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What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

April 29, 2019

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Find Out What Your Tongue Could Be Saying About Your Health 

If you’re suspecting you have problems with the tongue, the easiest thing you could do is to stick it out and examine the reflection in the mirror. If it is healthy, the tongue should be pink in color with small nodules covering it. If it is something different, it could be time to look for Idaho Falls dental care because this could be a sign of a larger oral health problem. Below are some of the more common symptoms of health problems that are presented by discoloration of the tongue.

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The Many Foods That Can Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

March 18, 2019

Tips On Teeth Whitening

There are numerous foods on the market that can whiten the teeth naturally, so you don’t have to worry about fighting with those strips or other gels that promise whitening effects. The professionals at an Idaho Falls dental clinic like Oxford Dental Care know just how important having whiter, healthier teeth is. With the help of these delicious food options that are not only tasty, but provide health benefits, you can benefit in the long run.  

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Common Complications of the Temporomandibular Joint

January 31, 2019

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are prevalent, primarily due to the complex structure of the joint. This joint connects your jaw to the sides of your skull, and it facilitates the various movements of your lower jaw, allowing you to eat, talk, yawn, sing, etc.

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When is a Clicking Jaw a Sign of TMJ Disorder?

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 4:11 am

Clicking jaw is a medical term that refers to clicking sound that may be produced when the jaw is opened. You shouldn’t worry about an occasional click of the jaw. This is entirely normal for a highly flexible jaw joint structure.

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TMJ Anatomy: How it Works

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 4:07 am

Clicking jaw is a medical term that refers to clicking sound that may be produced when the jaw is opened. You shouldn’t worry about an occasional click of the jaw. This is entirely normal for a highly flexible jaw joint structure.

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Why You Should Have Your Teeth Cleaned Regularly

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 4:01 am

Dental hygiene is a vital aspect of your overall health. Poor dental hygiene has been linked to several serious illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, bone loss, and various types of cancers. Besides brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, you should also visit your dentist for regular checkups and professional dental cleanings.

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Teeth Cleaning During Pregnancy

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 3:57 am

While your dental health plays an integral role in your general health, it is especially important during pregnancy. You are more prone to dental issues such as gum disease and increased tooth decay when you are pregnant. This is attributed to an increased surge in hormones, which make your gums more sensitive to irritants in plaque.

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Are Deep Cleanings Really Important?

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 3:54 am

A regular visit to a dentist, even if only twice a year, can be overwhelming for many people. As such, they opt for brushing and flossing their teeth every day in an effort to avoid those visits. If you’re one of these people, it’s important to realize that brushing and flossing alone is not enough to safeguard yourself from costly dental problems. Deep dental cleanings are essential. A dentist or dental hygienist may perform this procedure. 

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How Durable are Dental Fillings?

January 30, 2019

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Dental fillings are among the most common dentistry procedures today. They help to restore natural tooth by replacing the structure lost to decay. One of the common questions asked by those who intend to get dental fillings is, how long do dental fillings last?

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What are the Different Types of Fillings?

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Tooth fillings are one of the most popular dental procedures in the world. They are designed to fill the holes left in a tooth after severe tooth decay, or after the tooth develops holes or cracks from other oral trauma or previous dental treatment. From gold to tooth-colored plastic, there are different types of filling materials available, each with its own pros and cons.

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