2015-07-01 Bad breath – also known as halitosis – is an unpleasant condition that can cause a great deal of embarrassment.  And, for many people, it is made even worse by the fact they don’t even know that they have it. There are many possible causes for bad breath so, if you think you might have the problem, talk to your dentist.
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2015-07-01 Chew on this for a minute: just by glancing inside your mouth, your dentist can tell you a number of things that may be news to you and your doctor! Surprising as it may sound, your oral health can speak volumes about the rest of your body, and something as simple as a routine dental checkup can benefit your health and wallet big time. From harmful habits to life-threatening diseases, find out what clues your mouth can provide about your wellbeing.
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2015-07-01 Parents, in particular, want to know: does DNA predetermine dental health? It’s the classic nature vs. nurture question that dentists get asked often, but the answer doesn’t simply boil down to one or the other. The scary truth is that many dental problems are indeed “inherited”–but not from genetics alone!
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2015-07-01 When you think of someone smiling wide and showing a mouthful of braces, you will probably picture a young child or teen. In fact, the majority of braces are placed on children between the ages of 8 and 14 years of age. Adults considering braces may feel uncomfortable with the thought of getting them or even wonder if they’ve “aged out of braces.”
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2015-07-01 Tooth enamel is extremely porous, which makes it susceptible to stains.  Any foods or beverages are absorbed by your teeth and staining can occur.  The color of your food is not the only thing to watch out for; the level of acidity in the food or beverage can make a huge impact on the color of your teeth as well.  Acidic foods and beverages promote staining because it wears away the enamel of your teeth.
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2015-07-01 Women are at a greater risk of dental problems, including gum problems, during menopause and other times of hormonal fluctuation. This is most commonly associated with changes in estrogen levels in the body and, in the case of menopause, the natural aging process.
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2015-07-01 Porcelain veneers and fingernail-thin shells that are adhered to the front of the tooth.  Porcelain veneers also offer superior benefits over other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as crowns, implants and colored fillings. Why to choose porcelain veneers…
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2015-07-01 Don’t be afraid to flash your pearly whites! Your smile is an important part of the image you project to the public. Discoloration, chips, gaps and overlapping teeth may distract attention from your best qualities. These irregularities can even cause embarrassment and lack of self-confidence in your best attribute, which is your smile.
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2015-07-01 Crooked, discolored, or missing teeth can cause an individual to feel extremely self-conscious about their smile and their overall appearance. It is hard to feel confident and enjoy yourself at a party or outing with friends if you are constantly afraid to smile or laugh.
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2015-07-01 There are about 100-200 species of oral bacteria living in your mouth. When you brush your teeth, this bacteria gets on your brush. Add to that another unsavory fact:  The average toothbrush can contain 10 million bacteria.  It’s no wonder when brushes are stored in the moist bathroom environment.
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