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Are You Protecting Your Baby Against Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay in infants or small children is referred to as baby bottle caries. Baby bottle caries happens when a child drinks a bottle before bed or a nap with a sugary substance in it. The sugars from the drink coat the teeth for a long period of time while the child is sleeping and […]

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Don’t let dentophobia keep you from having healthy teeth!

Do you have a fear of going to the dentist? If so, you aren’t the only one! One of the biggest reasons that keep people from getting good dental health care is due to dental phobia, or dentophobia. The word phobia as defined in the dictionary, is a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, […]

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How HPV can affect your Oral and Overall Health

HPV (short for human papillomavirus) is a virus that could affect your son or daughter. There are about 30-40 types of HPV that can infect the genital area. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 6 million new genital HPV disease cases in the United States each year. […]

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Can Adults Straighten Their Teeth?

BRACES AT ANY AGE Have you ever considered getting braces?  Do you think you are too old to get braces?  Well,  think again. It is never too late to get braces and get that perfect straight smile you have always dreamed of having. Braces are not just for teenagers.   It is a very common misconception […]

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Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

Did you know that over 25% of adult Americans either grind or clench their teeth to the point of damage and destruction? This habit, called Bruxism, can lead to many costly and painful dental and health problems if not managed properly. What causes bruxism?  When people grind or clench during the day, it usually happens […]

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Are You Trying to Hide Your Bad Breath?

Got Bad Breath? You are not alone.! About 1 out of 4 people in America also deal with bad breath, also referred to as Halitosis, and can be an embarrassing problem. What is it caused by?  Several foods, medical or dental conditions, or habits like smoking could be the culprit. There are over 600 kinds […]

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Who’s afraid of the dentist? Raise your hand!

“Hey doc, don’t take this personally, but I just really don’t want to be here…” In an ideal world, all patients would look forward to their six month check-ups, and we would never hear these words spoken in our offices. The reality is though, that between five to eight percent of Americans avoid seeing the […]

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Are Acidic Foods Hurting Your Teeth?

 How many acidic foods or drinks do you have in a day? Surprisingly, acid is in most of our foods and drinks and people don’t even realize it.  Acid consumption is one of the biggest contributors to tooth wear and erosion and most people don’t even realize they have tooth damage until they go to […]

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Toothfairy School is in Session!

Do you believe in the tooth fairy?  If you visited Grand Dental Fox Valley on August 22, 2013 for Tooth Fairy Day you would know how real the tooth fairy is! [Include picture of costumes].  The custom in the United States is once a primary tooth, or “baby tooth,” is lost it is placed under […]

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