gum overgrowth

What Is Gum Overgrowth?

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Receding gums usually signify periodontitis. But, what about when your gums begin to grow over your teeth? Gingival hyperplasia, commonly referred to as, gum overgrowth can be uncomfortable and scary.  … Continue reading

How to Prepare Your Child and Have a Stress-free First Dental Visit

How to Prepare Your Child and Have a Stress-free First Dental Visit

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Many children find new things stressful. Often their parents do, too. Your child’s first visit to the dentist doesn’t have to cause anxiety, though. Being prepared can help you and your child to feel more comfortable and relaxed. Check out these helpful tips to prepare your child for a great dental visit! … Continue reading

What Do Dental X-rays Show

What Do Dental X-rays Show?

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Many patients are familiar with having x-rays taken at a dental check-up appointment. Dentists use x-rays as an important diagnostic tool. Have you ever wondered what dental x-rays show? … Continue reading

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Will Using Honey Instead of Sugar Prevent Tooth Decay?

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Is honey better for your teeth than sugar? Many people, fearing the effect sugar will have on their teeth, opt to use honey instead – in their tea, in their oatmeal, and when they bake. But will honey really cause less tooth decay? There are a few things to consider when substituting sugar for honey. … Continue reading

How Smoking Impacts Your Oral Health

How Smoking Impacts Your Oral Health

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According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are currently 2.6 million adults in Australia who smoke cigarettes. Those who smoke find it hard to quit because of the addictive chemical in cigarettes known as nicotine. It’s common knowledge that smoking is bad for your overall health and most people associate smoking with lung cancer, but did you know that it’s also bad for your oral health? So what kinds of dental problems might you deal with if you smoke? … Continue reading