Treat Or Teeth? Tips For Surviving Halloween With Braces

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Halloween is one of the most beloved times of the year for children and adults alikeā€”and for good reason; besides the fun of dressing up and decorating, Halloween really functions as an excuse to eat all the delicious goodies you can stomach. However, if you're one of the thousands of people with orthodontic braces come the 31st, you may just feel a little bummed looking at all the candy that's on the do-not-eat list.

13 October 2016

Flossing May Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk

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So many things are considered cancer causing that it's hard to know which ones really matter in the grand scheme of things. If you've heard that a lack of flossing contributes to pancreatic cancer, you've heard of something that you need to acknowledge. Scientists have discovered that the risk of pancreatic cancer nearly doubles from poor dental hygiene. Specifically, the risk is linked to antibodies fighting bacteria in the mouth caused by not flossing.

5 April 2016

Introduction To Dental Implants

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If you need to get a tooth replaced, then one of your options is to get a dental implant. To help you get a better idea of what that entails, here is an overview of how implants work and how they can vary: What is an implant? An implant is essentially a permanent synthetic tooth that is attached to your jawbone with a screw. The implant itself is the screw and is attached to the crown (which is the part that looks like a normal tooth) via an adjoining element called the abutment.

13 January 2016