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Halitosis (Bad Breath)

2022-01-18T19:12:05-05:00November 27, 2012|, , , |

More than 90 million people suffer from chronic halitosis or bad breath. In most cases, it originates from the gums and tongue. The odor is caused by bacteria from decaying food particles, other debris in your mouth, and poor oral hygiene. The decay and debris produce a sulfur compound that causes the unpleasant odor. Bad [...]

Chewing Tobacco

2022-01-18T19:12:46-05:00November 27, 2012|, , |

Chewing tobacco affects your dental health as well as the rest of your body. If you use smokeless tobacco and have thought about quitting, your dentist can help. In the meantime, here are a few facts that may help you decide to join the 200 million Americans who are tobacco-free. Some wrongly believe that chewing [...]

Periodontal (Gum Disease) and Diabetes

2022-01-18T19:13:29-05:00November 27, 2012|, , |

Periodontal (gum) disease may result from gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums usually caused by the presence of bacteria in plaque. Plaque is the sticky film that accumulates on teeth both above and below the gum line. Without regular dental checkups, periodontal disease may result, if gingivitis is left untreated. Periodontal disease can also cause [...]

Facts on Flossing

2022-01-18T19:13:43-05:00November 27, 2012|, , , |

Flossing is the single, most important weapon against plaque, perhaps more important than the toothbrush. Many people just don’t spend enough time flossing or brushing and many have never been taught to floss or brush properly. Plaque is a sticky layer of material containing germs that accumulates on teeth, including places where toothbrushes can’t reach. [...]

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