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Smoking Damage to Your Teeth and Oral Health

After a half century of educating the public about smoking, most people know the dangers that smoking poses to their long-term health. Smoking can cause significant damage in the short term as well. The smoking damage done to people’s teeth can be very [...]

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Does Marijuana Use Cause Cavities?

Last November the voters of Michigan approved the recreational use of marijuana. Prior to that it had been legal for medicinal purposes. While many people have smoked or otherwise ingested marijuana for decades, many more will be trying and using it now [...]

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Prevention

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. There are a number of ways parents help establish good oral health, including brushing and flossing and requesting dental sealants for their children’s teeth. But there’s one thing parents can [...]

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Fight Winter Colds and Flus with Better Oral Hygiene

It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season. While we battle the snow and ice outside, our immune systems have to fight off winter colds and flus with whatever resources they can muster. That’s a tough job, but you can boost your immune system [...]

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Why Consider Dental Bonding?

Many people have tooth discoloration that, while not dangerous to their health, really bothers them. We know that healthy teeth are associated with success, and that people who are able to smile and interact with others confidently have a better chance [...]

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Is Your Tooth Pain a Sinus or Ear Infection?

Snow is on the ground, and Christmas is right around the corner. It’s “the most wonderful time of the year,” but it’s also the time of year now when more people get sick with colds and flus. Many cold symptoms, such as coughing, nasal congestion, [...]

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In Case of Pediatric Dental Emergency

Every parent wants their children to be safe and healthy and get the care they need when they need it. Because dental problems often come with pain and kids often struggle to express what’s wrong, it can be hard to tell what is a true emergency. Here [...]

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Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Do you still have your wisdom teeth? Otherwise known as third molars, these teeth are well known for causing people pain or expense in having them removed. They don’t seem to serve much of a purpose, so have you ever wondered why we even have wisdom [...]

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How Does Fluoride Protect Teeth?

Most people are very familiar with the word fluoride. We hear it in toothpaste commercials and know it’s in the water most city dwellers drink. Scientists tell us fluoride helps fight cavities. How does it help fight cavities, though, and why, in 1945 [...]

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The Secrets Your Teeth Reveal about You

We all know that healthy teeth are associated with success, but what else do your teeth tell people about you? When we watch crime shows on television, investigators frequently will be able to use dental remains or bite marks to be able to identify [...]