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  • Prevention is the Key to Catching Oral Cancer

    April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month – Be Sure to Get a Regular Screening at Personal Care Dentistry Nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. While alcohol, smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals due

  • How to Prevent Receding Gums

    Gaps Between Teeth and Gum Line Make It Easy for Bacteria Build Up Receding gums, as the name itself suggests, occurs when the gum tissue around your teeth wear away and the gums seem to recede backwards making a larger area of the surface of tooth more visible. If you do not contain receding gums,

  • 8 Ideas to Enhance Your Family’s Oral Health

    If tooth decay and gum disease are two oral health problems you want your family to avoid this year, then we have 8 great tips to help your family have a healthy year for their teeth and gums. Remember, most gum disease and tooth decay is preventable if you practice good oral hygiene habits. Make

  • How to Be the Boss of Your Floss

    Brushing and flossing your teeth are the foundation of good oral health (along with regular visits to your dentist). But for many people, it’s the flossing part of that foundation that leaves them a bit puzzled. Is there a proper way to floss? What’s the most effective approach? Do I really need to floss if

  • 5 Natural Mouthwashes You Can Make at Home

    Do you know what’s in that mouthwash you just gargled with that you purchased at the store? Often it will include alcohol, along with a blend of chemicals that you’ve never heard of and aren’t sure how they impact your health. If you want to avoid those chemicals, an alternative that is better for your

  • Can Chewing Gum Actually Help Prevent Tooth Decay?

    Americans love chewing gum. In fact, the average American chews more than 1.8 pounds of gum a year. But is all that chewing gum wrecking the oral health of millions of Americans, leaving them to deal with a lifetime of cavities and problems with their teeth? The answer is yes, if that gum is full

  • Best Foods for Restorative Sleep

    Obtaining restorative sleep on a nightly basis (between 7 and 9 hours) is critical for your overall health – including your oral health. Lack of sleep can make eating healthy challenging, as cravings for sugar and carbohydrates often increase – which can lead to increased risk of forming cavities. Poor sleep may contribute to the

  • Overbrushing Can Lead to Sensitive Teeth and Gums

    Brushing regularly is considered vital for healthy teeth and gums, but dental experts warn that you can overdo a good thing. Known as toothbrush abrasion, overbrushing can lead to sensitive teeth and receding gums. Vigorous brushing can wear down the enamel on the teeth as well as damage and push back the gums, exposing the

  • What’s Bruxism and How Does It Impact Oral Health?

    What’s Bruxism and How Does It Impact Oral Health?

    Most of us don’t have a clue what “bruxism” means. However, if you’ve suffered from bruxism, you know it can be extremely unpleasant. If you’ve sought treatment, then you also know that your dentist can be a lifeline to dealing with the effects of bruxism. Bruxism is the technical term for grinding your teeth. It’s

  • 19 Habits That Wreck Your Teeth

    The decisions you make can seriously impact your oral health and damage your teeth. Some of the items on our list are pretty obvious – most of us have learned that chewing ice can chip or crack our teeth – but others are rather surprising. Chewing On Ice It’s natural and sugar free, so you