When a tooth ache occurs, most people assume it is due to a cavity. While this may, indeed, be the case, a tooth ache can emerge for other reasons as well. These include: Tooth’s Interior – In addition to a a cavity, a tooth ache can occur from a crack in the tooth, a fractured…

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are taking a number of measures to avoid exposure to the virus. Wearing masks in public, frequent hand washing, and wiping surfaces with antibacteria cleaners has become commonplace. During this time, people who are elderly or ill are urged to be especially cautious due to having a more compromised immune…

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At the first of March, very few would have ever predicted that our lives would be so different within a month’s time. As most have undergone drastic changes in routines for work, parenting, and staying active, there is one challenge that seems to loom in the background throughout the day – the kitchen! With ready-access…

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As our nation, and every country, deals with an unprecedented pandemic, we have temporarily closed our office for non-emergency needs. Although this helps each area of the country to minimize exposure to this virus, we hope you realize that patient safety is a priority in our office every day! The instruments used (probes, etc.), are…

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Kindness, intelligence, loyalty, generosity, attentiveness… Although we all wish to be judged on our inner qualities, the world we live in is influenced by the appearance of a smile. Studies have shown that a smile is often the first impression you make on others. Some studies have found that a flattering smile causes people to…

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As a Demotte dental office, it means so much to us to care for the smiles that walk in our door. Yet, we see our patients as more than mere “smiles.” We take great pride in helping our patients establish good oral health that complements their overall health. Typically, we ask patients about the medications…

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If you’ve already started your New Year’s resolution list for 2020, good for you! Being proactive with self-improvement goals helps you get the process started with a higher potential for success. According to Forbes.com, “Studies have shown that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only…

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Saliva is more than just moisture in the mouth. It is also the first stage of the digestive process and helps you to chew and speak. Having a dry mouth on occasion happens to all of us. Occasional dry mouth may be caused from consuming alcoholic beverages or coffee. The aging process can leave people…

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When we hear the term, “long in the tooth,” it generally has to do with old age. Long teeth of animals, horses in particular, are thought to indicate an advanced age. Teeth really don’t get longer with age, however. They appear to be longer due to several factors that reduce the position of gum tissue,…

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Women who reach menopause or post-menopause experience fluctuations in hormone levels. This can cause changes in gum tissues, including sensitivity, more severe reactions to irritation from bacteria buildup, a dry mouth, changes to taste, and/or burning sensations. During this phase of life, females can also be more susceptible to gingivitis, the initial stage of periodontal…

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