What Is Gum Disease?

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What is gum disease, or gum recession? Gum disease happens when gum tissue surrounding the teeth pull back from the tooth, exposing either the tooth or the tooth roots. When this happens, gaps form between the teeth and the gum line, allowing bacteria accumulate. This bacterial film can harden into tartar causing long-term problems including… Read more »

Regular Dental Checkups for Good Oral Health

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The American Dental Associations strongly recommends visiting the dentist twice a year for your regular dental checkup and cleaning. This simple appointment is one of the biggest factors for maintaining good oral health. The first half of your appointment usually consists of a basic clean up. During this cleaning your hygienist will use several different… Read more »

Care for Your Teeth . . . And Your Toothbrush

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Do you visit your dentist regularly? Do you floss every day? Do you make a point of brushing after meals, morning, and night? Do you even brush for two minutes at a time? If you do, congratulations. But did you know that there is something else you can—and should—do to keep your smile healthy? To… Read more »