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Vaping And Your Oral Health

Although you probably know smoking is bad for your health, many people seem to ignore the fact that e-cigarettes are just as harmful. Both “vaping” and smoking increase risk for health issues, including

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Dental Abscess – What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

An abscess by definition is a pocket of bacterial infection, or pus, in a closed space somewhere within the tissue of the body. A dental abscess then, also called a periodontal lesion, is a pocket of infection

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Top 10 Foods That Can Crack Your Teeth

Did you know that there are some common foods that can crack your teeth, or worse, cause you to lose a filling or a dental crown? Every week, numerous patients come through the doors of our clinic looking

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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, 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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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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