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Dry mouth? Cracked lips?

Do you have a dry mouth or bad breath?  What about cracked lips, the skin splitting at the corners of your mouth or a frequent sore throat?  If you answered “yes,” you may suffer from xerostomia, a condition caused by a lack of saliva. Commonly known as “dry mouth,” it makes swallowing, speaking and occasionally…
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Do you grind your teeth?

We call teeth grinding bruxism.  Typically, without even realizing, it people grind their teeth during the night. How do you know if you grind your teeth?  Common symptoms are jaw pain and headaches. If you are dealing with a stressful situation or suffer from anxiety, you are more likely to grind your teeth.  If these…
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Your teeth and your memory

Is there a relationship between keeping your teeth and preserving your memory? Experts think so. In a study published in Behavioral and Brain Functions, more than 4,200 Japanese seniors (aged 65 or older) underwent both a thorough dental examination and a psychological evaluation. Investigators found that those with fewer of their own teeth had an…
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Gum and Heart Disease

Getting oral care and health facts straight are important to us at Adams Dental.  Recently, there’s been confusion as to whether an actual relationship exists between periodontal disease and heart disease. The American Heart Association clarified that periodontal disease and atherosclerotic vascular (heart) disease DO have the same risk factors such as smoking, age and…
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Do You Brush Correctly?

Only one in 10 people brush in way that helps prevent tooth decay, according to a study published in the Swedish Dental Journal. What are people doing wrong?  Actually, several things, such as rushing through the routine, not brushing enough, or their form is off. Two Minute Rule Don’t spend 40 seconds brushing your teeth….
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Benefits Of Green Tea

We all know that drinking green tea has health benefits, but you can add healthy gums and teeth to the list of benefits. Preventive Medicine recently published that drinking at least one cup of green tea a day increases the odds of keeping your teeth as you get older. The power in green tea comes…
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Love your smile!

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.  – Mother Teresa We strive to improve the health and beauty of each of our patients’ smiles.  We know that a great smile is an asset that can have positive impact on every area of…
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Using your Benefits

Your family calendar is getting filled with school activities, sporting events and other fun adventures. Autumn is here, and before you know it will be the holiday season and the year will be over. If your dental benefit plan is based on a calendar year, you want to use your benefits before they expire.  Here’s…
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