What is GERD and How Does it Affect Dental Health?

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If you experience heartburn (aka acid indigestion) or taste stomach acid in the back of your throat more than twice a week, you may have a condition known as GERD--and it can damage your teeth.   Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) becomes a problem when the closure at the end of... Read more »

Diabetes Can Affect Your Oral Health

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If you have diabetes, it is all the more important to take good care of your teeth and gums. Many studies have demonstrated that a diabetes diagnosis is linked to mouth infections such as gum disease, dry mouth, and oral thrush. There is a powerful statistical connection between gum disease... Read more »

Solving The Equation Of Dental Calculus

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Most of us equate calculus to an advanced level of mathematics that makes the brain hurt. But in the dental world, calculus is another name for tartar, which is a hardened plaque that can cause a lot of harm to your oral health. Pre-Calculus, Or Plaque Dental calculus starts out... Read more »

What Smoking Does To Your Teeth And Gums

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Smoking tobacco can wreak havoc on your health, including your dental health. Those who smoke put themselves at risk of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and more serious problems such as oral cancer. Here are some of the dental problems that can happen to those who smoke. Problems With Teeth Smoking... Read more »

The Debate That Can’t Be Brushed Aside

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You’re standing in the toothbrush section of your local supermarket. You see two types of toothbrushes: manual and electric. Which one will you choose? Many people want a definitive answer to this question, but the first fact that you should know is that a toothbrush — regardless of its type... Read more »