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Fun Facts About Saliva

We don’t think about saliva until we develop dry mouth or some other symptom that grabs our attention. But it doesn’t take long without it to appreciate the vital purpose saliva serves. Here are a

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Inflammation in Your Gums May Increase Cancer Risk

Did you know inflamed gums may increase your cancer risk? According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. Recent studies

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The Connection Between Gum Colour and Your Health

It is estimated that nearly half of individuals over 30 years of age have some form of gum disease. The good news is that the colour and condition of your gums can be an indicator of potential problems

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Alternative Treatments for Bruxism

Many people grind and clench their teeth during sleep, some to the extent that they suffer erosion of tooth enamel, severe headaches, pain in the face and neck, and insomnia. Although there isn’t a cure

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How to Have a Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you and your family. One of the fun traditions we do each year at our office is declaring New Year Resolutions. One of the most important resolutions you can have is to improve your

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Molecule May Help Your Teeth to Fight Cavities

Caries, the scientific name for dental decay, is from the Latin for “rottenness.” A 2015 study determined that 2.3 billion people in the world have caries in their permanent teeth. Researchers from

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Dental X-Rays Can Identify Vitamin D Deficiency

Anthropologists had previously determined that human teeth hold vital information about Vitamin D deficiency, but the teeth must be cut open to read the Vitamin D records. Researchers Lori D’Ortenzio

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How to Care for Your Mouth During the Flu and Cold Season

Winter is approaching – which means flu and cold season is here. Did you know that if you maintain good oral health you can reduce the chance of getting a cold or the flu? But, if you do get the flu,

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Confusing Facial Pain

Typically tooth-related pain is easily diagnosed and treated. Sometimes, though, the cause of facial pain can be difficult to pinpoint. The pain can be dull, intense, short-lived or chronic, on one side

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