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Using Saliva to Diagnose Disease

Did you know saliva can now be used to diagnose disease?  Saliva is very important for good oral health. It keeps mouth tissue moist, it aids in digestion, and it helps wash away harmful bacteria from

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Are Oral Health Issues Genetic?

Did you know oral health issues can be genetic? Yes, your genes can play a large role in your overall oral health. How strong your teeth are, whether they are crooked or straight, the potential to develop

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Congenital Malformations

Facial Development is an important aspect of general body growth, which means any congenital malformations such as a cleft palate need to be corrected as early as possible. Surgical treatments are needed

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Tartar

Tartar, also known as calculus, is really only a hardened form of dental plaque. Plaque is a sticky, colorless film that forms between your teeth and on the surface of them. It starts to build up on your

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Stained Teeth

Stained teeth can be very embarrassing and nothing to smile about. It can be the source of many an unhappy moment and stolen memories. You don’t want to smile for fear that someone is staring at you

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Overbite

An overbite or a malocclusion, as it’s known in dental circles, is when your upper teeth jut way out over your lower teeth and this is commonly known to most people as “buck teeth.” When they do

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Dental Emergencies

VIEW OUR DENTAL TRIAGE CHART TO DETERMINE YOUR LEVEL OF DENTAL SEVERITY EMERGENCY DEFINITION – if it hurts, it’s an emergency. When there is any kind of dental pain or an injury to the teeth, call

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Dental Abscess

A dental abscess is an infection of the mouth, face, jaw or throat that began as a cavity or tooth infection. These infections can be caused by preventable improper dental hygiene or the unpreventable

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Trench Mouth

Trench mouth! Even the sound of it can make you shudder but not to worry. First, we’ll tell you what it is – and don’t be put off by the big words – and then we’ll tell you the symptoms

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