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What Causes Morning Breath?

Morning breath is never appreciated but it is something we all deal with to some degree. While you may consider this foul odor an inevitable occurrence, it can be helpful to understand exactly what causes morning breath and how you can lessen it.

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Zoom Whitening: How Does It Work?

With little sacrifice of your time and money, Zoom Whitening can give you dramatic results and numerous benefits towards a brighter, more confident smile. While avoiding stain-causing foods and drinks and maintaining diligent oral hygiene are the most practical steps towards whiter teeth, many patients want to erase stains and boost their smile appearance in a quicker timeframe.

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The pH of Your Smile

You may not think much about pH levels when it comes to your smile. However, pH plays a major role in your dental health. To reduce the presence of cavity causing bacteria, it is important to find ways to balance or neutralize the pH of your mouth.

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Oil Pulling: What’s All The Hype?

You may have heard the term “oil pulling” as one of the latest trends in home oral health care. By swishing around coconut oil for several minutes in your mouth, the idea is that the oil pulls microbes off of your teeth, which can act as a teeth whitener, halitosis treatment and even improve gingivitis. Some will go as far as to say oil pulling prevents cavities. Whey these claims are not proven and agreed upon by all dentists, there is some scientific truth about what coconut oil actually accomplishes within the mouth.

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Knocked Out Tooth: What Should You Do?

Dental emergencies can be disruptive, painful and quite frightening, especially when they involve a knocked out tooth. If you have suffered a dental-related accident, you should get to a dentist as soon as possible. However, there are also some immediate steps you can take to increase your chances of saving the tooth.

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Diabetes and Your Dental Health

The relationship between diabetes and your oral health is a two-way street. More specifically, it is the condition of your gums that can affect and be affected by your blood sugars. In other words, uncontrolled gum disease can lead to diabetes and uncontrolled diabetes can make it more difficult to stop gum disease. It is a vicious cycle that deserves a closer look.

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