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Do I Really Need A Dental Filling?

Have you ever been told by a dentist that you have a cavity? Have been told by that same dentist that you need a dental filling? Have you ever wondered if they were actually telling you the truth? Well, the truth is if you showed the cavity in question to a number of different dentists,…

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Does Tooth Decay Really Affect Your Heart?

So the question is, does tooth decay really affect your heart? And the answer is “no.”  But infection in the tissue or if tooth decay actually reaches the nerve of a tooth to the point that you now have a chronic or acute abscess, then in theory, you now have bacteria that’s circulating throughout your…

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How Does Your Dental Health Affect Your Overall Health?

Your mouth affects your health in a couple different ways. For instance, if you have discomfort in your mouth that makes it impossible for you to eat well,  then poor dental health will directly affect you nutritionally. On the other hand, let’s assume that you’re eating fine and everything feels fine, but you just don’t…

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How Often Should I Get X-Rays on My Teeth?

When it comes to how often you should get your teeth x-rayed, the bitewing x-ray schedule is a good guide to go by. Bitewing x-rays are taken approximately once a year.  These specific x-rays show between the teeth, which visually can’t be seen during a clinical exam. Depending on the patient, the dentist will take…

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Why Your Teeth Changed Colors Over The Years

The short answer as to why your teeth have changed colors over the years is because ‘you’re getting older.’ What happens over time is your tooth enamel absorbs inorganic stains and these are stains of everyday life. They could be from food. They could be from smoking. They could be from coffee or tea. Whatever…

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What’s Really Important When Visiting A Dental Office

The most important thing for you to take away when visiting a dental office is walking away with enough information to make the best next decision for your dental health. Your dentist should provide you a clear understanding of the current situation of your oral health and if you find this difficult to understand with…

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