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How Contraceptives Can Impact Your Oral Health

Approximately 25% of women aged 15 to 44 who currently use contraception reported using oral contraceptive pills, making the birth control pill the most commonly prescribed form of contraception in the United States. There are three main types of oral contraceptive pills on the market today. They include progesterone-only, combined estrogen-progesterone, and extended-use pills. The most commonly prescribed […]

Oil pulling

Does Oil Pulling Really Work?

Like acupuncture and yoga, oil pulling is a health practice that dates back thousands of years. An ancient Ayurvedic practice, it purports to purify the body. One simply swishes oil (coconut is the most popular) around in one’s mouth for fifteen to twenty minutes so that it can “pull” toxins through the mouth and gums. […]

Bad breath

How to Deal with Bad Breath 

Bad breath is a common yet embarrassing condition. Unfortunately, it is caused by more than just eating an abundance of garlic and onions. Bad breath can be a sign of troubling dental health problems. These problems may need to be addressed by a dental professional. If you are uncomfortable with the smell of your breath, […]

How to Clean Your Mouthguard

If you’ve had a habit of waking up with headaches, teeth, and/or jaw pain because you’re clenching and grinding your teeth at night, you probably wear a nightly mouthguard that helps keep the pain and discomfort away. These mouthguards are great at treating bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), but they can cause more problems […]

National Dental Hygiene Month

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month this October

October is the month we break out devilishly decorated jack-o-lanterns, spooky stories, spindly spiders, and wicked witches. Yet, for some people, nothing is more frightening than a trip to the dentist. Maybe that is why October is National Dental Hygiene Month. No matter the reason, it is supremely important to recognize National Dental Hygiene Month […]