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I have halitosis. What can I do?

Halitosis is the fancy, scientific word for “bad breath.” the doctor and our team know there are several reasons why you may have halitosis; let’s look at a few: Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) – There are five main types of gum disease, and each one can range...
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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Happy Oral Cancer Awareness Month! We know oral cancer can be kind of a scary topic, but it’s worth using this opportunity to learn about the disease and spread knowledge so everyone becomes more aware. The more we know, the better we can work to prevent it! Oral cancer is...
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Does smoking affect oral health?

By now, everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. But the truth is its broad-reaching health effects are not all known by everyone. This is especially true of oral health. Smoking can have serious repercussions in this regard. To give you a better idea of how smoking can affect...
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What Exactly Is a Dental Teeth Cleaning?

Dental teeth cleanings are one area of dentistry that many patients don’t fully understand. They might not know why these cleanings are so important. Given that they can’t see inside their own mouth during the cleaning, they probably don’t know exactly what’s going on either. However, there’s no mystery around dental...
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Top Five Reasons to Choose Veneers

If you notice every imperfection in your smile and you are aiming for a more ideal-looking smile, veneers might be for you. Veneers are common tools in cosmetic dentistry for improving the look of your teeth. They are thin layers, either made of resin composite or dental porcelain, that go...
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St. Patrick’s Day: Celtic pride, green shamrocks, and lucky charms!

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” Adrienne Cook Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold – it must be St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re not Irish, how do you go about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? It’s easy:...
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Don’t Fall for These Common Root Canal Myths

Root canals are one common dental procedure that has developed an unreasonably negative reputation. Many people likely remember their fear of root canals from childhood as a potential worst-case scenario to be found during dental checkups. However, root canals are a routine procedure, with over 25 million carried out each year. Many...
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The Top 3 Methods for Replacing Teeth

Missing teeth is an issue that many people have to deal with at some point in their lives. Whether you lose a tooth or teeth to disease, decay, injury, or age-related conditions, the loss can seriously impact that person’s quality of life. When multiple teeth are missing, everyday activities like...
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Broken Tooth: Is It an emergency or not?

Have you ever had that sinking feeling after biting into something soft and chewy and feeling something hard and crunchy instead? You’ve chipped or broken a tooth, but what should you do next? First try to assess the damage by determining whether it’s a chip or a whole tooth. As...
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What exactly is a root canal?

Hearing that you need a root canal can be highly intimidating. What is a root canal? It is the removal of the nerve supply from the tooth. Here, the doctor will describe the parts of a tooth and explain the reasons for a root canal and how it is done...
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What’s an intraoral camera?

One of the greatest features our team at Brett R Langston offers is the ability to see first-hand how we can help our patients. While X-rays help us detect any problems in your mouth and give us valuable information on what is bothering you, they often don’t give the doctor...
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Fluoride Treatment: Do You Need One?

Over the past decade, most people have been ingesting less and less fluoride. This is not such a great trend, since fluoride has a history of successfully reducing tooth decay and promoting good dental health. Most of us drink bottled water now, so many children and adults are not getting...
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Team Dark Chocolate

Valentine’s Day is the holiday to celebrate all the treasured relationships in your life. It’s a time to honor love in all shapes and forms with cards, social gatherings, and sometimes even binge eating of sweets. It’s hard to look the other way when grocery stores and pharmacies are invaded...
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February is Heart Month

The American Academy of Periodontology stresses the importance of good oral health since gum disease may be linked to heart disease and stroke. Thus far, no cause-and-effect relationship has been established, but there are multiple theories to explain the link between heart disease and periodontal disease. One theory suggests that...
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Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General Health

There are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Some of those bacteria, including strep and staph, are harmful, while other bacteria are essential for the balance of intestinal flora. The healthier your mouth...
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