Mouthwash With Alcohol vs. Without: Which One Is Better for Your Teeth and Gums?

So you make sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly, but then you decide to add a little something extra to your daily oral hygiene routine. Mouthwash is actually a common choice because we’re always hearing how, along with dental cleanings, it adds an extra boost of preventative protection to your smile by helping …

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Tonsil Stones: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know

Did you know that tonsils can be problematic? Particularly for breathing in early childhood, which is why many doctors recommend that the child have them removed. These two oval-shaped lymph nodes hanging out at the back of the throat work as a defense mechanism to prevent oral infections. They are supposed to disappear for adults. …

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Are You or Your Kids Athletes? Important Tips to Keep Your Teeth

With fall just around the corner, sports activities are ramping up again making you or your kids vulnerable to oral injury. But sport season means havoc for your dental health in more than one way. So being aware and prepared can help you keep yours and your family’s smile healthy, strong and beautiful. Let’s talk …

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Six Things Your Dentist (And Dental Team) Want to Tell You When You Show up for Your Next Dental Visit

When you’re a proactive patient you have no problem asking questions about your oral health or what the foreign dental lingo actually translates to. But have you ever wondered how many questions and/or comments your dentist actually has for YOU? Here are six common things dentists around the country say they want to tell their …

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Avoid These Bad Habits to Prevent Damage to Your Teeth and Gums

You brush your teeth, you floss them too, and you see your dentist on a regular basis. If you’re taking all of these actions, then you are doing a great job keeping your smile healthy! You get a gold star from us. However, even when you’re following those steps, it doesn’t always counteract habits that …

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Why a dry mouth is bad for dental health

Do You Know Why a Dry Mouth Is Bad for Your Dental Health?

Did you know that having a dry mouth isn’t just an uncomfortable feeling that arises occasionally? Since the mouth is actually designed to be a consistently moisture-rich environment, a dry mouth can have a harmful impact on your oral health. We’re not talking about the random dry mouth that happens when you get nervous or …

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Things You Need to Know About the Mouth Body Connection

Things You Need to Know About the Mouth-Body Connection

You have probably heard of the mind-body connection, as this is a popular topic. However, have you heard of the mouth-body connection? Despite what you may think, visiting Exceptional Dentistry often isn’t just about cleaning your teeth or getting a dental filling— it is about your overall health. This is because the health of your …

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