Main Street Dental Clinics News

Month: October 2018

Dry Mouth? Causes and Solutions

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Dry mouth is a condition that is also referred to as xerostomia. This occurs when your salivary glands can't make an efficient amount of saliva to keep your mouth comfortably wet. There are several symptoms and causes that can contribute to increased dryness in the mouth. There are also ways to successfully treat this particular condition.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes and Oral Health

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People with diabetes can't produce enough of the regulatory hormone insulin, or they can't utilize insulin in the right ways. As a result, they have too much glucose, a simple sugar, in their bloodstream.

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What are dental sealants?

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A sealant is a coating that your dentist can paint on your molars. Your molars, by the way, are the teeth in the back of your mouth that grind food. They have deep grooves called pits and fissures, and in those spots, harmful bacteria can thrive.

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How to Stop Grinding My Teeth

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If you’re reading this article, then you are most likely already aware that you are one of the 30-40 million US citizens that experience bruxism—grinding teeth. Many at first don’t realize that they suffer from this very common condition that mostly occurs while you sleep. Often, it is your partner that makes you aware of it or a buildup of symptoms that causes you to seek answers.

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What are the signs of oral cancer?

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Oral cancer is a cancer of the mouth. While cancer of any type is concerning, oral cancer treatments can be highly effective, especially when you catch it early. Learn about common symptoms, the causes and how to reduce your chances of getting this illness.

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Top 7 Signs of Tooth Decay

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Signs of decay should never be ignored. Tooth decay happens when the enamel of your teeth is softened and damaged.

If left untreated, the bacteria can cause holes or cavities to form. Those holes will get bigger, and the longer you wait the more painful it may be to get dental care. In the worst-case scenario, the affected tooth will be destroyed.

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Canker Sores: Causes and Solutions

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Canker sores are more than just a mere nuisance. If left untreated, they could cause you pain and make eating food uncomfortable. If you have small ulcers inside your mouth or throat, it might be time to see your dentist or doctor. Here are some of the most common causes of canker sores — and how you can treat them.

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Sensitive Teeth: Causes and Solutions

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One in eight people suffer from sensitive teeth — that's about 40 million Americans. Exposed tooth roots or worn tooth enamel can often cause this uncomfortable sensation. A cracked tooth, gum disease or cavity can also result in sensitive teeth. If you experience this condition, don't worry. There are a number of solutions that can solve this problem.

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How to Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth

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A third of children don't brush their teeth every day, according to a recent study. Some simply forget to brush; others purposely try to avoid it. Getting kids to brush their teeth can often be a challenge, but it doesn't have to be this way. Here are some tips for improving your child's oral hygiene habits.

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How Poor Dental Hygiene Affects the Rest of Your Body

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The link between your dental hygiene and the overall health of your body is stronger than you might think.

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