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5 Signs of Good Oral Health

You already know that caring for your teeth and gums is important to your oral health and your health in general. But do you know how to tell if you are doing a thorough job of cleaning your teeth and gums? Here are 5 signs of good oral health from Pointe Dental Group, serving Shelby […]

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5 Worst Foods for Teeth and Your Oral Health

Good overall health includes caring for your teeth! Did you know that teeth require vitamins and nutrients to be healthy and strong just like the rest of your body? Calcium, vitamins A and D, and fiber are all important items to include in your diet. Of course, not all foods are food for your teeth. […]

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Long-Term Gum Disease Effects on Your Health

Good dental health requires daily attention. Every time you skip brushing or flossing, you increase your chances of developing early stages of gum disease. As this gum disease progresses, it can turn into severe periodontal disease. While many considering bleeding gums and tooth aches to be the worst part of gingivitis, there are serious gum […]

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How to Improve Oral Health for Your New Year’s Resolution

The New Year is here, and that means it’s time to decide on your New Year’s resolution. The best resolutions aren’t major life changes – they’re easily achievable goals which can improve your life. This year, why not focus on your dental health? Questions about how to improve oral health are common, so read on […]

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4 Foods That Cause Bad Breath & Why They Do

It’s important to take care of your oral health to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. But good dental health isn’t the only benefit you get from healthy habits – you also keep your breath fresh. However, even the best brushing and flossing can’t protect you from all of the foods that cause bad breath. […]

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Save Your Smile from Red Wine Teeth Stains!

Looking your best at a holiday party ideally doesn’t include a smile that sports a row of crimson-red teeth. But after drinking a small glass of red wine, you may find it a fate that’s hard to avoid. What causes those annoying red wine teeth stains, and is it possible to minimize the discoloration? Read […]

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Why It’s Hard to Avoid Eating Sugar & How It Affects Your Teeth

It’s no myth that eating large amounts of sugar is unhealthy. Sugar offers no nutritional benefits, is high in calories and can be addictive. Most people take some steps to try and reduce the amount of sugar in their diet. But are you eating sugar more frequently than you think? Probably! Find out which foods […]

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Mouth Guard Types for Athletes & Physical Activities

If you or your child plays sports, injuries are inevitable. While scraped knees and bruised arms quickly heal, damage to your teeth or gums can be cause for concern. Contact sports always require mouth guards, but other sports or activities like softball or riding a bike don’t. They can be just as dangerous for your […]

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Dry Mouth: The Risks & Treatments of Xerostomia

You’re probably familiar with many of the most common concerns for your oral health. But did you know that something as seemingly innocuous as dry mouth can lead to major dental problems? Due to the ranging experiences of those with dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, it’s not treated seriously even in cases where it […]

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The Best Food for Healthy Gums & Teeth

You only have one set of adult teeth, so it’s important to take care of them.  But a flawless smile requires more than just regularly brushing and flossing – your diet plays a vital role too. While you may be familiar with what not to eat, do you know which foods have a positive effect […]

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