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Electric vs. Manual Toothbrush: Which Is Best for Me?

There have never been as many toothbrush choices as there are in today’s age. With so many brands, types, and sizes, it can become overwhelming to decide what’s best to use. While we can’t help…
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Why Do My Gums Bleed?

When most people think of oral health, they usually think of their teeth and whether or not they have cavities. However, gums play a very important role in oral hygiene as well. If the gums…
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Why Are My Teeth So Yellow?

Many of us want to light up the room with our pearly white smiles, but sometimes those pearly whites can become yellow and discolored. While yellow teeth are a common part of the aging process,…
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Why Is My Tongue Numb?

A numb tongue is often an indicator of an underlying nerve condition. Our brains and the nervous system are deeply connected, so if you experience any sudden tongue numbness it’s important to assess any physical…

Why Are My Gums Swollen?

Swollen gums can be uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful. Learn why your gums are swollen so you can take steps to reduce the inflammation.

Why Is Your Mouth Numb?

In most cases, a numb mouth is easily treatable. However, to do so successfully, you'll need to know what caused it in the first place.
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How the Quality of Water Affects Your Teeth

It’s so basic - water is great for your health, and that includes your oral health. We’re all told to get our 8 glasses a day, or actually quite a bit more according to Mayo…
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Types of Dental Fillings

How Many Different Types of Fillings Are There? There are many different kinds of fillings available in a variety of materials. The material can affect the price and durability of the filling. Different filling materials…

Why Are My Gums Sensitive to Cold?

All of us have some amount of sensitivity to cold food or beverages, but if the pain becomes too unbearable to enjoy the occasional iced tea or ice cream, it’s important to assess the underlying…

What to Do If Your Gums Are Bleeding

If you notice your gums are bleeding, it usually means there is some underlying gum inflammation in your mouth. While bleeding gums can be common, it doesn’t mean it’s something you should necessarily ignore.
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Why Are My Gums Itchy?

tchy or tingling gums may be a sign that there is underlying inflammation. This inflammation can be caused by a newly developing infection, or it could be associated with small hormonal changes or an allergic…
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Why Are My Gums White?

Our gums typically display a reddish-pink color when they’re healthy. The color of our gums suddenly changing can be an indicator that something is off-balance in our mouths, such as a bacterial infection.
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When is the Right Time to Take a Baby to the Dentist?

Creating good dental habits in children, like regularly visiting the dentist, is necessary to ensure the best possible outcome for their lifelong oral health. But when is the right time to take a child to…

Why Is My Mouth So Dry?

There are many underlying reasons someone’s mouth may be dry. Here are the common causes and symptoms of dry mouth according to dental experts.
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Why Is My Tongue Swollen?

Tongues can swell for reasons ranging from allergies to vitamin deficiencies. Here are some reasons why your tongue may be swelling and what treatment may be necessary.