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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 …

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Daily Dental Care Tips for Kids

In Pediatric Dentistry by Dr. Mathew Palmer

Are you aware that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? And according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42 percent of children between the ages of two and 11 had cavities in their baby teeth and 21 percent of children between the ages of …

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What to Expect at Dental Cleaning

In Dental Health by Dr. Mathew Palmer

Cleaning teeth is not only necessary for clean teeth, but also for a healthy mind and body. We need teeth cleaning to prevent diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes problems, as well as to maintain the use of our teeth. A professional teeth cleaning successfully prevents plaque and tartar build-up. This build-up is normal in any mouth — think about …

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10 Signs You Should Visit a Dentist

In Dental issues by Dr. Mathew Palmer

Your mouth is regarded as a window to your general health. It works like your own personal alarm system. Your mouth can offer you hints that something serious is happening not just in your mouth, but in other parts of your body. Diseases such as heart illness, diabetes and osteoporosis can all be detected early by paying attention to what’s going on in …