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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Millennial Mouths

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Are millennials at risk for gingivitis? The American Dental Association says yes. Twenty percent of individuals between the ages of 18 and 34 are living with an unhealthy mouth. Many of these millennials report that their poor dental health has negatively affected their quality of life, including how they feel about their social life and interviewi...
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Aging Is More Than Just a Number

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Getting older can mean a lot of great things: retirement, time for hobbies, travel and grandkids. It can also mean a lot of not-so-great changes, too — things such as changes in health, gray hair, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Getting older can also cause changes in your oral health. Here are some of the most common changes to oral health caus...
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Researchers Hope to Reduce Oral Cancer

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Dentistry researchers at the University of Kentucky recently received a $1 million grant from the United Health Foundation to fund a research project focused on the eradication of oral cancer in the eastern part of the state. The goal of the three-year project is to raise awareness of the symptoms of oral cancer and its connection to tobacco and al...
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The Connection Between Mouth and Body

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Did you know that when your mouth is not healthy, your body may also be unhealthy? It's true. There is a link between oral health and overall health known as the oral-systemic link. In many situations, health issues that present themselves in the body show signs in the mouth. This also works the other way, as many negative health situations and dis...
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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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Signs of Tooth Enamel Dimineralization

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Have you experienced the weakening of your tooth enamel? Do you have sensitive teeth? More cavities than before? Seeing white spots on your teeth? If you have any of these conditions, you may be experiencing demineralization of your tooth enamel. Find out what causes demineralization, how you can prevent it and ways you can remineralize your enamel...
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Talking About Tooth Injuries

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University of Pennsylvania researchers have successfully tested stem cell therapy as a way to regrow damaged dental tissue in a phase one clinical trial. The researchers used stem cells found in baby teeth and injected them into damaged adult teeth. The experiment resulted in new, healthy tissue and also restored sensation. Although this first phas...
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Gums Turning White? Find Out Why

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Healthy gums are pink and firm. Red and bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis or periodontal disease. But, what about white gums? White gums can also signify something is wrong with your oral health. Learn about the causes of white gums and when you should call Dr. Warren or Dr. Hagerman. What Causes Gums to Turn White? There are a few different c...
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Start Good Oral Health Habits Young

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As a parent, you likely worry about your child and their health regularly. Are they eating enough? Taking vitamins? Exercising? Do you also worry about their oral health? Keeping your child's teeth healthy is very important and will help ensure that they have healthy permanent teeth, too. However, getting your child to brush and practice good oral ...
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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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How Pregnancy Affects Oral Health

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If you're pregnant, you already know that means many appointments with your doctor for checkups, specialized testing and blood work. While going to your doctor is a routine and regular part of pregnancy, you should also make going to the dentist a regular part of your prenatal care. Pregnancy causes many changes to your mouth as well as the rest of...
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Can Acupuncture Reduce Dental Anxiety?

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A new study from researchers at the University of York reveals that people with dental anxiety may be able to relax during dental treatment with acupuncture. The research, published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine, shows that acupuncture treatment during dental procedures significantly lowers anxiety. Dental anxiety is a common cond...
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Establishing Good Oral Hygiene in Kids

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Starting good oral hygiene practices early is critical for good oral health for life. But how do you establish good oral hygiene practices in young children, who often hate brushing their teeth? Dr. Warren and Dr. Hagerman offer some tips to help parents promote good brushing skills and make children excited about taking care of their oral health. ...
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Stress Can Impact Oral Health

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If you feel stressed, you're not alone. In fact, over 70 percent of American adults report feeling stress daily. The effects of stress translate to symptoms like headaches and migraines, neck and shoulder pain, heart problems, and high blood pressure. But did you know that the signs of stress also show up in your mouth? How Stress Affects Oral Heal...
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April Is National Facial Protection Month

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April is National Facial Protection Month, and that means it's a great time to remind our patients about an essential part of taking care of your teeth: wearing a mouth guard when playing contact sports. Although mouth guards should be part of your uniform just like a helmet or shin guards, 84 percent of children do not wear a mouth guard during sp...
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