Dental Emergencies

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Dental emergencies occur often in young patients. Though they require urgent treatment, it is important to remain calm and take immediate action. Dental emergencies are any trauma or condition that requires immediate attention. Examples include: Toothache Fractured or broken tooth Knocked-out tooth Tooth displacement Injured jaw bone, cheek, lip or tongue Did you know… that more than […]

Mouth & Throat Sores

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Mouth and throat sores may make daily tasks like eating and speaking difficult. It can be a symptom of various conditions, but determining the underlying cause will depend on the other signs you encounter. Causes of a mouth and throat sore A sore throat is marked by pain, irritation, and scratchiness, which can be more […]

Sensitive Teeth

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If you find yourself avoiding hot drinks and cold foods, then your teeth may be sensitive. Tooth sensitivity is common, and in optimistic terms, will be temporary. But when it’s chronic, it can affect the way you enjoy life. Your dentist can get to the bottom of this painful condition, but it’s essential to know […]

Iron-Deficiency Anemia

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Anemia is a condition in which your red blood cell count is lower than normal. Anemia also occurs when your red blood cells don’t contain enough of the iron-rich protein hemoglobin, which gives blood its red hue. Hemoglobin helps red blood cells transport oxygen throughout your body. If you have anemia, your body may not […]

Dry Mouth

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Dry mouth is the feeling of an inadequate flow of saliva in the mouth. Your mouth needs saliva to work because it’s made to help break down food and help you swallow. Saliva also cleans the mouth of harmful bacteria and helps wash away food particles from your teeth. When your mouth loses the ability […]

Abscessed Teeth

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Dental abscesses are pus pockets that form when bacteria are able to take up residence within the pulp of a tooth or in the gums. There are multiple types of an abscess, but they all share one thing in common, they’re often excruciatingly painful. Even without pain, abscesses pose a serious risk to your oral […]

Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease – also known as gingivitis and periodontitis – is most easily identified by the visible symptoms it causes as it progresses. In its beginning stages, a periodontal disease often causes no symptoms at all, making it difficult for the average person to notice. With time, bacteria begin causing inflammation in the gums, which […]

High Blood Pressure

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Also called hypertension, high blood pressure is the most common type of cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, high blood pressure rarely generates any symptoms, which means you may not realize you have it. Blood pressure is the force at which blood travels inside your blood vessels. But because blood vessels are narrow, too much force can easily […]

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Dental Health

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects an estimated 11 million people in the United States, and is most common among elderly smokers. Patients may present with recurrent coughing of mucoid secretions (chronic bronchitis) or breathlessness caused by the destruction of the airways (emphysema). Seeing a specialized dentist Research shows that people with COPD who brush […]

Oral Thrush (Oral Candidiasis)

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Oral thrush – or oral pseudomembranous candidiasis – is a fungal infection of the mouth common among denture wearers, infants and people with weakened immune systems. The most common human fungal infection, thrush presents as slightly raised removable plaques (resembling cottage cheese) on the tongue or inner cheek. It can also affect the roof of […]