keep reading this article to find out what enamel is and what it does. If you want to keep your teeth healthy for the long haul, it’s imperative to practice good dental hygiene,

Dentist Practices And The Link Between HPV And Oral Cancer

Dentists are increasingly being called upon to screen for and treat evidence of oral HPV virus in our patients. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common form of disease sexually transmitted. The virus found in the mouth and

What is the Difference Between Plaque and Tartar?

Do you think that plaque and tartar are one in the same? If you do, you are not alone. However, people in that camp are unfortunately incorrect. Although the two are related, they are actually different. Keep reading to learn

Oral Dysesthesia – Burning Mouth Syndrome

Oral dysesthesia is pain that originates in the central nervous system. It’s usually associated with patients that have multiple sclerosis (MS), but patients with diabetes, Lyme disease and Guillain–Barré syndrome also have oral dysesthesia. Patients who have other types of

Gingivitis: You Probably Have It

Gingivitis is an incredibly common condition, so much so that most people will have it at some point in their lives. Many people live with the disease and think it’s perfectly normal. Unfortunately, left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontal

Everything You Need To Know About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease or gum disease, as it’s more commonly known, is an infection of the gums. When left untreated, it can lead to severe complications. Thankfully, there are several ways that you can prevent and treat gum disease. If you

3 Things to Know About Dental Care And Psychotropic Drugs

Anytime you have dental work done, your dentist will need to know if you are taking any medications. It’s important to give your dentist a comprehensive list of all medications so that you get the appropriate care. Many people in

This Is Why Your Dentist Needs Your Medical History

“Why do I have to fill out all this paperwork? Why does my dentist need to know my medical history just to clean my teeth?” These are questions you may have voiced to yourself as you sat in the waiting

Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist

Dentists love it when their patients ask questions—they really do! You likely ask your family doctor many questions about your health, so why not ask your dentist about your oral health? The dentist-patient relationship is very important, and it is

Dental Work While Pregnant: What You Should Know

When you’re pregnant, you have to worry about so many things. On the forefront of your mind is safety of the baby, and safety for your own health, during your pregnancy. One of the most common questions expectant mothers have is