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Cleaning Your Toothbrush: Does It Need to be Disinfected?

A person rinsing their toothbrush, the best way for cleaning your toothbrush
If a toothbrush keeps your mouth clean, isn’t it important to keep your toothbrush clean too? Absolutely! But to what extent should you be cleaning your toothbrush every day? There are plenty of products and methods for disinfecting a toothbrush – discover what you can do to help keep your toothbrush ready … Continue Reading

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Dental Sleep Medicine: The Link Between Sleep and Oral Health

Dental sleep medicine expert speaking with a patient.
Dentists look after your oral health, that’s no surprise. But some patients are surprised to find out that when it comes to sleeping problems, your dentist may be your best ally. If you snore or suspect you have sleep apnea, Dr. Paul Van Walleghem at Pointe Dental Group can help! As a Diplomate of the American Board … Continue Reading

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Types of Tooth Restoration to Achieve a Flawless Smile

 
A dentist using a mirror to look closely at a patient’s teeth after tooth restoration.
Tooth restoration is a process of repairing or replacing teeth which have been damaged or lost. You have several options for your tooth restoration, though your dentist will likely find that one option is ideal for your situation. Learn more about tooth restoration and how it helps you by reading … Continue Reading

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Tooth Abscess Treatment & Causes

A man that needs tooth abscess treatment holding his jaw.
Abscesses are a condition that can happen almost anywhere in the body. Many are surprised to find that this includes your gums and even your teeth! When an abscess forms in your mouth, it can cause extreme pain and put you at risk for spreading infection. It’s critical that you know how to identify the … Continue Reading

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Common Dental Mistakes You May Be Making

Woman with toothbrush holding her jaw in pain.
You brush your teeth every day. You even floss! But after visiting your dentist, they told you that you have cavities, gum disease or worse. How could that be? It’s possible that your dental care routine has fallen victim to one or more of the most common dental mistakes that affect thousands every year.
The best way to … Continue Reading

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5 Signs of Good Oral Health

A woman and her daughter with 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 … Continue Reading

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5 Worst Foods for Teeth and Your Oral Health

Sports drinks are one of the worst foods for teeth
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. … Continue Reading

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Long-Term Gum Disease Effects on Your Health

A woman looking at her healthy teeth in a mirror in a dentist’s chair.
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, … Continue Reading

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Benefits of Multi-Specialty Dental Practice for Comprehensive Dental Care

Dentist and orthodontist working together to view a patient’s x-ray.
When you have a dental health condition that requires the intervention of a specialist, your dentist often has to refer you to a specialist that works in a different office, sometimes miles away. Going to the dentist can be stressful enough already. Wouldn’t it be better to continue your treatment with the practice you know … Continue Reading

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

Family of three brushing their teeth together in the mirror.
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 … Continue Reading

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