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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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Can Gum Disease Cause Alzheimer’s? – 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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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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Why It’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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The Different Types Of Teeth And What They Do

The Different Types Of Teeth And What They Do

The Importance of Teeth Your teeth are more than just a pretty smile. There are four main types of teeth: Incisors, Canines, Premolars, and Molars. Each type of tooth has specialized characteristics for the job that it does in the mouth. All the teeth working together also have an important role. They help chew and […]

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How To Relieve A Toothache Before Seeing A Dentist

How To Relieve A Toothache Before Seeing A Dentist

Toothache can refer to any pain near the teeth. While a toothache is typically the result of decay, there are several factors that can cause toothache pain. A toothache may present itself in several ways. The pain can be mild or severe, constant or may come and go without warning. Eating or drinking, especially hot […]

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Recognizing The Early Signs Of Gum Disease

Recognizing The Early Signs Of Gum Disease

Almost half of the population in the United States is dealing with some form of gum disease. This statistic may be surprising to you but gum disease is actually one of the most common reasons that a person will visit the dentist’s office this year. You may not even know that this is something you […]

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Best Supplements, Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Teeth – Pt. 2

Best Supplements, Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Teeth – Pt. 2

Our discussion of supplements for improving oral health continues here today as we cover the best supplements, vitamins, and minerals for dealing with specific issues. As mentioned previously, be weary of snake oil salesmen. This includes aromatherapy, holistic medicine, and anything that has non-specific and unresearched components that make wide claims of curing dozens of […]

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What You Need To Know About Gum Disease

What You Need To Know About Gum Disease

One of the most important parts of the human body is the teeth. If properly cared for they will serve a person faithfully for their entire life. It is not unusual to find people in their 90’s that have their original teeth even though they may have been repaired along the way with fillings, bridges, […]

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How to Break Your Sugar Addiction

How to Break Your Sugar Addiction

Addictions We’ve all heard of addictions. People can be addicted to alcohol or drugs, but what about sugar? Is that a real thing? It is, and more and more people are finding themselves addicted to sugar. The first step to overcoming an addiction, whatever the culprit is, is to recognize that you have one. If […]

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Road to White Teeth: Part 1

Road to White Teeth: Part 1

Over the Counter and Household Teeth Whitening Techniques and Products Everyone wants to have teeth as white as celebrities, but there are a lot of options you may not know about. We will be going over a few ways to whiten teeth at home. There are a lot of products that are sold over the […]

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Diet’s Effect on Dental Health

Diet’s Effect on Dental Health

We all know to floss, to brush two times a day while singing our ABC’s, to use mouthwash, and to avoid candy and soda. But there is more to dental care than that. Candy and soda are not the only things that can have an effect on our oral health. There are certain foods we […]

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History of Dentistry: Ancient Cleaning and Diets

History of Dentistry: Ancient Cleaning and Diets

Many people assume that the ancient people of the world unilaterally ignored dental health. But the reality is that many had toothbrushes and toothpastes, even if they took a crude setting, and took preventative measures to prevent decay. As well, some cultures consisted on diets that were far less acidic and contributed far less to […]

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3 Reasons to Get an Oral Cancer Screening

3 Reasons to Get an Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is a growing problem today, and it’s important to have oral cancer screenings done annually. Three very good reasons to have your dentist perform an oral cancer screening have to do with the increasing incidence of oral cancer in young people, and the screenings are quick, painless and inexpensive. The Young Are Increasingly […]