What is Enamel Hypoplasia?

Enamel Hypoplasia can be a lifelong condition that patients continue to treat or a major problem that requires fillings, crowns, and even tooth extractions. To understand the cause of enamel deficiencies and how to treat and prevent them, you need to know how your enamel works and why it doesn't always form correctly. Keep reading to learn more about Enamel Hypoplasia and how dentists treat it.

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Tooth Pain and Exercise: Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Run?

Among many athletes and people who are trying to get into better shape, running is a favorite activity for improving overall and cardiovascular health. For some, though, this exercise can cause pain. One of those possible, but rarely talked about, pains can be in your teeth. If this is something you've experienced, we have some information on what may be causing the pain and how to reduce it.

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Dental Plaque & Cardiovascular Diseases

Updated August 17, 2016

Your heart is one busy organ. It pumps your blood each and every day twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week without a break, ever! Even if we do not eat healthy and do not exercise regularly, our heart pumps our blood, making sure it gets to each pinkie toe clear up to our eyeballs! 

It seems like everything in the body is linked in some way; however, it may surprise you that teeth and the heart directly affect each other. If one has gum disease, it might be a sign of a heart issue. In fact, gum disease may even be the cause of heart issues under certain circumstances. 

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A Brief History of Dentistry

From ancient Egyptian "toothers" to today's highly trained dentistry specialists, dental care has interested humans for thousands of years. Early dentists practiced their trade long before they had access to the technologies we enjoy today, such as X-rays, anesthesia, running water, and electricity. Find out how dentistry evolved from its primitive beginning to modern times.

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4 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Clean On the Go

Updated August 17, 2016

Are you equipped to take care of your teeth when you are not at home? Do you have a travel toothbrush, toothpaste, or dental floss at your disposal? If you answered no, then you need to learn the tips and tricks of keeping your teeth clean and your smile bright when you are on the go.

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The Top 6 Ways to Keep Your Breath Fresh

Do you have an odor emanating from your mouth and do not know from where it is coming? Do you have coffee breath or morning breath? Bad breath can be a hindrance to relationships as well as a cause of anxiety and stress in the individual with the bad breath. They are afraid to get too close to people when talking with them for fear the other person will smell their bad breath. The odor can become so distracting and foul that it isolates people and causes them to ache for human interaction.

 

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The Best Mouthwash You Can Buy

Updated August 19, 2016

What is your nightly dental routine? Do you even know if you have one or is the motion so ingrained into your routine that it just comes naturally? Do you brush your teeth and then floss right before bed? Do you only brush your teeth? Do you use mouthwash at all? Different people have different routines both before bed and in the morning when it comes to their oral health. Some people brush and floss while others do not floss, but use mouthwash instead. Mouthwash is excellent oral health protection, and it can be a powerful supplement to your brushing and flossing routine. Mouthwashes come in many different formulas with ingredients that help prevent cavities, whiten your teeth, freshen your breath, and battle gingivitis. While some products do it all, others put a greater focus on particular problem areas. Check out these top picks to find the best mouthwash for your needs.

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The Toddler and The Toothbrush: Three Steps to Developing Healthy Dental Hygiene for Your Toddler

 

With my toothless 7-month old son already exhibiting copious amounts of free will, I fear the battle that is getting a toddler to brush their teeth. I decided to prepare now. My advice to others with wildly sweet yet wildly powerful babies is summarized in three suggestions: 1) start early, 2) create a routine, and 3) make it fun.

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Should I Use an Electric or Regular Toothbrush?

Updated August 19, 2016

There are a million types of toothbrushes out there! What kind should I get? Do I get one with soft bristles? How about medium bristles? Do I choose a small head or a large head? Do I go big and purchase an electric toothbrush or stick to the old-fashioned kind? What about cost? How does it play into the equation? Does an expensive toothbrush mean it cleans my teeth better? There are so many decisions; it can be overwhelming!

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11 Foods That Are Hurting Your Teeth

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry estimates that Americans spend $2.75 billion annually on cosmetic dentistry, but how many people actually know how to protect their investment?

Did your parents ever warn you about eating taffy or candy apples, describing in lurid terms what those foods might do to your fillings? Those sticky candies aren't the only things that are ruining your beautiful smile and causing you to spend more time in a dentist chair. There's a long list of foods that aren't good for your teeth, and some of them might surprise you.

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