Shield Your Smile with Gum Disease Treatments

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  Are you suffering from any oral ailments or oral health conditions? If you have poor oral hygiene, or frequently fail to visit your dentist for routine check-ups and examinations, you may be suffering damage that you're unaware of. For this reason, it is always important to inspect the health... Read more »

A Bad Filling Might Need a Root Canal or Dental Crown

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Dental fillings are meant to repair a small cavity or minor dental fracture with an alternate dental material. They are bonded securely to the surrounding tooth enamel. However, poor oral hygiene habits and the passage of time can gradually weaken this connection, allowing bacteria to work their way into the... Read more »

Root Canal Therapy: How to Save a Diseased Tooth

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Dr. Carol Halloran and our Crossroads Dental team in Waterloo, Iowa, are here to assist you with all of your oral care needs. Do you have an infected or inflamed tooth causing you pain? If so, you may benefit from a root canal treatment which can save a diseased tooth.... Read more »

Do You Know About the Different Type of Cavities?

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Did you know that cavities are simply another name for tooth decay? Fortunately, the number of cavities Americans have every year has decreased significantly. This is due in large part to increased awareness of the importance of oral health, including brushing and flossing to prevent cavities. But tooth decay is... Read more »

Which Mouthwash Is Right for You?

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In your quest for excellent oral health, mouthwash can be a powerful addition to your daily routine. Some people prefer using an oral rinse before brushing to loosen oral debris (food particles and plaque) off the teeth so that brushing is more effective. Others prefer rinsing after brushing to wash... Read more »

Plaque and Its Effect on Your Oral Health

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Your mouth is an amazing piece of anatomy. It houses your teeth and gums, tongue and….millions of bacteria. When you eat or drink, this oral bacteria reacts with the sugar that is produced, resulting in acid which destroys the teeth as the bacteria multiplies. What is dental plaque? The bacteria... Read more »

How Sugar-Free Foods Affect Your Oral Health

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Today we know all about the hazards of excess sugar on the body and the teeth. But what about sugar-free foods and drinks? Should they be freely consumed? According to the Oral Health Cooperative Research Center at the University of Melbourne, you may want to approach your sugar-free beverages with... Read more »