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Difference Between Gingivitis & Periodontitis

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Gingivitis and periodontitis are both related to gum disease but represent different stages of the condition. Gingivitis is the early and milder form of gum disease. It can be easier to treat with an improved oral healthcare routine and regular visits to your dentist. But, treatment can become more difficult once it progresses past gingivitis. […]

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Why Are Your Teeth Sensitive After a Cleaning?

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Dental hygiene has always been an essential aspect of healthy living. Regular cleanings are necessary to help keep your teeth and gums in good condition. However, some people experience minor sensitivity in their teeth after a dental cleaning. This sensitivity can be uncomfortable and irritating—and can also have many causes.  Sensitivity can be a result […]

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Should You Brush Your Tongue?

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Brushing your teeth is about more than keeping your teeth white and preventing bad breath. It’s a significant part of preventing gum disease or gingivitis and cavities.  But did you know you should clean your tongue—not just your teeth? Not only can your tongue contribute to bad breath, but if bacteria accumulates, it can increase […]

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