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If You Suffer From An Anxiety Disorder, Your Mental Condition Can Chew Into Your Oral Health

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Approximately 70% of people affected with bruxism also suffer from stress or an anxiety disorder. If you have an anxiety disorder, the damage that bruxism causes can be more severe because, without treatment, anxiety disorders are difficult to overcome. During this time, bruxism can significantly take a toll on your oral health: What is an Anxiety Disorder? The term “anxiety disorder” refers to a group of mental illnesses with underlying, exaggerated anxiety at the center of the disorder. Read More»

Comparing Dental Floss And Water Picks

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Cleaning between your teeth is a difficult procedure, and is something that you cannot accomplish from simply brushing. The two most common methods for cleaning between your teeth are dental floss, which is a simple piece of waxed string, and a water pick, which uses a relatively high pressure stream of water to reach between your teeth. Both of these oral health care products have their pros and cons, and understanding the differences between the two can help you decide which one best suits your needs: Read More»

2 Common Dental Problems That Are Really Dental Emergencies

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If you are like most people, seeing a dentist is something you do, at best, twice a year and it is not uncommon to see a dentist only when a problem occurs. Therefore, when a problem does happen, it is often challenging to determine what qualifies as an emergency and what does not. Fortunately,there are three occasions where it makes a lot of sense to see a dentist right away, regardless of where you are or when it is. Read More»

Over 35 Years Old? Add These 4 Vitamins To Your Diet And Eat Your Way To Healthy Gums

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If you’re over 35 years old, you have an increased risk of developing gum disease. In fact, research has found that about 75% people over the age of 35, already have gum disease. Unfortunately, gum disease doesn’t just affect your teeth and gums. It can also affect your health by increasing your risk of heart disease. You can improve your health and reduce the chances of developing gum disease by including certain vitamins in your diet. Read More»

3 Traveling Tips For Denture Wearers

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Wearing and caring for a set of dentures may seem intimidating and time-consuming, especially if you haven’t met with an experienced dentist to discuss your concerns. You may worry about whether you can enjoy the foods you once loved or fear that you won’t be able to explore the world with your partner. Luckily, traveling with dentures is a breeze – and maintaining them requires about the same amount of time and effort as you once spent caring for your regular teeth. Read More»