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A Toothache Is A Major Pain

  • By Dona Prince
  • 15 December, 2017
The human body is a complex machine. With so many working parts, it is no surprise when one becomes sore, has aches and pains, or does not work properly. Not all body pains come as a result of age; many are due to injury, wear and tear, or neglect. One part of the body...
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Oral Health For Kids

  • By Dona Prince
  • 27 November, 2017
Though less common than in adults, children can also get infections and diseases of the gums. Usually gum disease presents in children in its mildest form, called gingivitis, when it is most treatable. Gum disease is of great concern to overall oral health because it impacts not only the gums, but the soft tissues,...
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Use Fluoride to Protect Your Mouth

  • By Dona Prince
  • 31 October, 2017
For more than 50 years, the health benefits of fluoride have been widely acclaimed. In fact, it has been called one of the most important health advances in our modern age. Fluoride is a natural mineral compound found in a variety of foods, the soil, and in tap water and is a time-tested method...
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Make Dental Visits a Priority

  • By Dona Prince
  • 28 September, 2017
A priority is something that you choose to mark as important and then set your schedule to ensure that it gets done no matter what. Some things are easy to keep as a priority: sleep, eating, and vacation. Yet other things are not quite as easy to prioritize: getting enough sleep, eating healthy choices,...
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Pregnancy and Gingivitis

  • By Dona Prince
  • 30 August, 2017
You’ve just discovered that you are pregnant. Congratulations! Finding out that you are expecting a baby is such an exciting time! A woman’s body goes through so many changes during the nine months of pregnancy that it is sometimes hard to monitor all of them. One area you may not have anticipated being affected...
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Gum Recession

  • By Dona Prince
  • 31 July, 2017
Many times, people choose to overlook things that are going on inside their mouth because they mistakenly think that whatever is wrong will just go away. Unfortunately, it is this thinking that tends to get people in a great deal of trouble with their oral health. When ignored, oral health issues tend to become...
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Importance of a Good Dental Routine

  • By Dona Prince
  • 30 June, 2017
People often think of implementing a routine when they have lofty goals in mind. However, a routine can be put into practice to accomplish any type of goal. For people who wish to lose weight, they create and implement a healthy diet and an exercise routine. For those who wish to get out of...
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Does Chewing Gum Really Fight Cavities?

  • By Dona Prince
  • 30 March, 2017
Chewing gum has been around for centuries and is used today by people for a variety of different reasons. There is always the reason of freshening the breath after potent meal, relieving stress at work, or as a means of replacing cigarettes. However, another reason for chewing gum is that it can help fight...
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Wisdom Teeth Removal

  • By Dona Prince
  • 28 February, 2017
The last posterior teeth to develop are the third molars, commonly called the wisdom teeth. They erupt in the mid-to-late teenage years when we are said to be growing in wisdom. Even though we usually grow 32 permanent teeth, often our jaws are too small to accommodate the late arrival of the four wisdom...
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Signs You May Have A Cracked Tooth

  • By Dona Prince
  • 31 December, 2016
Certain dental emergencies are quite obvious, for instance a knocked-out tooth is obvious. However, although it may seem strange, some dental emergencies can be overlooked. A cracked tooth is a dental emergency, yet many people are often unaware of the issue until something goes majorly wrong, or until it is pointed out to them...
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