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Get a Timeless Smile with these Tips

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida Good health starts with personal responsibility. Each of us as a healthy, competent adult ultimately controls how we maintain our overall health—and our oral health. Those of us who are parents face a dual responsibility; it falls to parents to instill good habits in their children so that they can also lead healthy lives. …

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Regular Dental Cleaning vs Deep Cleaning

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida The phrase “dental deep cleaning” may conjure images of an intense, lengthy, and uncomfortable process for patients. In reality, however, a deep cleaning is a fairly common procedure in dentistry that can help protect you against the development of a potential case of gum disease. At PGA Smiles, your local Palm Beach Gardens dentist …

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The Health Dangers of Bad Teeth

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida Having an infection in your tooth can do more than cause discomfort. An infected tooth literally can kill you. Any infection in your mouth can spread to other parts of the body. This is especially true for infections in the mouth, which can pass into the bloodstream and spread to vital areas such as …

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Are you Brushing Correctly

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida It’s a question you may give little thought to, are you brushing your teeth correctly? We have all heard countless times that brushing is important, but not as much emphasis on how we brush. The truth is, you can actually brush incorrectly to the point that your brushing is ineffective or it could cause …

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Take Ownership of your Oral Health with these Tips

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida We each make a choice to take care of our bodies, which includes our oral health. Whether or not we choose to practice good oral hygiene habits is on us, regardless of how many times your Palm Beach Gardens dentist insists on you brushing your teeth regularly and receiving regular checkups and cleanings. And, …

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Health Problems Could be Caused by Old Fillings

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida Evidence continues to mount against the potential health risks associated with amalgam fillings. Why? Because the composition of these fillings can contain up to 50 percent mercury, which can release mercury vapors that are absorbed into your bloodstream. These vapors are released whenever you eat, drink, perform oral hygiene or otherwise stimulate your teeth. …

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What’s my Risk for Tooth Decay

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida Try as you might, but sometimes tooth decay is inevitable. Even with your best at-home oral hygiene efforts, the occasional cavity may occur, leaving you to wonder what is really causing your tooth decay problem. Here are common causes of tooth decay that may be affecting your oral health: Oral hygiene is one of …

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Could These Habits be Ruining your Teeth

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida Most people have strong, healthy teeth, but there is a difference between strength and invulnerability. It actually does not take much to break tooth enamel if you are using your teeth in a manner in which they are not designed for use. Damage to tooth enamel also significantly increases your vulnerability to cavities and …

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Are the Health Benefits of Flossing a Myth

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida You may have heard about the publication by the Associated Press claiming that the health benefits of flossing are a myth. Now, before you do the happy dance and throw away your floss, read further. The truth may surprise you more than you think. The biggest highlight of AP’s flossing myth article was that …

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Are E-Cigs Safe for my Teeth?

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Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida It is old news that smoking tobacco is not good for your health, nor your teeth, but what about the popular electronic cigarettes? Commonly referred to as e-cigs, this form of smokeless tobacco has become the norm among smokers, in hopes of a healthier alternative since e-cigs do not emit the same thick smoke …