When we think about oral health, we tend to assume that adults have more issues with their teeth than children do. By and large, this is true – quite possibly because children have ...

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A recently published study in the California Dental Association Journal indicates that keeping your regular dental checkups during the COVID-19 pandemic could do more than just keep your breath minty. According to early ...

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For a lot of folks, 2020 was a year that made “turning the page” in 2021 look like the best idea anyone had ever had. Even though most people’s New Year’s Eve celebrations ...

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Count the number of people in the room with you right now. Is it just you? You and your spouse? You and several co-workers? Whatever the number, divide it in half. That is ...

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As we move into a new year and a new presidential administration in early 2021, we are all facing uncertainties. In fact, the only thing we can be sure of is that things ...

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When you stop into your family’s dentist for a routine cleaning, it’s probably customary for you to exchange news with your dentist and their staff. Maybe you talk about your kids or catch ...

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If you have been skipping your own routine dental cleanings during the COVID-19 pandemic, odds are you have been holding off on scheduling those cleanings for your kids as well. Unfortunately, what is ...

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Despite myriad concerns about the safety of keeping annual, non-emergency dental appointments last March during the first COVID-19 lockdown, it looks like dentists know what they are doing when it comes to limiting ...

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We’ve probably all heard the term “impacted wisdom teeth” used in terms of someone else’s teeth. We groan, make a sympathetic face, and feel relieved that they had to learn what that word really meant ...

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If you are like most adults, you probably had your wisdom teeth removed sometime in your teens or early 20s. There are a lot of extremely sound reasons to remove this final set ...

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When you first hear that Americans spent $1.4 billion on tooth whitening last year, you might be wondering why we’re writing a dental blog instead of tanning from a private island in Tahiti ...

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If you are like most people (about 85 percent, anyway), the main thing you know about your wisdom teeth is you had them removed sometime between the ages of 17 and 21 and ...

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Most of the patients at Dr. Pat Crawford’s dental practice in Kenosha, Wisconsin, use some sort of mouthwash. Just as we learn from the time we are small that we should brush our ...

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You have probably heard the saying, “I would rather get a root canal than (insert the worst thing you can think of here)” when talking to a friend about an unpleasant topic or ...

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Oral cancer. When many people think about cancer, they think of pink ribbons and “walking for a cure.” If they have personal experience with melanoma, they may think of skin cancer and how ...

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