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The Relationship Between Gum Disease and Heart Issues

In terms of our health, many people view the mouth and its components as separate from the rest of the body. However, research has shown a relationship between the presence of gum disease and heart conditions, including infections and atherosclerosis. It’s thought that accumulated bacteria from gum disease eventually travels throughout the body and causes…

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What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Oral Health?

The teeth and gums are often associated with oral health, but your tongue also plays a role. It can potentially harbor bacteria, indicate the presence a fungal infection or show signs of mouth cancer. To fully take charge of your oral health, learn how to evaluate your tongue. What Your Tongue Should Look Like The…

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How to Take Care of Your Veneers

Veneers are bonded porcelain or resin shells that immediately upgrade the appearance of your teeth. They help disguise chips, stains, wear and other irregularities to improve and even out your smile. In certain cases, they create a more aligned, symmetrical look and help camouflage minor gaps. Sets are custom made and attached to the front…

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What Happens If You Leave a Cavity Untreated?

Health concerns like pain, swelling and pus should not be ignored. Inside your mouth, these symptoms often indicate a cavity in varying stages of decay. The progression of decay may cause an infection to spread to multiple teeth, your jawbone or blood. Rather than leaving an untreated cavity to fester, here’s what you should keep…

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What To Do If Your Dental Crown Falls Off

Whether due to a sudden impact or chewing a tough food, you might notice a dental crown has come loose in your mouth. Patients generally receive a crown after a tooth is cracked or damaged to preserve the structure. With sufficient dental care, crowns are built to last years. Yet decay or damage can cause…

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