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Benefits of Holistic Dentistry

Given the connection between oral and overall health, dentists are devoting more time to patient education and awareness. As such, there is a greater emphasis on the role of oral care in the health of an individual. This has contributed to a more holistic approach to dentistry, but it’s not only about not placing mercury […]

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Periodontitis: Inflammation Around The Tooth

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Though a common infection, Periodontitis is a serious dental health concern that could result in tooth loss. If left untreated, periodontitis can even increase one’s risk of stroke and heart attack. In both instances, it begins with inflammation around the tooth, which is the translation of periodontitis, as explained by Medical News Today. For example, […]

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Cavity Prevention

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Given the perfect storm of bacteria, acid, food debris and saliva, a sticky substance called plaque clings to the surfaces of teeth, slowly dissolving their enamel and leading to tooth decay and the formation of a cavity. More than ever, dental professionals are devoting time educating patients about the lifelong impact of tooth decay, gum […]

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Receding Gums in Napa, CA: Prevention Tips and Treatment

Aside from bleeding gums, bad breath, and swelling, gum recession is also one of the common signs of periodontal disease. The condition causes the teeth to appear longer than before, making the person feel conscious about their smiles. Receding gums increases the risk of tooth loss as well. So, how can you prevent it from […]

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Diet and Oral Health

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While diet has a profound effect on overall health and wellness, it also affects one’s oral and dental health. Thus, while a diet high in sugar can cause tooth decay and cavities, it can also lead to diabetes and other medical conditions. Interestingly, for those living with a disease such as diabetes, for instance, they […]

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Do You Suffer From Tooth Pain?

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Though many individuals experience some degree of tooth pain every now and then, it’s difficult to know when tooth pain is a serious concern or not. What’s more, there are various conditions that contribute to tooth pain including TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction), grinding or clenching teeth (Bruxism), sinus infection, pregnancy, nerve disorders and even heart problems. […]

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The Surprising Causes of Bad Breath in Napa, CA

Have you ever wondered why despite your brushing, flossing, and rinsing routine you still get to experience bad breath? Well, it is mainly because halitosis or bad breath is not solely caused by poor oral hygiene. There are a lot more factors that contribute to the devastating condition. We at Alora Dentistry listed some below: […]

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Nightguards in Napa, CA: Preventing the Effects of Bruxism

Bruxism, or known as teeth grinding and clenching is experienced by a lot of people. It can occur during the day (diurnal) but most especially at night (nocturnal). It is characterized by unconscious teeth grinding and clenching which if left untreated can lead to chips, cracks, and other problems. One of the issues of this […]

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Bad Breath

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Though few will ever admit it, many suffer from the embarrassing affects of bad breath. Medically known as Halitosis, Medical News Today claims that 25% of people suffer from it, and oral hygiene is to blame for a large majority of cases. To put in perspective, 25% means that 1 in 4 individuals experience bad […]

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)

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If you experience ongoing pain in the muscles of your face or jaw, you might be suffering from a temporomandibular joint disorder, better known as TMD. Though it sounds a bit intimidating, TMD is a classification of symptoms that arise from problems with the muscles of the jaw or parts of the temporomandibular joint itself, […]

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