Morning sickness, swollen feet, insomnia… there are plenty of not-so-pleasant symptoms you might experience during pregnancy. But did you know that bleeding gums can also be one of them? Pregnancy increases the risk of periodontal (gum) disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 60 to 75% of pregnant people have gingivitis,…

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‘Tis the season for cold weather, and your teeth are sensitive. This happens to many people in winter, but what is the cause? Do cold temperatures affect your teeth? Yes, they can! If you want to know more about cold weather and tooth sensitivity, here is what we want you to know. Cold Weather and…

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Here are our top 10 oral hygiene tips to help you improve your oral health and achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles.   1. Brush Twice a Day   Brushing your teeth for a full two minutes, twice a day, can make a significant difference in your oral health. While this may be a well-established routine for…

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While everyone’s recipes may vary, many of the main dishes served on Thanksgiving remain the same. Learn which ones are especially good for your oral health and how to take better care of your teeth year-long! 1. Turkey The main dish that sits on (just about) every dining table on Thanksgiving plays a huge role…

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Hormones play a vital role in our bodies, influencing various systems, including oral health. Women experience numerous hormonal changes throughout their lives, and these fluctuations can significantly impact the mouth. This blog post will dive into how women’s hormones affect oral health during different life stages and how to keep your mouth healthy through it…

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High blood pressure affects gum health, leading to an unexpected impact on our smiles. High blood pressure is a widespread health issue affecting millions worldwide. While typically attributed to factors like diet and exercise, a recent study published in the Journal of Advanced Research (January 2023) reveals an intriguing connection between high blood pressure and gum health. Gingivitis,…

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Over 37 million Americans are currently living with diabetes. Every year, approximately 1.5 million people are diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and 14% of new diagnoses are people under 20 years old. This chronic metabolic disorder leads to high blood sugar levels due to inadequate or impaired insulin production. Besides its impact…

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Did you know that over 47% of Americans struggle with gum disease annually?  September is National Gum Care Month.  Good oral health care is important every month of the year, but we hope this month you will take a bit of time to check on the health of your family so you can avoid experiencing…

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Brushing your teeth twice per day is important to keeping your teeth clean and healthy.  But believe it or not you can brush your teeth too hard.  Sometimes people over brush or brush too hard on their dominant side or simply put too much pressure on the teeth.  This can damage your gums which can’t…

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Learn the symptoms and what areas your dentist should be examining at your next visit. In 2021, some 53,000 Americans were diagnosed with oral cancer, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. This number has steadily risen over the last decade, and the COVID-19 pandemic has raised the risk even more. A study in the Journal of the…

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