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Home is Where the Dental Care Is

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Are you sometimes too busy, too tired, or do you simply forget to take care of your teeth? Well, there is no excuse for not practicing proper dental care. It only takes a few minutes a day at home, along with regular check-ups from an affordable dentist, to have a much healthier smile. Find out how easy it is to […]

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It’s Like Pulling Teeth – Understanding a Simple Tooth Extraction

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When someone mentions pulling teeth, it usually has a negative connotation, but tooth extraction is a simple, routine procedure that can end pain and prevent more serious problems. The most common cause for an extraction is the presence of an impacted wisdom tooth. Dentists also routinely remove teeth that are badly injured or severely decayed. In some cases, a tooth […]

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Brushing Your Teeth – Technique Matters

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To keep your teeth healthy, and enjoy better general health, it’s important to follow a good dental care routine. It’s well known that excessive plaque leads to gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities. In recent years, research has shown that poor oral health also contributes to serious medical problems like diabetes and heart disease. You may already know that you […]

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Don’t Let a Dental Emergency Ruin Your Smile

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In the field of emergency dentistry, timing is everything. Knowing how to handle dental emergencies can increase your chances of saving your tooth. Accidents never happen at convenient times, but getting help as quickly as possible is essential for ensuring the best results. When a tooth injury or other dental emergency occurs, calling your dentist or visiting the emergency room […]

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