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5 Things Menopausal Women Need to Know About Dry Mouth

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Things Menopausal Women Need to Know About Dry Mouth

Menopause is a natural process, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy and comfortable. When your estrogen and progesterone levels fall, a lot of changes happen in your body. Your mouth is also affected by your changing hormone levels, and as you enter menopause, you may find that your mouth feels uncomfortably dry frequently. Here’s what you need to know about this uncomfortable condition. What is dry mouth? Dry mouth is much more than just an occasional feeling of thirst; it’s a chronic problem caused by low saliva...

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Got Dentures? Natural Cleaning Solutions For Your New Smile

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Got Dentures? Natural Cleaning Solutions For Your New Smile

The overall look of your smile is most likely important to you, but placing emphasis on the underlying health and function of your mouth, teeth, and gums is imperative. Exams and annual cleanings are essential, and further treatment may be necessary if you have lost one or more teeth due to decay or an accident. Considering 15 percent of people with missing teeth wear dentures, you can rest easy in knowing you are not alone if you learn you need dentures. Of course, proper cleaning and maintenance is necessary for protecting your...

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Fighting For White: What Side Are You On In The Enamel War?

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fighting For White: What Side Are You On In The Enamel War?

With such a media focus today on the color of the nation’s teeth, you may find yourself unhappy when you peer into your bathroom mirror for a look at your own. The enamel on the surface of your teeth is one of your best friends–yet you may have become its enemy without even realizing it. The fact of the matter is, you may have more control over the color of your teeth than you think. Read on to find out about the weapons you may–knowingly or unknowingly–be wielding against your teeth. Why is enamel important? The...

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Dental Therapy Dogs Help Patients Relax At The Clinic

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dentists are always looking for ways to relieve patient anxiety and fear. A strategy that is just starting to take hold involves having a therapy dog or two at the clinic to help keep patients — especially kids — calm and relaxed.  It’s unclear how this practice began, and whether the first dogs brought to a dental clinic were intended to be therapy dogs or not. For example, a dentist in California says she originally brought her pet along to work because she didn’t want to leave the dog home alone after adopting...

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Dentures And Dry Mouth: A Bad Mix

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Some people with dentures never have a single problem with these teeth, but others do, and one of these problems is caused by dry mouth, or xerostomia. Xerostomia affects approximately 25% of seniors, and it does not mix well with dentures. If you’re having problems with your dentures because you have dry mouth, here are three things you should know. The Causes of Xerostomia Xerostomia is a condition that can affect anyone; however, it primarily affects seniors and can be caused by a number of things. If you can determine what is...

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3 People You Need To Meet Before Deciding On A Dentist

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you are looking for a new dentist, you are probably most concerned with finding a dentist that is easy to talk to and who you feel like you can trust. While your relationship with your dentist is important, there are several other people in the office that you should also meet before making a final decision about your long-term dental provider. If your dentist has a small practice with a single examination room, then you do not need to be as concerned about the staff that he or she employs. However, if your dentist utilizes two or more...

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Dental Phobia: What You Should Know

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you nervous? If so, you may have dental phobia. To learn about this problem, read on. This article will give you the information you need to determine if you have dental phobia and what you can do about it. Dental Phobia Vs. Dental Anxiety Most people experience dental anxiety from time to time. It is normal to feel a bit nervous before a dental appointment, especially when having wisdom teeth extracted or a root canal done. However, if your fear goes deeper than that, you likely have dental...

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Understanding Thumb-Sucking And How It Will Affect Your Child’s Teeth

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are a parent of a baby, you will find out that everyone will quickly offer you their opinion on everything that you need to do to raise your child. One of the things that most people have a very strong opinion about is whether or not thumb sucking will affect your child’s permanent teeth. Not only will they tell you what they think about this, but they will give you tons of ways to break your child from this habit. When should you worry, and what should you do? Read on for more information. Why Do Babies Suck Their Thumbs? Thumb...

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The Best And Worst Beverages For Your Teeth

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Everyone should be aware of the best and worst beverages for the teeth. While daily flossing and brushing is necessary, avoiding specific drinks will also help maintain dental health. Let’s take a look at some drinks that will harm teeth and some others that are easy on teeth. Drinks To Avoid While coffee tastes amazing and is quite addictive, it is not good for your teeth. If you must drink coffee, drink it with a straw. Coffee stains your teeth, especially the lower inside areas of your bottom teeth. Tea is the same as coffee. It also...

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