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Flossing

Importance of Flossing

When developing your oral hygiene regimen, it is important to include flossing once a day in order to decrease the likelihood of cavities and gum disease.

Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms and treatment.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is oral cancer awareness month and serves as a reminder of the importance of routine oral cancer screenings in order to increase the likelihood of early detection and chances of long term survival.

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Cannabis and Its Impact on Oral Health

The use of cannabis for purposes other than recreational ones has become more common in recent years, emerging as a medicinal treatment to relieve pain, anxiety, and depression among others.

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How Does HIV Affect the Mouth?

While it is understood that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system, the virus can severely impact every part of the body and increase the risk for developing oral health problems.

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Understanding TMJ Disorders/TMD

Roughly 10 million people in the United States suffer from at least one TMJ disorder. There are multiple factors that can cause TMD such as stress, trauma, clenching or grinding habits, chewing hard foods.

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Teens and Orthodontics – What Are Your Options?

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children should receive an orthodontic consultation at the age of 7. Now with multiple options for orthodontic treatment, it can feel overwhelming to find the best treatment for your teen.

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How to Take Care of Your Teeth as the Weather Gets Colder

Cold weather is known for drying out your skin, but the dropping temperatures can also increase your risk for dental problems. These problems exist year-round, but dentists ask their patients to be mindful of dental maintenance around colder months.