Chew on This

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​ Chewing gum is frequently considered a negative behavior, as a bad habit and as something generally bad for your teeth. But, is chewing gum honestly all that bad for you? As it turns out, it's not that bad for you after all. In fact, there are times when Dr. Warren and Dr. Hagerman say chewing gum is a good idea. A Brief History of Chewing Gum Ch...
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Fact or Fiction?

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​ When considering whitening your smile, you have a lot of options! There are hundreds of products available at pharmacies, grocery stores and even the internet to brighten and whiten your teeth. But, what are the best options? Find out why you should call us to talk about tooth whitening and how we can help. Buyer Beware. As we said, there's a lar...
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Show Some Love

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Valentine's Day is a great time to show your love for someone special (and your favorite dentists, too!). But, while you're thinking about flowers, dinner and chocolates for someone else, you should also think about showing someone else a little love, too. No, we're not talking about Dr. Warren and Dr. Hagerman - although we do love treats (hint, h...
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Beard Bacteria: Fact or Fiction?

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We're sure you've seen those stories floating around the internet or social media claiming beards are full of bacteria and other unsavory germs. But, is it true? And, if it is true, can having a beard contribute to poor oral health? Dr. Warren and Dr. Hagerman help to uncover the truth about beards, bacteria and how to have a healthy mouth. Are Bea...
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An Uncomfortable Situation

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Dry mouth affects everyone at some point, and most of the time it is caused by just not drinking enough water. But, many people are living with chronic dry mouth that is uncomfortable, painful and frustrating. In addition to the discomfort it causes, dry mouth can also be bad for your mouth and contribute to tooth decay and gum disease if left untr...
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Fruit or Fail?

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How often have you heard about eating a healthy diet? You know, one rich in lean meats and vegetables? What about fruit? Of course, fruit is often considered an essential part of a healthy diet, but some fruit, while good for your body, can be bad for your teeth. Knowing which kinds of fruit are good for your teeth and which fruits to avoid can hel...
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Flossing for Four Hundred, Alex

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So, we love to hear about new, cutting-edge technologies and discoveries in the dental world. We also love to learn about the history of all things dental. Why? Because dentistry has come a long way over the last 6,500 years! That's right - we said 6,500 years. The earliest evidence of dentistry ever found was a 6,500-year-old tooth filled with bee...
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How to Handle Teething and Care for Baby Teeth

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When you think about your baby hitting developmental milestones, the first things that come to mind are probably things like sitting up, crawling and walking. But, do you think about teething? Getting baby teeth is a major milestone for your baby and for you, too! Although baby teeth eventually will fall out, they play a very important part in your...
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Talking About Tongue Care

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When you think of the dentist, you probably think of someone who keeps the teeth healthy. But, did you know that your dentist takes care of your tongue, too? The tongue plays a vital role in your overall oral health, and without a tongue, you would not be able to speak, taste or swallow. Here are some fun facts we have compiled about the tongue and...
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Say No to Smoking and Yes to Good Oral Health

Say No to Smoking and Yes to Good Oral Health
So, you probably already know that smoking causes serious negative consequences for your overall health. However, did you know that smoking can also negatively impact your oral health? Don't think you're off the hook with vaping; it's not safe for you, either. And the risks go beyond oral cancer. Dr. Warren and Dr. Hagerman talk about the consequen...
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Is It Time for a Checkup?

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  You probably already know you should visit Dr. Warren or Dr. Hagerman at least twice a year. You also probably know that symptoms such as tooth pain, bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity or mouth injury should prompt an appointment, too. But, there are a few other, lesser-known reasons to schedule a visit. 1. You have stopped smoking. If you hav...
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Why Do Mouth Injuries Heal So Fast?

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Ever bite your tongue? What about the inside of your cheek? Have a paper cut to your lip? Or have you burned your mouth on scalding soup or suffered any other mouth injury? It's likely you have; mouth injuries are very common. They are also often very uncomfortable for a short while, and then suddenly, they are healed. This is because your mouth he...
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New Bacteria on the Block

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For decades, the bacteria streptococcus mutans has been known as the culprit behind the development of tooth decay. Now, a new study has found that another type of bacteria may also increase the development of tooth decay in some individuals. The mouth is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Good mouth bacteria help to digest food, and bad mouth ba...
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Take Time to Care for Teeth on the Go

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If you are anything like most families, you are busy and on the go most days. Between work schedules, school, volunteer activities and kids' sports practices, you are likely out of the house more than 10 to 12 hours a day. Being away from home can make it hard to follow the recommendation of most dentists regarding brushing after meals. But just be...
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Don't Fuss About Flossing - Just Do It

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The American Dental Association recommends that people brush their teeth at least twice per day and floss at least once per day. While most people brush when they wake up and before they go to bed, when is the best time to floss? Is it in the morning? Before bedtime? Or is there another time of day that is best? Should you floss before or after bru...
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Say No to Sugary Sodas to Protect Teeth

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Tooth decay is an increasingly common problem among children, and it affects both the baby teeth and the adult teeth waiting to push through. One of the biggest causes of tooth decay in children is sugary drinks such as sodas and fruit juices. Despite the warnings of organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy...
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New Hope for Those Suffering from Mouth Sores

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A new product developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield's School of Clinical Dentistry in England, in collaboration with Dermtreat A/S from Copenhagen, may mean an end to painful mouth ulcers. The product, Rivelin®, is a new type of polymer-based plaster designed to stick to the moist surfaces of the mouth. The adhesive quality of the...
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Study Findings Further Prove Benefits of Fluoride

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A new study published in the Journal of Dental Research shows the benefits of public drinking water fluoridation in the reduction of dental caries in American children and adolescents. In the study, estimates of the percentage of the population with fluoridated drinking water taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Water Fluorid...
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Looking for a Dentist in Litchfield Park?

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  The process of choosing a dentist can be somewhat daunting. We know many factors go into your search: what services are provided, the location of the office and whether the dentist is in-network with your insurance. Searching through online and social media reviews can make the process even more painful. So, how do you find a dentist who's r...
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Advances in Dentistry: Regenerating Tooth Enamel

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A new project from Queen Mary University of London may mean the ability to regenerate lost dental enamel. Dental enamel is the outermost layer of the teeth and is the hardest tissue in the body. Dental enamel protects the living, inner layers of the teeth during standard functions such as biting and chewing. Enamel also helps to protect these sensi...
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