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True or False: 5 Trivia Questions to Test Your Dental Knowledge

The introduction of the Internet opened a new avenue of discovering information. It also unlocked a wealth of misinformation on every topic under the sun, including your teeth. Test your ability to filter Internet fact from fiction with this quick, oral health themed game of “True or False.” True or False: Older adults can still get cavities. […]

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Dentures vs. Implants

In days past, if you lost a tooth you were subject to living the rest of your life with a gap in your smile. Luckily, modern dentistry has given us options to replace missing teeth: dentures and dental implants. Whether you are missing one tooth or many, your dentist can help you choose the right […]

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Menopause and Your Mouth: How Menopause Affects Women’s Oral Health

Hot flashes and night sweats are two menopause annoyances utilized for comedic relief in TV shows and movies like That 70’s Show and Mrs. Doubtfire. While the comedic dramatizations are chuckle-inducing, there are other serious changes associated with menopause — including problems with your oral health — that are no laughing matter. Research has long […]

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Senior Oral Health Care: Some Things Never Change (And Some Do!)

The most common chronic disease during childhood is exactly the same in people ages 65 and older: tooth decay. Nine in 10 people 65 or older have cavities, and 25 percent of those people have decay that has yet to be treated. In fact, 25 percent of people 65 or older haven’t even visited the […]

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The Top 3 Oral Health Risks for Older Adults

For many seniors, oral health can become an issue when arthritis or other mobility problems leave them unable to clean their teeth and mouths as effectively as they once did. Here are three of the most common problems and how to help the seniors in your life avoid them: Cavities – Though you may associate […]

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