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Best Teeth Cleaning Practices

Best Teeth Cleaning Practices

Proper oral care is such an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Not only does having healthy teeth and gums boost your confidence, but taking care of them can help you avoid a world of unnecessary discomfort, physically and financially. While you might not feel like you need a lesson on oral care, it is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]