How Smoking Affects Your Teeth

While the general effects of smoking on your health are well-known, it can also have significant effects on your oral health. Here are some of the ways smoking can harm your oral health and hygiene: Oral Cancer Periodontal (gum) disease Delayed heali...


Why a Dental Abscess Should be Treated Quickly

If you have any kind of swelling in your gum, it almost certainly indicates a serious infection that should be treated urgently. Dental abscesses result from a bacterial infection in the teeth or gums. For example, it may come from an untreated cavit...


Why Your Routine Dental Cleaning is not Routine

For many patients, the dental cleaning appointment may seem little more than a more complicated version of brushing your teeth. However, this appoinment plays a crucial role in patient education and prevention of dental disease. The appointment is ca...


The Power of Panormaic X-Rays

X-rays are extremely valuable for helping dentists identify issues that may not show up on normal oral examination. The three most common types of dental X-rays are the bitewing, periapical and panoramic X-rays. Panoramic X-rays give a broad overview...


How Cancer Treatment Affects Oral Health

When someone is undergoing cancer treatment, its important that they involve their dentist in their program of care. They should schedule a dental exam and cleaning before the treatment actually begins and then repeat it periodically during the cours...


Choosing the right mouthwash to meet your needs

While many people see dentists as the single group of people who look after the health of your teeth and mouth, there are various specialist categories that help you in different ways. These days many people like to use a mouthwash and there is a hug...


How dental x-rays help improve your oral health

Many diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen when your dentist examines your mouth so an X-ray examination can reveal important additional information: For example, X-rays can help show: Small areas of decay between the teeth or ...


The process of installing Invisalign

Invisalign is a system of clear mouthguards that can be used instead of braces to help straighten teeth. The big advantage is that Invisalign looks better and is more comfortable than braces. However, not everyone is a candidate for using the system ...


Why to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance

When buying dental products, its a good idea to look out for the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. The first Seal of Acceptance was awarded in 1931 and its regarded as an important symbol of a dental product’s safety and effecti...



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