How reliable are dental implants?

A lot of people mistakenly think that dental implants are a new way of replacing missing teeth. Actually, dental implants have been reliably used and studied for decades! As with all medical advances, dental implants have become more predictable and more successful over time. Currently, dental implants have an extremely high long-term success rate, making […]

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What to do if you’ve cut your gums

Gums are very vulnerable to injury because the soft tissue is constantly coming into contact with different types of food, liquids, and foreign objects (like toothbrushes, floss, orthodontic appliances). There are many ways that a cut on your gums can happen, ranging from a slip of your toothbrush to the corner of a chip getting […]

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How acid reflux can derail your oral health

Acid reflux happens when stomach acids back up into the esophagus. This relatively common experience may progress to a more severe condition called GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). Most people experience acid reflux every so often, particularly after consuming a lot of food or certain drinks, but saliva is able to restore the perfect balance in the […]

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What to do if you’ve knocked out a tooth

There are not many things more jarring than knocking out a tooth! A car crash, sports injury, falling accident, or even just biting down on something the wrong way can all result in an “avulsed” (knocked-out) tooth. Although the pain can be very extreme, a tooth is actually capable of healing right back into the […]

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Seasonal allergies and dental health

Seasonal allergies are very common! In fact, over 3 million people nationwide suffer from this type of allergic response. Whether due to the spores that are released from mold or pollen from the greenery, seasonal allergies come with a number of frustrating symptoms, including: Itchy and watery eyes Coughing Runny nose Severe congestion Excess sneezing […]

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