Creating and Maintaining Healthy Gums

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Your gums are an integral part of your oral health as they surround and support your teeth. Did you know that gum disease, or periodontal disease, is one of the biggest causes of tooth loss in adults? This can happen because gum disease itself can be painless, so unless you are maintaining routine dental visits,… Read more »

Easter Baskets that Promote a Healthy Smile

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With Easter right around the corner it’s easy to forget what’s best for our teeth! Like Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day before it, Easter promotes an indulgence in sweets… but who says every year has to be the same? This holiday, try making a few modifications to the goodies in your baskets and redeem yourself!… Read more »

Doc Holliday: Gunslinger, Card Sharp and Dentist

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On August 14, 1851, in Griffin, Georgia, a baby boy named John Henry was born with serious mouth deformities, a cleft palate and a cleft lip. His parents, Alice and Henry Holliday, were informed by the delivering surgeon that the infant could not be expected to live more than a few days as conventional medical… Read more »

The Worldwide Tradition Of “The Tooth Fairy”

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The practice of putting a child’s tooth under the pillow for the tooth fairy has ancient roots in European folklore. Initially, the “milk” tooth was unnamed-17buried in a field or garden in the hopes that a permanent tooth would take root and grow in the child’s mouth, much as a garden plant. It was also… Read more »

Healthy Teeth Healthy Heart!

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The correlation between gum diseases and heart disease has been well documented. And it, of course, made medical doctors question if maintaining good oral health can help patients achieve good overall health. The answer is a resounding ‘Yes’. It is now generally accepted that proper brushing and flossing can help you maintain a healthy heart…. Read more »

Halloween, Holidays and Happy Teeth!

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It’s that ‘sweet’ time of year again with Halloween approaching and the other holidays that follow. Abundant amounts of sugar will be in candy and recipes. Even if you are past the age for trick or treating candy seems to be everywhere. There are those office treats, parties, or even helping your kids out with… Read more »

Do You Snack On Food Throughout The Day?

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For many of us our eating habits are changing from the traditional three meals a day to more snacking throughout the day, or what some call ‘grazing’. For that reason, now might be a good time to include chewing sugar-free gum in your oral hygiene routine. A typical day may include breakfast at your desk,… Read more »

Smile! It’s Good For You

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Great teeth can give you a great smile and that extra boost of confidence. It’s not difficult to achieve a great set of teeth if you look after them properly. Be Regular regular visits dentist office – Preston Family Dentistry Visit your dentist office on a regular basis for preventative checkups and cleanings. Your dentist… Read more »

Your Teeth May Be Sending You A Lifesaving Signal

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In past blog posts we have talked about the importance of Dental Health to your overall health. A recent post, by the great people at Health Life Tricks, titled Five Life Saving Signals Your Body Is Sending You, listed the five signals as Urine, Teeth, Weight, Skin and Nails. Of course the other four signals… Read more »

History You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

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Walk into any dentist’s office or drug store today and you can find a vast array of toothbrushes–manual or electric, straight, angled or curved–with pristine nylon bristles to keep teeth sparkling and gums healthy. But toothbrushes, or their simple prototypes, have been a part of human dental care for thousands of years. Brush Like An… Read more »