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When to Check for Oral Cancer   Given the prevalence of new studies and news reports coming out about the link between the human papillomavirus, also known as HPV, and oral cancer, many are wondering about when and how they should check for oral cancer. HPV was long known to be associated with cervical...

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What is a root canal?   For many, even hearing the phrase “root canal” can induce anxiety, let alone hearing that you may need one. For a variety of reasons, society seems to have decided that the root canal is the most painful and terrifying procedure known to humankind. However, this is largely...

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  Many people grind their teeth – by some accounts, up to one in three people – and some don’t even realize it. Grinding your teeth at night is an extremely common problem. Also known as bruxism, it occurs for a variety of reasons, including stress and tension. If you suffer from headaches...

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Many people still believe that massages are frivolous or self-indulgent, something only the extremely wealthy can afford to indulge. This just isn’t true! Massages can be useful for so many people, and our understanding of the healing benefits massages can give to people is growing every day....

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You’ve surely heard that you should brush your teeth twice a day. But how often do you really need to? Michael Sesemann, DDS, says that, while twice a day is the minimum, “three times a day is best.” More than three times a day, and you can actually damage your gums and enamel. The American...

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  By some estimates, nearly 12% of people in the United States have some anxiety about dentistry. That means that over 38 million people might be impeded by their fears from getting the oral care they need and deserve. If you struggle with dental anxiety, here are some quick tips to help ensure...

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Everyone hates when their skin is dry and cracked—beyond looking bad, dry skin can be painful, especially on the hands. Here are some tips to staying moisturized and hydrated.   Don’t overdo it in the shower   While it sure feels good, especially in the colder seasons (when skin...

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Most dental problems over weeks or even months. Others such as a broken or knocked out tooth or one that becomes cracked after biting down on food, happen instantaneously. Strong symptoms, like the pain or swelling that accompanies an abscess, can come also come on quickly and necessitate quick trip...

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When the going gets tough, the tough need a break. A spa day is a perfect way to do so. From facials to pedicures to massages, there is always something for everyone at a spa. Massages are one of the most popular choices at a spa. Not only do we offer dental care, we are also a full spa that includes...

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It’s been a busy winter, what with all the running to and fro; shopping for presents, planning holiday meals, wrapping, then un-wrapping gifts.  And the parties—you’ve hardly had time to breathe; then the new year rolls in with its resolutions and getting back to work. Now here we are mid-winter...

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