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Wisdom Teeth: What You Need To Know

  Getting your wisdom teeth removed is such a common procedure these days that it’s almost a rite of passage among teenagers. But why do some of us have to get them out anyway, and why do we even have them in the first place? In today’s blog post we’re going to answer these and a few other common wisdom teeth questions! Wisdom Teeth Are Remnants Of An Ancient Era The most widely accepted theory about wisdom teeth’s origins goes back to our early human ancestors. Because they had a very different diet–mainly roots, raw meat and fibrous plants–they needed… Read Full Post

Oral Health & Weight Loss Go Hand In Hand

  A healthy lifestyle is the best prevention for illness and chronic disease. It can also be just as effective as any medicine a doctor could prescribe. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, or simply live more healthily, the good choices you’re making not only do wonders for your body and overall health, but they also have a beneficial impact on your smile! Congratulations On Making Better Food Choices! Oral health depends on more than how many times a day you brush your teeth, it also depends on your diet! As you choose healthier foods for your body, you are… Read Full Post

4 Fun Apps To Improve Your Oral Hygiene

  Our smartphones are never farther than an arm’s length away and help us do everything from track our calendars to track our calories. Today, we want to show you the wonders they can do for our daily hygiene routines with the help of these apps! Dental Expert We may only see you twice a year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a “dental expert” by your side every day. The Dental Expert app acts as a patient’s guide to understanding different dental procedures. This app includes a frequently asked questions answered by actual dentists. It also has sections… Read Full Post

The Battle Inside Our Mouths

  Every day inside your mouth, there is an epic battle of good versus evil being waged over the ultimate prize: your teeth! And guess what… only YOU can protect them from the destructive forces that seek to harm them. The Good Guys And The Bad Guys Because tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body (it is made up of mostly minerals), we automatically think of it as a tough shield that nothing can get through. In reality, tooth enamel is porous! When tooth enamel loses minerals, teeth are weakened and more susceptible to decay–we call this… Read Full Post

How Elevation Affects Teeth

Do you feel like you’re more prone to toothaches when you hike? You’re not imagining things; different altitudes can have varying effects on the way you feel pain. So what exactly causes this pain? When and How Elevation Affects Teeth Strenuous hikes are not the only time that you can feel a toothache coming on. When your body experiences any change in atmospheric pressure, be it from flying on a plane or scuba diving in the ocean, it can sense pain differently. A formal name for this condition is barodontalgia, but many people refer to it as “tooth squeeze.” But… Read Full Post