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If your child has not been to the dentist and is due for a cleaning, now be a great time to schedule an appointment. Having a dental exam and cleaning shortly before school starts is a great way to head back to school with a clean smile. If there are any issues, fixing them before …
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Chewing Gum

Could chewing gum actually be good for your oral health? Truth is, it depends what kind of gum you are chewing. If the gum is full of sugar, forget about it. But, if the gum you are chewing is sugar-free, it can actually have many benefits to your oral health. After all, in our last …
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Although junk food can be a treat every so often, these foods can lead to severe oral health problems that in turn can effect the rest of your body. Many people do not realize that our oral health and overall health are linked in several ways. At the office of Jeff Van Treese, DDS, it’s …
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Tartar build up caused by plaque is believed to be the number one cause for gum disease, but what other risk factors are involved? Here are a few of the other factors that could increase your risk of periodontal disease: Heredity-genetics can play a role in the likelihood of gum disease. Those with a family …
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Todays market has so many different anti-snoring devices available. Finding the right solution for your snoring can seem like a daunting task. Many of these devices are unproven or work by keeping you awake at night. Fortunately, there are plenty of proven techniques that can help you eliminate snoring. Find the cause of your snoring …
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 Teeth are held firmly in place by the gums, bone and ligaments.  Healthy gums fit tightly against the teeth. Gum disease is an infection that  affects the tissues and bone that support the teeth. It is caused by plaque, a sticky film that forms on the surface of the teeth, which contains  bacteria that can …
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