Morning sickness? Extreme food cravings? Just two of the many factors that can lead to poor oral health during pregnancy.

As a registered dental hygienist and mom of two young children, I have seen firsthand the effects of pregnancy on oral health. Pregnant women sometimes avoid professional dental care during pregnancy for various reasons, which is never a good idea. Factors such as elevated hormone levels can cause various gum…
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Laser Light Therapy is a Dentist’s Ideal Instrument for Eliminating Discomfort, Rapid Healing, and Improving Smiles

Since I began using laser light therapy in 2009, it has truly been one of my practice’s greatest treatment tools. Laser therapy helps technologically advanced practices achieve greater results for our patients with dramatically less discomfort and much shorter recovery time. A dental laser is a focused beam of light…
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Stick Out Your Tongue! Tongue Health Linked to Better Breath, Taste, and Gum Health

The tongue was once thought to be the body’s strongest single muscle. Modern science revealed that it is actually eight muscles working together to enable daily tasks like talking, chewing, tasting, swallowing¹, or even testing a frozen flagpole. Unfortunately, tongue-cleaning often takes a back seat during at-home oral care, with…
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Place a Permanent Tooth in Milk and Baby Tooth Under Pillow. Practical Steps During an Accidental Dental Emergency.

Accidental dental emergencies can be scary. A sports mishap or a slip-and-fall can happen in a moment and often at the most inopportune time. Understandably, we are emotionally attached to our teeth, both cosmetically and functionally. I have found over the course of my 22-year career that being available with…
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