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The Risks of Oral Piercing

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Foundations of Oral Health Care

Taking care of your mouth doesn’t have to be difficult–but NOT taking care of your mouth can lead to tooth erosion, cavities, and other dental emergencies. To prevent the expense, pain, and annoyance of these problems, make sure your daily dental routines are ship-shape. Brush Your Teeth: Brushing your teeth

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All About Your Toothbrush

Out of all of the things in your house, you would think that your toothbrush is the least intriguing item. Actually, the toothbrush has a unique history. People have been concerned about dental health since the dawn of humanity. That toothbrush hanging in your bathroom dates back about 5,000 years.

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Oral Health ABCs: Sugarless Chewing Gum

Did you know that chewing gum may indeed have potential benefits for your smile? According to numerous studies, chewing sugarless gum for a length of time ranging from 15 to 30 minutes can effectively prevent tooth decay and cavities. Typically, chewing sugarless gum is most effective after you have eaten

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Have you ever heard of oral piercings? In reality, they’ve become a fairly popular trend, but did you know that there are a number of concerns you may want to know about? For instance, you probably understand that jewelry can have small parts and could pose a choking hazard. However, did you know that there are more risks to oral piercings?

You see, regardless of the part of your mouth that’s pierced, the jewelry in your mouth could hit against your teeth regularly. While this may not seem like a serious problem, it could actually crack your tooth. While a cracked tooth may not seem too serious, please remember to address the issue as quickly as possible. You see, cracked teeth can lead to cavities, tooth loss, sensitive teeth, and could even leave you more vulnerable to gum disease.

The piercing itself could also lead to a number of issues. For example, the piercing will create an injury in our mouth, which could lead to an infection. Similarly, jewelry can harbor bacteria, which can also leave you more vulnerable to infections. If your mouth is infected, the area could swell, which could make breathing more difficult. Finally, if you accidentally have a nerve pierced, you might experience numbness—which may or may not fade.

If you’re interested in learning more about an oral piercing, or about dealing with a cracked tooth in [city], [state], please don’ hesitate to give [practice_name] a call at [phone]. Our dentist, Dr. [doctor_name], and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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