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Gum Disease Linked with Covid-19 Complications

We often say “the mouth is the window to the body.” Keeping it healthy is critical, and that couldn’t be more true this year.

Gum Disease Linked with COVID-19 Complications.

According to recent studies, regular teeth brushing and proper oral care plays a big role in fighting COVID-19. A study of more than 500 people showed a correlation with severe COVID-19 reactions. Those with gum […]

Braces are Gaining Popularity. No cap.

When I was a kid, it seemed that only a select few were getting braces. These days, almost every young face has a mouthful of gear and adults are often sporting braces too. (Hello, Gen Z.) So what gives? Have things changed that much in the last 30 years?

For one, it is much more “normal” now to do things not simply for functional reasons but for cosmetic ones too. Many adults who have suffered from […]

Recessive Gums

Dr. Moore recently told one of our patients during a check-up that they had an issue with recessive gums and heeded a warning. Her immediate reaction was: “Well, what the heck does that mean?”

Recessive Gums

Often, as we get older, our gums tend to recede (like some hairlines do as well), and it exposes more of the nerve, leaving it unprotected and sensitive. The recession of gums can also be the result of genetics, smoking or […]

Dental Emergency

Like it or not, a dental emergency can arise at any moment, without notice, causing discomfort and distress for everyone involved. Whether it’s a mouth injury from a
sporting event or an infected tooth causing debilitating pain, prompt dental care is crucial to improving the situation. Dental health heroes step in, daily, to help suffering patients by eliminating pain and restoring smiles.

Take the story of Nora, a young softball player. Amid a competitive game, Nora captured […]

Denture Adventure

When natural teeth, gums and tissues need replaced, dentures come into the picture. Not only can dentures help boost the confidence of the wearer, but practically speaking, dentures also help with basic skills like talking and eating. Though pricey, depending on the circumstances, most dental insurance providers will cover at least half of the cost of the procedure and apparatus.

Dentures have come a long way in the last few years. Maybe some of us envision […]

Environmentally-Friendly Toothpaste Tablets: Would You Try Them?

Do you ever feel a little anxious sticking a tube of toothpaste in your carry-on bag, wondering if it will get squeezed onto your freshly pressed dress clothes!? Well, fear no more. Try out a toothpaste tablet. What? That’s right. Instead of using a tube of toothpaste, you can toss in a tablet, chew it into paste form, and stick a brush in your mouth to carry out the normal brushing experience.

This waterless tablet is […]

How to Get Rid of Halitosis

Halitosis may sound like a fancy term, but it is not a term you want said in your presence. It refers to bad breath. Halitosis feeds on bacteria in your mouth, causing an unpleasant odor for you and everyone around you.

For one, certain food can cause halitosis to be more severe; foods like garlic or onion are especially stinky, because they are absorbed into your bloodstream. Poor oral care can also lead to […]

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