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New Year, New You: 5 Tips for Great Dental Health in 2021

In Dental Health by Dr. Mathew Palmer

As the holiday season closes, the focus turns to the year ahead and the resolutions that will help make it a better one. These resolutions are all too frequently grandiose to the extent that they may be hard to accomplish, dropping by the wayside before the next year’s resolutions reignite the flame.  But there’s no need for your New Year’s …

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Understanding Oral Cancer

In Dental Health by Dr. Mathew Palmer

Oral cancer is cancer that begins in the mouth or throat. It can occur anywhere in the oral cavity, including your lips, mouth, tongue, gums, the area behind your wisdom teeth, back of your throat, tonsils, and the roof of your mouth. In the United States, 53,260 individuals will be diagnosed with oral cavity in 2020, the American Cancer Society …

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How Does Botox Help with Dental Issues

In Dental issues by Dr. Mathew Palmer

What comes to mind when you think of Botox? Most people think of the cosmetic uses of Botox, like reducing forehead wrinkles, getting rid of the “11” lines between the eyebrows, or reducing crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes. However, Botox also has therapeutic effects. Botox is an effective treatment for TMJ pain, lockjaw, and even headaches. Do …

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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 …