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Keeping Lips Kissable for Valentine’s Day

Having a romantic holiday like Valentine’s Day in the middle of winter isn’t great if you get chapped lips. Getting dental care with chapped lips is no picnic either, so let’s talk about ways you can avoid the chap! Chapped lips are caused by dehydration. Lips have thin surface layers of skin so they dry… Read More »

Do You Floss Too Much?

Do you floss too much? I don’t think that question has actually ever been asked! Dentists talk about the importance of flossing. Floss removes the food particles and plaque that are trapped between the teeth and below the gums where your toothbrush can’t reach. If this gunk isn’t flossed away you end up with bad… Read More »

Replacing Missing Teeth

Even with the best oral health care, people sometimes lose a tooth. It used to be that replacing a missing tooth, or teeth, meant getting partial dentures or a dental bridge. Today we can span that gap with dental implants! A removable partial denture or bridge consists of replacement teeth that are attached to a… Read More »

Do You Have Gingivitis?

Do you have gingivitis? You hear the term often in those toothpaste ads on television, but do you know if you might have gingivitis? Gingivitis is simply the mildest form of gum disease so it is not a reason to panic. However, gingivitis should never be ignored. This is a warning sign that your oral… Read More »

Make A Plan For Good Oral Health

Maintaining good oral health does a lot more than keep your smile looking pretty. Oral health problems have been linked to severe health problems ranging from heart disease to diabetes to dementia. This should be good motivation to keep your mouth in good condition. The best way to get started is to make a plan… Read More »

5 Ways To Reduce Snoring

Do you snore? Does your bed partner snore? Then you know how annoying it can be to be kept awake by snoring each night. Snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which is a serious sleep breathing disorder. But not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, but everyone with sleep apnea snores! 5… Read More »

Straighten Up! Adult Braces Popular Choice

Adult braces are becoming a very popular choice in the US. About half of all orthodontic patients are now adults – remember when braces were only spotted on teens? Adults with crooked, but healthy, teeth have discovered that taking the plunge can be life changing. Most people want to have a great smile because they… Read More »

Resolve to Cut Down on Sugar

Want a healthier smile in 2014? Resolve to cut down on sugar in your diet and you can reduce tooth decay. Reducing sugar in your diet can be easier said, than done. This is because much of the sugar we eat is in the form of sugars added to foods by the manufacturers. We can… Read More »

Kissing Complications

Kissing is a normal part of life. Of course, we kiss different people differently – one kind of kiss for mom and another kind for the spouse! But are there any complications that can come with kissing? Bacteria and viruses live in our saliva and can be spread by kissing. Does this mean you need… Read More »