Dental Tips for Camping

  Summer Time Adventures! With summer upon you, it’s no surprise that one of the activities that you can’t wait to experience is camping. There’s nothing quite as rejuvenating as reconnecting with nature. However, dental health when camping should never be sacrificed just because you want to rough it up in the wild for a few days. In fact, skipping a few days of brushing can actually be detrimental to your health. As such, you may want to first have yourself a thorough cleaning from your dentist before you head off to the woods. After that, you may want to
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Canker Sores and Effective Home Remedies

  Understanding Canker Sores “Canker sores” refer to tiny ulcers that emerge on top of the mouth’s soft tissues. They sometimes emerge on the foundation of the gums as well. These lesions tend to cause significant pain in affected persons. They often are seen below the tongue, on the interior of the lips or on the interior of the cheeks. People aren’t 100 percent certain about the reasons behind the development of these sores. They’re often believed to be linked to a number of different components, though. Subtle mouth trauma may be to blame. If you brush your teeth in
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Importance of ADA seal

If you, or someone you know, is in need of dental work, choosing an ADA (American Dental Association) recognized practice is paramount, especially if you’re in need of specialty dentistry, which extends to maxillofacial surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics, and other dental disciplines. The same also holds true for over-the-counter dental products.   IMPORTANCE OF AN ADA SEAL Although many of us have seen the ADA seal on a variety of over-the-counter products like toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste, many may not be familiar with its denotation. So, what is an ADA seal, exactly? Let’s face it when it comes to maintaining
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Is Your Bad Breath Serious?

That Embarrassing Stench Whether you’ve just woken up or eaten a particularly flavorful meal, you may suddenly find people making a few faces at you whenever you talk. It could very well be that you have a case of bad breath. This can sometimes be an embarrassing situation to find yourself in, especially if it’s on a first date. However, it could also be a sign that something isn’t quite right in your body. This article will discuss what causes bad breath and what it could mean for your health. The Mouth And Food Obviously, when you consume food, the
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Are you seeing your dentist often enough?

A brilliant smile rarely happens on accident. It requires a good oral hygiene routine that includes flossing, brushing, and rinsing your teeth. An important part of maintaining good oral health is visiting your dentist regularly. But some might ask, how often should I visit the dentist?   Health Factors That Determine How Often You Should Visit the Dentist At Lowry Dental, we pride ourselves on being a family run and family oriented dental clinic. For this reason, we understand the concerns that families have about the frequency they visit the dentist. Many are surprised to learn that the answer depends
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Tooth Pain: When is it serious?

Cavities are the most common problems in dental patients. The second most common are toothaches that are signs of bacterial infections. Using alcohol or painkillers to drown out tooth pain simply doesn’t fix anything, and baking soda only works on minor pain. There are ways to tell if your aching is minor or serious and requires professional dental services.   When the Pain Is Normal It’s rare for any kind of pain to be normal. It’s usually the sign of a tooth infection that could worsen very quickly. But with a toothache, you cannot rush to the dentist at the
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Infant Oral Care

There are milestones that every parent looks forward to in their baby’s development. A baby getting their first tooth is time for celebration and excitement as they begin the transition to more independent beings who can soon begin eating a wide variety of foods.   Chill Out Unfortunately, teething can be a painful process for babies. There are different methods you can use to soothe and temporarily alleviate the pain. Using different items that have been refrigerated or frozen is a good place to start. You can buy solid teething rings that are made to be frozen multiple times or
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Are Dental Veneers for You?

If your teeth are stained, discolored, or suffering from minor damage, a convenient solution is to have tooth-colored porcelain dental veneers placed over the affected teeth. Also referred to as dental porcelain laminates, veneers are cemented to the front of natural teeth. While this may sound like an appealing option, keep in mind that dental veneers are permanently attached. For this reason, it’s important to understand what veneers are and when it makes sense to consider this option.   How Do Veneers Work? The process for placing these laminates includes taking dental X-rays and examining the overall health of the
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The Link Between Oral Health and Male Testosterone

As scientific advances allow us to continue learning more about the human body, we’re discovering a strong link between oral health and overall wellness. In other words, being lazy about brushing your teeth and skipping the dentist can do a lot more than just give you bad breath. Studies have shown that unhealthy bacteria and inflammation within the mouth can worsen other conditions, including cardiovascular disease and endocarditis, an infection of the outer lining of the heart.
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Oral Flora? Meet the Microbiome in Your Mouth

What’s living in your mouth? Human beings live with microorganisms. In fact, scientists now tell us that we live in a symbiotic relationship with mostly bacteria, but there are also viruses, fungi, and protozoa (for example, the amoeba that you learned about in school). Scientists believe your specific cadre of bacteria and other organisms is unique to you and stays stable over time. Nobel Prize winner, Joshua Lederberg named this interconnected community of microorganisms the microbiome. When microbiomes are stable and have the right variety of microorganisms, we are much more likely to be in good health.
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