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Tooth Whitening Techniques and Their Effects
11 January 2022 by Dr. King's Family Dentistry Concerns regarding dental stain and whitening are commonly encountered worldwide. To many, addressing the stain by whitening is often seen as a luxury.  It no longer needs to be considered an extravagance because whitening options have become so diverse and economical. It is important to understand that [...]
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Tooth Sensitivity: Causes of Pain and Treatment
Tooth sensitivity is of concern to more than half of our patients to one degree or another.  Tooth sensitivity can be triggered by hot, cold, acidic foods, sweets, or biting. People have varying degrees of discomfort as well as different causes of hypersensitivity. For some people, they may feel a zinger (similar to and electric…
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Dental Root Canal Treatment For Tooth Decay
Root canals unfairly get a bad reputation. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard a patient groan at the prospect of a root canal. “I heard root canals are so painful,” says the patient. The reality is that the root canal therapy/root canal treatment is the “good guy” and is what brings relief to…
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Cracked Tooth Symptoms and Treatment
People are walking around every day completely unaware that there is a cracked tooth in his/her mouth. Why? This is because cracked teeth do not necessarily hurt. We see cracked teeth in our practice every single day. Sometimes it’s during routine hygiene appointments, because the tooth has broken, and other times it’s because it hurts when the…
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How Does Proper Digestive Care Impact Oral Health and vice versa?
While the link between digestive health and our overall health has been established over the years, the role of oral health is worth exploring. Your oral health can  help determine your overall health. All kinds of good and bad bacteria can enter through the mouth. What we eat impacts our teeth and gums as much…
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What Causes Dry Mouth? Symptoms and Treatment
A dry mouth is not just a nuisance.  Yes, it makes it more difficult to talk and even chew your food.  It can even cause bad breath.    You may wake up with your mouth glued shut or your lips stuck to your teeth. You may have dry lips/throat, mouth sores, or perhaps a burning sensation…
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How safe are Dental X-Rays?
X-rays are the primary and the most essential diagnostic tools used in most medical fields including dentistry. They help assess your oral health and diagnose any underlying issues. They use minimal levels of radiation to record the interior of the teeth and gums. However, whether or not they are safe has been a topic under debate…
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All You Need to Know About Xylitol and Tooth Decay
It’s no secret that tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems in the United States. Approximately 90% adults experience tooth decay at least once in their life. However, it is also one of the easiest to prevent and treat diseases and research shows new and improved solutions to combatting tooth decay. Xylitol:…
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All You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are so called because they are one of the last teeth to come in, probably between seventeen and twenty-one years of age. There are two sets of two on both the top and bottom and the last four teeth to complete a set of adult teeth. However, over the years, with a change…
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3 Reasons Why Wearing Your Retainer is Super Important
Remember all those visits to the orthodontist when you wished your braces would come off sooner than later? Surprise! If you thought you were done with the braces life for good, it’s time to burst your bubble. Retainers are small devices that keep your teeth aligned after your braces are removed because it takes up…
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Thumb-sucking and Pacifiers for children-Yay or nay?
Most children develop thumb or finger sucking habits during early childhood as a means to soothe themselves. The jury is still out on whether it’s learned behavior or comes to them naturally, but it does make them feel more secure. It also helps them connect with and learn about the environment they are in. However, after…
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4 Foods NOT to Give to Babies
Most pregnant mothers don’t realize the importance of dental care during pregnancy. In fact, due to hormonal changes, your dental health needs extra attention. When it comes to the baby’s dental care, it’s important to pay attention to it even before the first teeth come in. Babies are born with the first set of teeth…
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