Brushing and Flossing – Two Key Elements to Avoiding Dental Disease

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We humans have been cleaning our teeth for millennia. While the tools and substances have changed (we don’t use twigs or pumice anymore), the reasons haven’t: we want a nice, fresh smile and a clean-feeling mouth. Objectively, though, oral hygiene has one primary purpose — to remove dental plaque, the whitish film of bacteria that…

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Is No Laughing Matter

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You may get a laugh out of jokes about snoring, but in fact snoring and “Sleep Apnea” (“a” – without; “pnea” – breath) is no laughing matter. Nights of chronically disturbed sleep results in accidents, lost productivity and even depression, as well as problems at work and with relationships. Chronic snoring as a result of…

Are You an Athlete? Here Are Five Reasons You Should Wear a Mouthguard

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Are you ready to suit up for sports? Mouthguards have been called the most important part of an athlete’s uniform. Designed to absorb and distribute the forces of impact received while you participate in athletic activities, your mouthguard is a protective appliance that covers and cushions your teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury…

The Importance of the Age One Dental Visit

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Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children have their first dental visit by the age of one? You might be surprised by this recommendation, since most children do not have many teeth at this age. However, it is important to start your child early on the path of…