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Preventing Bad Breath

Preventing Bad Breath

In today’s society, we are constantly having to bob and weave through the many layers of social standards that are ever changing. Some of these standards, like certain beauty standards, seem to ask a little too much of the members of our society. However, there are some social agreements that we seem to automatically adhere […]

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Preventing Tooth Decay

Preventing Tooth Decay

After you lose your baby teeth, the teeth that grow in are those that you’ll be stuck with for the rest of your life. There isn’t another set that will magically grow in if you lose an adult tooth. Because of that, it’s vital that you maintain excellent oral health. While there are always measures […]

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Charcoal Toothpaste: Dental Pros &#038; Cons <br/><span style="font-size:60%;">Teeth Cleaning Tips From Our San Marcos Dentist</span>

Charcoal Toothpaste: Dental Pros & Cons
Teeth Cleaning Tips From Our San Marcos Dentist

Many people have wondered about charcoal toothpaste. Charcoal is currently very popular and is being used in a variety of different areas. You’ll find it in many applications including facials, vitamins, soap, and even shampoos. Recently, charcoal toothpaste is gaining in popularity for dental care. What is ‘Activated’ Charcoal? Charcoal is the substance left after […]

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Can Gum Disease Cause Alzheimer&#8217;s? &#8211; Larry D. Dentist San Marcos

Can Gum Disease Cause Alzheimer’s? – Larry D. Dentist San Marcos

Recent evidence has been released showing a positive correlation between a bacteria found in gum disease and Alzheimer’s.  Gum disease is characterized by red, swollen, painful, and/or bleeding gums. Loose teeth and infection may also be present in gum disease.  Symptoms of Alzheimer’s include memory loss, difficulty learning new things, difficulty with language, and carrying […]

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Why Adults Are Turning To Using Dental Braces

Why Adults Are Turning To Using Dental Braces

Braces used to be a thing that mainly only children and teens had put on their teeth. Adults nowadays are having braces installed in order to correct teeth issues such as bent teeth, large gaps, or bad bites. Around one million adults in North America now have braces, and that number is expected to continue […]

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How Acidic Foods Affect Your Teeth

How Acidic Foods Affect Your Teeth

Your teeth are very strong, but if you eat certain foods or drink certain beverages, your teeth might become overly sensitive. Below, we’ll go over how acidic foods affect your teeth. We will also include a list of foods which you might want to avoid.  Healthy Teeth Increase Quality of Life Teeth are tools that […]

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How Bruxism Can Impact TMJ Disorder

How Bruxism Can Impact TMJ Disorder

Do you grind your teeth? The medical community calls excessive jaw clenching or teeth grinding “bruxism.” Here we’ll look at the relationship between bruxism and TMJ Disorder (also known as temporomandibular joint disorder).  Grinding Teeth Many people grind their teeth when they are frustrated. Unfortunately, if you grind your teeth constantly, it could wear down […]

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Different Types of Dental Floss

Different Types of Dental Floss

We all know that flossing is recommended. A consistent and appropriate regimen of brushing and flossing helps to protect and preserve our teeth, but what most people don’t know is that there are a lot of different flossing mediums out there. Not all floss is the same and there are different reasons to use each […]

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Cavity Prevention

Cavity Prevention

Taking care of your teeth is more than just having a pretty smile. Healthy teeth and good oral hygiene are important to your general health. You may not be able to eat all of the nutritious foods that you eat if you have sore, broken or decaying teeth. Gum disease can lead to more serious […]

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Your Coffee And Your Teeth

Your Coffee And Your Teeth

Millions of Americans rely on a morning cup of java to get their day started, but many people don’t realize the impact that even a single cup of coffee each day can have on their smile. It not only affects the appearance of teeth, but can also cause dental health problems if certain preventative actions […]

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TMJ Disorders: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

TMJ Disorders: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

TMJ Disorders: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) plays the role of a sliding hinge by connecting jawbone to the skull. Everyone has a joint on each side of their jaw. TMJ disorder causes pain in the muscles and jaw joint that control jaw movement. The specific cause of a TMJ disorder is […]

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How Invisalign® Works

How Invisalign® Works

Having straighter teeth is no longer as difficult or time consuming to achieve as it once was. With all the advances in dentistry over the past decades, Invisalign® has been developed for both adults and teens. It takes only a few weeks for your Invisalign® treatment to be prepared, and the trays you’ll be wearing […]

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Why It&#8217;s Important To Visit Your Dentist

Why It’s Important To Visit Your Dentist

Very few people look forward to their annual dental visits, but making going to the dentist a priority is crucial to healthy teeth and gums. Regular dental visits may not always be the most pleasant of experiences, but there are many important reasons to visit your dentist regularly. Annual Cleanings No one is perfect at […]

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Teeth Bonding At Your Family Dentist In San Marcos

Teeth Bonding At Your Family Dentist In San Marcos

When something affects the appearance of your teeth, such as stained teeth or a chipped tooth, dental bonding could be the solution. Dental bonding is a relatively simple procedure used to make minor dental repairs. During the procedure a composite material, colored to match the teeth, is applied to a tooth and shaped to correct […]

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Healthy Snacks: Good For You And Your Teeth

Healthy Snacks: Good For You And Your Teeth

Choosing the wrong kinds of snacks can harm your waistline and overall well-being. It can also negatively impact your oral health. If you love snacking but want to avoid doing a number on your teeth, you have to think carefully about your food choices. Fortunately, there are various delicious foods out there that actually won’t […]