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Oral Health During the Holiday Season

November 30, 2016

Filed under: Oral Health — Tags: , , , , , , , — mycolleyville @ 3:27 pm

Limit the amount of sugary snacks you eat An excessive amount of sugar is the number one way to wreck your teeth over the coming months. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the naturally occurring bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar, creating acid. This acid can eat away at tooth enamel, leading to tooth decay and cavities. The more your expose your teeth to sugar, the higher the risk that your will face dental problems in the future.

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Transform Your Smile with Dental Implants

November 14, 2016

Filed under: Oral Health — Tags: , , , , — mycolleyville @ 3:53 pm

What exactly are dental implants? Dental implants are metal posts, usually made of titanium, that act as substitute for a tooth’s natural root. Implants are placed into the jawbone, and fuses with the natural bone, becoming a sturdy foundation for a replacement tooth. A false tooth is then screwed into the implant. Implants can be used in conjunction with a bridge or denture containing multiple teeth, or it can simply be a replacement for a single tooth. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3 million Americans have implants, and that number is growing by an average of 500 thousand per year. What is involved in the process of getting a dental implant?

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Smoking and Your Oral Health

October 31, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — mycolleyville @ 8:31 am

How Does Smoking Affect my Oral Health? Smoking impacts your mouth and oral health in both visible, and non-visible ways. Smoking decreases both the blood flow to your gums and the amount of saliva that flows through your mouth. Without proper blood flow, vital nutrients cannot reach your gums, resulting in gum disease, bone loss and tooth loss. Saliva helps clean your teeth and the absence of it can cause tooth decay. Smoking also causes teeth to become discolored with yellow and brown stains from the nicotine found in cigarettes. In addition, smoking causes you to have bad breath and a decrease in your sense of taste.

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TMJ Disorders and Dysfunctions

September 26, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — mycolleyville @ 8:33 am

TMJ Disorders
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, over 10 millions Americans suffer from TMJ disorders. In fact, women actually account for 90% of all TMJ disorder sufferers.  Scientist have been looking for connections between TMJ symptoms and female hormones to find the answer to why women suffer from the disorder more often than men.

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A Disturbing Trend in Dental Health

September 19, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — mycolleyville @ 7:52 pm

Disturbing Trend in Dental Health
This aggressive treatment planning is not just seen in cosmetic cases, but also in patients seeking regular dental care. Unfortunately, I have seen these circumstances in both adults and children.

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Tiny Teeth: Your Child’s Oral Health

September 12, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — mycolleyville @ 8:05 am

What is Tooth Decay? First, lets answer the question ‘what exactly is tooth decay?’. Tooth decay is the destruction of the hard, outer layer of your teeth, called enamel. Children, and even infants, can be affected by varying levels of tooth decay. It is important to be aware of and help prevent childhood tooth decay. The care of teeth at a young age can set the stage for oral health for the rest of a child’s life. Tooth decay is an easily preventable problem, and it can negatively affect your child’s overall health, self-esteem, social development, and quality of life.

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Mouthguards: A Vital Piece of Sports Uniform

August 29, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — mycolleyville @ 8:30 am

Mouthguards
With the school year starting back up, so do sports, and subsequently, sports injuries. Sports dentistry devotes itself to the prevention and treatment of injuries sustained in athletic competition. These injuries can involve not only the teeth and mouth, but believe it or not, injuries to the brain, which is manifested as a concussion. The most important preventive tool we have is a well-made mouthguard.
There are several different types of mouthguards available.

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Is Red Wine Good For Your Teeth?

August 15, 2016

Filed under: Oral Health — mycolleyville @ 8:24 am
is red wine good for your teeth?

Research suggests red wine slows down the growth of bacteria in the mouth. Cavities, gum disease and tooth loss are caused by the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. By lessening the growth of harmful bacteria, red wine can actually lower your chances of getting cavities and other harmful mouth ailments. How exactly does red wine kill bacteria? Red wine contains antimicrobial elements that kill hard to penetrate ‘biofilms’. 

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Oral Health: Electric Toothbrush Benefits

June 14, 2014

Filed under: Oral Health — Tags: , , , — mycolleyville @ 8:45 pm

Manual toothbrushing doesn’t remove as much plaque as you might expect. Electric toothbrush benefits are numerous, and when compared to traditional toothbrushing, quite surprising.

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