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We can’t cure them, but we can help.

What are canker sores, how do I avoid them, and how can my dentist help?

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Dentists & Hygiene Warriors Rejoice!

The development of biosensors helps monitor and maintain the bacteria in your mouth.

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Working on a Cure for Dry Mouth

Did you know Salivary Science was a thing?

Beginning in 2005, an international team of graduate students from the University of Delaware and the Christina Care Health System in Newark, DE has been making a bold attempt to engineer an implantable replacement salivary gland.

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Using a mouthwash can be a smart addition to your daily smile-care routine, yet according to the United Kingdom’s Oral Health Foundation, only 31% of adults use mouthwash. Ideally, you’re already adding a mouthwash as s part of your routine, which includes brushing and flossing twice daily. If not, we have a few reasons you might want to add that finishing touch. read more

Many people believe that gum disease is simply caused by poor oral hygiene. But did you know that it is actually a communicable infection?

That means that when you come share mouth bacteria with people who have gum disease, or allow your pet to lick your mouth, you’re increasing your risk of developing gum disease. read more

Bodily piercings are very common. It’s likely that you or a friend has a body piercing. Although not entirely common, about 5% of young adults have oral piercings. These piercings may be a form of self-expression, but they also pose a threat to health.

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Some people equate a bright, white smile to good oral health. This may or may not be the case. Just because someone’s teeth are white does not mean they are healthy. Let’s take a closer look at why most people don’t have pearly white teeth. read more

That’s a quote from one of our new patients who went to see an “instant smile service” and listened to their pitch. She knew it didn’t make sense and decided to get a second opinion. She also found out that the “new smile” that they promise in one day, is actually temporary, and she would have to come back much later to get her “real” dentures. read more

A beautiful smile never grows old, yet some people wonder whether it’s ‘too late’ for them to straighten their teeth and acquire the beautiful smile they’ve dreamed of. For those asking that very question, the answer is “no.” read more

Do you dread bad breath? Perhaps it is something you’ve struggled with in the past, or something that haunts you still today. Bad breath can be extremely embarrassing when talking face-to-face with others, or when going for a kiss with your partner.

Oral hygiene is a major factor in bad breath, but sometimes people with great oral hygiene (who brush twice daily, floss, and even brush their tongue) are still plagued by halitosis. One possible explanation may be tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths. read more