FAQs about Pregnancy and Oral Health

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So you’re expecting. Congratulations! Did you know that your oral health can impact your pregnancy – and vice versa? Well, it’s true! Here are some questions and answers to consider: Q: What effects can my oral health have on my pregnancy? A: Studies suggest that there may be a link between gum disease and premature,… Read more »

Useful Facts About Gum Disease

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Gum disease attacks the gums and structures that support your teeth. If left untreated, this disease can lead to tooth loss. Drs. Calder, Durr and Short may recommend treatment for gum disease if you have any of the following symptoms: – Gums that bleed easily – Gums that are red, tender, or swollen – Gums… Read more »

The Benefits and Advantages of Water Flossers

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Historically, regularly flossing the teeth has been the least-followed advice dentists have given. New technology, such as water flossers, makes flossing much more convenient and enjoyable, with no loss of regular cleaning effectiveness along with several great advantages. Water flossers clean plaque off of the spaces in between your teeth by shooting a modulated stream… Read more »

Beware of Untreated Tooth Decay

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently found that more than 25 percent of American adults have untreated tooth decay, and 91 percent have at least one tooth that has been treated for tooth decay in the past. These results are an improvement from the 1960s, when there were many more reports of… Read more »