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5 Things NOT to Do After Having a Tooth Pulled

3 Minute Read:  Having a tooth pulled can be traumatic enough without suffering through “dry socket,” a painful condition that occurs in up to five out of 100 patients after dental extraction. What Is a Dry Socket? Dry socket, or alveolar osteitis, occurs when the blood clot that forms after a tooth is pulled becomes […]

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What Is Dental Scaling and Root Planing?

2 Minute Read:  Regular dental care isn’t just about cleaning. Sometimes special procedures are called for to prevent cavities or gum disease.  Dental scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) are traditional manual methods for cleaning teeth and their roots. Despite new dental technologies and innovations such as laser cleaning, these old school methods offer the […]

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Can Cleaning Your Teeth Protect Against Heart Disease?

2 Minute Read:  You may not realize it, but there is a direct relation between cleaning your teeth and heart disease. In fact, the health of your mouth, gums, and teeth is important in maintaining your overall health. When you start having trouble with your teeth, you may begin to have other health issues. How […]

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