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How Sugar Impacts Oral Health

How Sugar Impacts Oral Health

It’s Halloween, and along with the ghosts, goblins, and pumpkins comes lots of candy and sweets – and not just from trick-or-treating (or “inspecting” your children’s windfall). Many beloved fall treats and sweets, such as caramel and candied apples, and sweet potato casserole with marshmallow topping, can overload your mouth with sugar and take a toll on your teeth and gums. While most people know that sugar is bad for your teeth, fewer people understand just how sugar works to ...

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Common Questions About Oral Cancer

Common Questions About Oral Cancer

If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with oral cancer, you might be wondering what it is, if it’s fixable, and what can be done to improve the condition. To help you understand what having oral cancer really means, consider these common questions and their answers. What is Oral Cancer? Oral cancer is a cancer of the mouth, which begins to become apparent when cancer cells begin to grow out of control. Parts of the mouth that ...

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Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are a common initiation into adulthood, but what are they really for? It’s a common question: Why do we have wisdom teeth, and what do they do? It’s been a common inquiry for as long as modern-day dentists can remember, but there’s a good chance they don’t enjoy giving the answer. What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are the set of teeth at the very back of a person’s mouth, often referred to as the third set of ...

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Would You Benefit from Dental Implants?

Would You Benefit from Dental Implants?

Dental implants are bringing smiles back, but is the procedure right for you? Dental implants are one of the best solutions utilized by oral professionals, to replace a patient’s missing teeth. The process can help to fix issues with chewing, speech, as well as creating a more pleasing look and smile for the patient. How does it work? Once a tooth and its natural root are removed from a patient’s mouth, an artificial root (implant) made of titanium metal is ...

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