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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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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Losing a tooth is a bigger deal than what is merely visible in a smile. But, that’s a pretty big deal! Of course, a tooth that is obviously missing in a smile can detract from facial appearance. However, studies have shown a tooth that is absent in a smile also impacts how an individual is…

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It seems we all know (or know of) someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Whether it’s the afflicted individual or family member of someone with Alzheimer’s, we witness what a devastating disease this is to entire families. The World Health Organization cites that about 36 million people globally are affected by Alzheimer’s disease.…

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In the U.S., the number one cause of adult tooth loss is periodontal (gum) disease. According to the Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), over 47 percent of American adults are living with some level of gum disease. For those who are 65 and older, this figure jumps to 70 percent. As devastating as…

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