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Alcohol vs Alcohol Free Mouthwash

Alcohol vs Alcohol Free Mouthwash

Taking care of your teeth and gums is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. However, sometimes it can feel difficult to know exactly how to have the best possible oral hygiene. Knowing how often and what techniques to brush your teeth, how to properly floss, and what foods to avoid seem to dominate most […]

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What is TMJ?

What is TMJ?

The human jaw is one of those parts of our bodies that we have a tendency to take for granted. Formed like a hinge, the jaw is a key component in everyday activities like eating and opening your mouth. While this complex body part serves many functions for us, there are over 10 million Americans […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth

Everything You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth

What are Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are a third row of molars that most late teens or early adults develop. Often times, the incoming teeth can cause issues for your jaw or cosmetically can be an issue for your teeth. Through many years of evolution, the human jaw has become smaller, and because of a […]

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Reasons Why Dental X-rays Are So Important

Reasons Why Dental X-rays Are So Important

There are many things you can do for your teeth and gums to ensure lasting oral health like brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and avoiding sugary foods and tobacco products. While these are all important things you can do on your own, there is still work that can only […]

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Pro Flossing Tips <br><span class='secondtitle'>Advice from your Dentist in San Marcos TX</span>

Pro Flossing Tips
Advice from your Dentist in San Marcos TX

A consistent oral care routine is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Not only does thoroughly cleaning your teeth help fight off obvious diseases like gingivitis and tooth decay, but proper oral care also helps stave off other serious illnesses like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory disease. With that in mind, it’s crazy to […]

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How Vitamins Affect Your Teeth

How Vitamins Affect Your Teeth

In some regards, staying healthy and in good shape can seem like an elusive task to try and achieve. The rules of healthy eating seem to be changing with the seasons. Some rules, however, stay tried and true. Most of the basic health rules are directly connected with your oral health as well. More and […]

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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 […]