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6Dec, 2018

5 Reasons it’s Time for a Teeth Whitening Procedure

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Teeth whitening is a huge industry that many a snake oil salesmen take advantage of. The truth is, any whitening treatment you buy over the counter is likely not up to par — at best. At worst, an over the counter whitening kit could do damage to your teeth and gums. That’s why it’s important that, when considering teeth whitening options, to get a professional involved. Audubon Dental Center offers the Zoom Teeth Whitening procedure, which represents the latest in teeth whitening technology. Read on for a few reasons to […]
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26Nov, 2018

5 Foods to Avoid This Thanksgiving

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During the holiday season we all tend to indulge a little more in the foods and beverages that we might not partake in every day. Champagne, cider, cranberry sauce, sodas, candy, peanut brittle, fudge — many of the best holiday foods are either loaded with sugar or acids, or have a texture or consistency that is bad for your teeth. Read on for a few foods to avoid if you can, that way you don’t have to make an impromptu trip to the dentist. 1.) Breads and Processed Carbs This […]
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6Nov, 2018

5 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before the Year’s End

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As the year comes to a close, both November and December can easily get hijacked due to schedules, itineraries, and family coming in and out from out of town. These two months make it extra difficult to get anything done for yourself. But, the problem is, the end of the year is a crucial time to stay on top of your oral health. Read on for 5 reasons why you should get a visit in with your friendly oral health specialist before the new year. 1.) Because the Holidays Are […]
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27Aug, 2018

Dental Cavities Forms in Four Stages

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Dental Cavities Forms in Four Stages According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 26% of Americans aged 20 to 64 have untreated tooth decay, and that on average adults in this age group are missing 3 to 4 permanent teeth. There are a variety of reasons why these Americans are not enjoying the best possible oral health. To prevent dental disease, it helps to understand how dental cavities form: 1. White spots – The first warning sign of a forming cavity is white spots. Like what its […]
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20Aug, 2018

Why You Should Floss Everyday

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A Few More Reasons Why You Should Floss Everyday Everybody already knows that brushing at least twice a day is important in maintaining your overall dental health and hygiene. But do you floss your teeth regularly? Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t write off this important step. Prevent plaque buildup. Not reaching for the dental floss for even just a couple of days gives the bacteria in your mouth plenty of time to solidify and turn into plaque. Plaque can harden between your teeth within hours of your last […]
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23Jun, 2018

Periodontal Disease: What You Need to Know

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5 Things to Know about Periodontal Disease Look in the mirror for a quick second and tell us what you see — are your gums red and swollen? Do they bleed easily? If you answered yes to these questions, then you may have gingivitis, the earliest stage of periodontal disease. Here are five things to know about this oral health problem: 1. Nearly half of Americans older than 30 have advanced periodontal disease – As mentioned, gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal disease. When left untreated, it can progress […]
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8Jun, 2018

Top 5 Causes of Gum Sensitivity

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Top 5 Causes of Gum Sensitivity Often, people do not give their gums the attention that they need to keep them healthy. When people think about dental hygiene, what generally comes to mind is keeping the teeth healthy and strong, keeping bad breath at bay, and basically maintaining their pearly whites for that perfect smile. In the process of putting too much focus on the teeth, the gums are neglected, and this leads to several gum problems; from gum sensitivity to gum sores, and if left neglected for too long, […]
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1Jun, 2018

4 Common Questions About Dental Bridges Answered

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4 FAQs About Dental Bridges Answered Dental bridges and crowns are installed on the patient to fill a gap between two healthy teeth. Often, these are recommended if the gap is only missing a few teeth and the gap is between healthy teeth. The healthy teeth will be needed to support the bridge and crown. If the decayed tooth can still be saved, the decayed part will be removed and a dental cap or crown will be installed over the remaining tooth. The cap or crown will serve as protection […]
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29Mar, 2018

Top 5 Reasons To See Your Dentist Regularly

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Top 5 Compelling Reasons to See Your Dentist Regularly Many people experience anxiety about seeing their dentist. However, there are real benefits to be had in overcoming this common fear of the dentist’s chair and dental appointments. Here are five compelling reasons why you should see your dentist: 1. Get a real confidence boost – A beautiful, healthy smile does wonders to one’s self-esteem. Your smile is such an important social asset that you should take steps to take care of it. It can greatly impact your relationships, your career, […]
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22Mar, 2018

Dental Implants: Increase in Demand In the Next Few Years

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 Why Dental Implants Will Become Increasingly Popular According to the American Dental Association, more than 5 million US senior citizens aged 65-74 experience complete tooth loss, while close to 3 million were edentulous. Tooth loss, however, isn’t just a problem of the elderly. This is because 91% of adults aged 20-64 have been found to have dental caries, a remarkable 27% of which go untreated. As anyone might guess, tooth decay is a common cause of tooth loss, where the buildup of plaque weakens the tissues supporting teeth. As a […]
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