Discussing Dentistry: Mouthwash

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Are you aware of all the risks associated with allowing plaque buildup in your mouth? Plaque buildup can be a combination of food particles and debris along with bacteria that create a thin layer on top your teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to health risks such as dental erosion and cavities. Beyond your… Read more »

Assessing Your Oral Health Care

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If you are unaware of your oral health situation, visit your dentist for a comprehensive oral exam. With the help of our dentist, we can analyze your oral health and determine which aspects of your life can be adjusted and modified to give you a better smile. Even simple fixes in your life like adjusting… Read more »

Dentistry Essentials 101: TMJs

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Caring for your teeth and gums includes caring for your face and jaw as well. If for any reason your jaw bone is ever damaged, the effects will linger in your mouth and severely inhibit your entire smile. Your jaw is essential for numerous factors including speaking, chewing, and eating properly.  If for any reason… Read more »

Focus Your Oral Health Care on Tooth Restorations

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Are you in need of any repair to your teeth? Have you suffered any damage, or are you looking to enhance or upgrade your natural smile? If you have any desires to improve your smile or repair damage that has occurred, a tooth restoration treatment is often your best choice. Some popular ones to consider… Read more »

Relevant Information Concerning Cold and Flu Season

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The fall season is finally here, which means the weather has begun to dip and your risk for colds and the flu will rise once more. However, just because illness may be in the air, does not mean you should change your oral health care. Make sure you continue to brush your teeth twice daily… Read more »

Chewing Gum for Healthy Teeth?

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From time to time, everyone craves something sweet. It is perfectly normal to succumb to your sweet tooth now and again. However, it is important to remember that sugary snacks and desserts contribute to tooth decay, and their intake should be limited. If your sweet tooth is talking to you, you might want to consider… Read more »

Preserve Your Smile from Gum Disease

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Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is caused by an infection of the gums due to poor oral hygiene, medicines, unhealthy habits, and other risk factors. It is important to stop gum disease in its early stages. Over time, gum disease can damage your gums and cause your teeth to fall out. If… Read more »

Cosmetic Dental Bonding to Enhance Your Smile

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Does your smile suffer from a few blemishes that cannot be removed by brushing or flossing? Have tooth whitening treatments also failed to fix the problem? If so, dental bonding treatments can be used to upgrade your smile. Here are a few tips about enhancing your smile with dental bonding: – Dental bonding improvements apply… Read more »

How Muscle Malocclusion Affects Your Smile Health

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Jaw problems can arise for a variety of reasons and impact your smile. At McAllister Dentistry in Hickory, North Carolina, Dr. John McAllister and our team offer occlusion services to help patients experiencing headaches and jaw aches due to temporomandibular joint disorders, unequal jaw growth, and other bite irregularities. To understand why jaw problems can arise,… Read more »

Toothpaste Allergy: The Causes

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You probably know that you should floss and brush your mouth every day if you’re interested in having good oral health. However, did you know that it is important to choose a toothpaste that works for your unique needs? You see, some toothpastes can actually damage your pearly whites. For instance, did you know that… Read more »