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What Causes Halitosis?

Halitosis, also known as chronic bad breath, affects many adults. A lack of proper oral care is often the cause. As mints and mouthwash do not lessen its presence, professional dental care becomes necessary to address the issue. What Is Halitosis? Halitosis is different than “morning breath”. It lingers after brushing and is not easily…

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Caring for Your Teeth After a Root Canal

Root canals are a fairly common dental procedure, essential for patients with a tooth infection, decay and subsequent pain. How does the process work? After administering anesthesia, a dentist removes the infected tissue, seals the tooth and provides instructions for post-surgical care. A follow-up visit will be scheduled for a crown to be added, so…

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Key Differences Between Plaque and Tartar

When tartar and plaque accumulate on your teeth, you’re at greater risk for cavities, gingivitis, bleeding gums and periodontitis. While tartar and plaque are often grouped together, they are not the same substance. Plaque is a soft film that can be yellow or clear. It harbors bacteria but can be brushed away each day. Yet…

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What Can Happen If You Don’t Floss Regularly?

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of all Americans claim to floss every day of the week. People may forget or choose not to floss for a number of reasons, ranging from sensitive gums to a lack of time. Yet, dentists recommend brushing and flossing every day. What…

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How to Whiten Your Teeth at Home Safely

While many people want to have pearly white teeth, not every patient is a candidate for in-office teeth whitening. For those with issues like sensitivity, over-the-counter products can be more beneficial. Professional guidance is recommended to ensure the treatments do not cause tooth damage or result in pain. Whitening treatments can reduce the gradual yellowing…

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