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What Causes Cavities?

In Dental Health by Dr. Mathew Palmer

If you have had an advanced cavity, you probably knew it. These painful holes in your tooth enamel, otherwise known as tooth decay or caries, can cause an undeniable toothache and sensitivity. That pain might be throbbing throughout the day, or it might become acute when you bite down on something hard, drink a hot or cold liquid, or eat …

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Is Sugar Really Bad for My Teeth? 

In Dental Health by Dr. Mathew Palmer

For decades, public health focused on the dangers of saturated fat. But recent research has highlighted the risks of overeating sugar on our bodies. But, sugar has always been public enemy number one when it comes to your teeth! Let’s learn more about how sugar can harm our chompers and what you can do about it. How does sugar damage …

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Understanding Periodontal Disease

In Dental Health by Dr. Mathew Palmer

Periodontal (gum) disease affects millions around the globe. It is the number one cause of adult tooth loss and has been associated with a host of other ailments such as diabetes, heart disease, and pregnancy complications. Nearly half of adults aged 30 and older suffer from some degree of gum disease, and the percentage increases with age. Since the symptoms …

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Dental Implant Maintenance Care Tips

In Dental Health by Dr. Mathew Palmer

Dental implants have become a very commonly prescribed option for adult teeth. Implants can be used for the comfort and stabilizing of a denture. 3 million people have had implants and that number increases by 500,000 per year, says the American Academy of Implantology. Different procedures and measures are required to keep an implant clean and free of harmful bacteria or plaque …

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8 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

In Dental Health by Dr. Mathew Palmer

Healthy teeth and gums make eating more comfortable and more enjoyable. Several issues that affect your mouth’s health, but the right treatment will keep your teeth and gums healthy as you age. Here are some tips for keeping your teeth healthy. Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste Besides brushing after each meal, following the proper way of brushing is also …

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All about Wisdom Teeth

In Dental Health by Dr. Mathew Palmer

Teeth develop in stages from childhood to adulthood: first incisors, then canines, premolars and molars and, eventually, wisdom teeth. Often the latter are the most fascinating. Most people with wisdom teeth may not experience a single problem, but in others, they can cause pain, infection, and other discomfort. What are they exactly? Wisdom teeth do not make you smarter. They’re …

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All about Root Canals

In Dental Health, Dental issues by Dr. Mathew Palmer

“I’d rather get a root canal” is what you say when something you’ve got to do is so terrible, you’d rather undergo the pain of a root canal. The truth is that having a root canal is no more painful for most people than getting their fillings done. Many patients come away impressed by how simple and easy the treatment …

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What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

In Dental Health, Dental issues by Dr. Mathew Palmer

Do you get dental sensitivity every time you have an ice-cold drink? Or are you wincing during your daily brushing or flossing? You might have what is known as sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem involving discomfort or pain in the teeth when hot or cold foods and drinks are consumed. The Academy of General Dentistry states …

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New Year’s Resolution: Get a Dental Check-up and Cleaning!

In Dental Health by Dr. Mathew Palmer

January is the month most of us make new year’s resolutions, many of which are linked to our physical wellbeing. Weight loss, healthier eating, exercise and quitting smoking are all popular goals to pursue, but it’s important not neglect your teeth too. It may not be the check-up that everybody looks forward to, but it is one of the most crucial. If you have been wondering why …

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Why Gums Are Important to Your Dental Health

In Dental Health by Dr. Mathew Palmer

How often do you think of your gum health? Probably not much, but you’re not alone. Many people give a low priority to the health of their gums. Yet gum health has the potential to affect the health of other parts of your body. The gums are composed of a soft skin that protects the teeth’s bones. The tissue forms …