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Happy National Gum Care Awareness Month

Every September, we’re reminded that approximately 67 million Americans, or around 47 percent, suffer from some harmful form of gum disease. By their 20s or 30s, most people have lost at least one tooth; by their 60s, most have lost an average of eight teeth to gum disease. Here are answers to some of the most common questions people have…

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Basic Dental Care in Western Massachusetts

Although good oral hygiene may not seem very exciting, it is the basis of a long and healthy life. Research has shown that good dental health positively affects physical health, and those who have poor oral health also have poor physical health. In addition, poor dental health has been directly linked to serious diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia,…

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Uncover The Truth About Root Canal Treatment

Even though root canals are extremely common, many people have misconceptions about this tooth-saving remedy. Uncover the truth about root canal treatment and ask some important questions to see whether it’s best for you. Reasons for a Root Canal While root canals are falsely rumored to cause a lot of tooth pain, the truth is that this treatment provides relief…

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What to Expect with a Tooth Extraction

A visit to the dentist is rarely a welcome occasion—sharp objects, noisy tools, and the uncertainty of what might happen commonly lead people of all ages to dread dental appointments. Often, the uneasiness associated with professional dental care has to do with simply not knowing what to expect. A tooth extraction is among the most feared dental procedures for these…

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Understanding Sensitive Teeth

Do you feel a sharp, stinging sensation when tasting things that are hot, cold, sour, or sweet? Then you’re probably facing sensitive teeth and gums. While sensitive teeth are common today, it’s easy to treat and stop sensitivity at the source. Having sensitive teeth and gums is miserable. Routine dental care activities like brushing and flossing can be painful. In…

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Cavity Prevention Advice For Everyone

Anyone who feels that it is okay to get a little lazy every now and then when it comes to routine dental care may be in for a rude awakening. Poor dental health can have truly negative ramifications in terms of general health and wellness. Though it may come as a surprise to some, cavities and decay increase an individual’s…

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Reasons and Remedies for Tooth Discoloration

If your teeth are dark and discolored, your smile can affect your overall confidence. Discover what you can do to whiten your smile and brighten your outlook. Causes of Cases of Stained Teeth Did you know there are many causes of discolored teeth? Some are within your control, while others happen naturally, but the main reasons for tooth discoloration include…

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Why Flossing Is a Must, Not a Maybe

You can run and you can hide, but you can’t deny the need for flossing. You may think that daily brushing is good enough to keep teeth healthy, but according to dentists, it’s only a good start. It may come as a surprise, but that skinny strand of floss is the only thing that’s tough enough to clean plaque from…

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Causes of Bleeding Gums and Gum Disease

Understanding Gum Disease You likely already know about the evils of tooth decay and cavities, but it may be that you’re not fully aware of how harmful gum disease can truly be. Clinically known as periodontal disease, this group of conditions that affects the gums can result in tooth loss and a number of potentially dangerous health issues. Learning all…

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Brush Up on the Benefits of Brushing

You’ve been brushing and flossing since before you can remember, so why would you need to brush up on your skills? The fact is that brushing and flossing is such a routine habit that many times proper techniques are not applied—not because you don’t know how, but because, well, you’re busy living your life. That’s when a friendly reminder can…

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