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Bad Food for Teeth: Seemingly Healthy Foods to Avoid

Good nutrition and healthy foods are essential parts of living a healthy lifestyle. Similar is also true for your dental health. However, sometimes healthy food is bad food for teeth. The following list features five types of foods that many consider healthy but are bad food for the teeth. However, lifestyle habits like meal timing and dental hygiene may help mitigate some of the problems you may encounter when eating these healthy foods that are bad for your teeth’s health.

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The Correlation of Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Healthy gums may pave the way to heart health. Both the American Dental Association and the American Heart Association recognize a correlation between gum disease and heart disease. In honor of American Heart Month, we want to take a moment to inform you of this often overlooked connection between your gums and your cardiovascular system.

Researchers are looking into the connection between gum disease and heart disease. At this time, they still have many questions, but the connection is well established.

According to Harvard Medical School, people with moderate or advanced gum disease are two to three times as likely to suffer a stroke, heart disease or a heart episode.

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How Do I Pick From All Of The Different Kinds Of Toothpaste?

Sometimes patients feel overwhelmed by all the different kinds of toothpaste on the market. While most brands of toothpaste share common ingredients, there are some variations to suit different needs and preferences.

This guide isn’t a substitute for professional dental care, but we hope it clears up some of the mystery surrounding the different kinds of toothpaste available. By knowing a little about the options, you may be better prepared to make the right choice for you and for members of your family.

Before we discuss the different kinds of toothpaste, it is important to consider how most varieties of toothpaste are actually very similar.

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Case Study: How We Use The Pinhole Procedure For Receding Gums

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss. Unfortunately, once gum tissue is destroyed it doesn’t grow back. Fortunately, innovative treatment methods. One such treatment is the pinhole procedure for receding gums.

We previously published a short article about the pinhole procedure for receding gums. In the past, gum grafting was the go-to treatment to prevent tooth loss to treat damage from more advanced gingivitis. This treatment is invasive and tends to be painful.

The pinhole gum surgery reverses gingival recession without grafting. This treatment is less invasive than grafting and other surgical options.

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Case Study: How Digital Dental Impressions Can Help Treat And Diagnose Common Dental Issues

Accurate digital dental impressions are one of a dentist’s best-kept secret. When you think of quality dental care, chances are you imagine a skill and experienced dentist and hygienist manually examining each tooth. If you are like most people, the imaging may be the last thing you picture.

Imaging is one tool that allows your dentist to help you achieve a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. It also helps you achieve a beautiful and confident smile.

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Should You Get Self-treated Clear Aligner Braces?

For many people, a beautiful smile is priceless. However, when it comes to clear aligner braces, some patients wonder whether they should opt for self-treated braces to save money. Before making this decision, consider a few things. After All, it’s your smile.

Traditional metal braces require a complicated installation and maintenance process. In comparison, clear aligner braces seem relatively simple to insert. Since they are easier to insert and remove, some companies offer self-managed kits that the user receives in the mail. Some patients are beguiled by the idea of a straighter smile at a lower price tag and without ongoing orthodontist visits. However, since patients use these DIY kits without professional supervision there are risks to consider.

Before purchasing a clear aligner braces kit, be sure to consider what the experts say. In addition, we included a list of questions to ask to see whether a product or service is a good choice for you.

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The History of Dental Fillings and How They Have Changed Over Time

The history of dental fillings parallels the history of modern dentistry. As dentistry evolved to include more sophisticated diagnostic and treatment methods, so did dental filling options. Today’s dentists offer a range of dental filling materials that work differently depending on the teeth and the patient’s needs.

People are often surprised to learn the modern filling has origins dating back as far as 201 AD. The American Dental Education Association describes dentistry as one of the oldest medical professions. Despite its ancient origins many people could not afford to see a dental professional. Until relatively recently, many people would visit barbers for tooth extractions in addition to hair care. As a result, people sometimes overlook dentistry’s rich history.

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How to Handle Dental Emergencies While Traveling

Imagine you are enjoying your vacation until a tooth breaks or you lose a filling. A dental emergency while traveling is scary and often painful. Fortunately, emergency dental care may offer relief or even save your tooth.

You can never fully plan for life’s emergencies, however, it helps if you take the time to consider what you would do if you or a loved one suffers a dental emergency while traveling. Unexpected toothaches, broken teeth, or excruciating mouth pain can happen, but you don’t need to suffer.

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