Smoking can lead to gum disease, tooth discoloration, and even tooth loss. It reduces blood flow, impairs healing, and increases the risk of oral cancers. is a free resource available to anyone interested in quitting smoking

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What to do after vomiting?

Resist the urge to brush right away Brushing to soon after rubs the acid all over your teeth potentially causing damage. Instead swish with water, a diluted mouth rinse or a solution of water and 1 tsp baking soda to help wash the acide away.

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Why is my tongue white?

Debris, bacteria and dead cells getting lodged between the enlarged and sometimes inflamed papillae. Can be caused by: • Poor oral hygiene • Dry mouth • Dehydration • Smoking or other tobacco • Excessive alcohol use • Mouth breathing • Low roughage diet (eating mostly soft or mashed foods Can also be caused by oral

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What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Could you have sleep apnea? If you answer yes to 1 or more of these symptoms it is best to discuss these symptoms further with your health care provider: • Loud snoring • Episodes in which you stop breathing during sleep • Gasping

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How to clean the “black triangles“ embrasure spaces between your teeth

When the gum tissue natural fills these spaces between your teeth string floss covers the surfaces areas well. Once you start to have spaces between your teeth flossing alone becomes less effective. For smaller spaces soft picks and floss or water flossers cover the additional surface area more effectively For larger spaces interdental brushes or

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Why replacing missing teeth is important

Self-esteem: Tooth loss can undermine self-esteem and make you smile less often. You may be less confident to open your mouth, laugh, or speak. Function: Each tooth in your mouth has a specific job, from biting, chewing, and grinding. Teeth may shift to the missing teeth areas and this may end up with functional TMJ

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If you experience tooth sensitivity after whitening your teeth, here are some steps you can take to alleviate the discomfort: * Use a Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth * Avoid very Hot and Cold Foods: * Limit Acidic Foods: such as citrus fruits and sodas * Use a Soft Toothbrush: * Avoid Whitening Products Temporarily: Give

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