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Does My Child Need a Sports Mouthguard?

Most children are involved in a variety of sports and activities throughout the year. Some sports are more rigorous than others. Parents often wonder if their children would benefit from wearing a mouthguard. The simple answer is, yes. Children need to wear protective...

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What can be done about a Cracked Tooth?

The fast answer is that you should schedule an appointment right away with your Monument, CO dentist at the Distinctive Dental practice. Once your teeth have been examined, the location of the fracture will be identified, as well as the degree of severity for the...

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Possible Link Between Obesity and Oral Health

You are probably aware that obesity is a serious epidemic in the United States. It’s actually become an epidemic in many other regions around the world. More alarming of late is the discovery that there may be a correlation between periodontal disease and those with a...

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What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a common disease of the gums which is caused by plaque forming around the teeth. Once plaque has built up, it triggers an immune response that causes gums to become inflamed. This inflammation can lead to sensitivity, receding gums, or even bleeding...

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Connection Between Drinking Water and Oral Health

Water plays a role in our overall health. It's been said that drinking about eight glasses of water every day is good for you  Water helps your body in a number of ways from getting rid of waste, to helping your digestive system and other internal systems work...

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Why You Need to Brush Your Tongue

When your Monument, CO dental team tells you that oral health is important, we mean there's more to it than just brushing your teeth and flossing regularly. There are many factors contributing to good oral health. One part of oral health that often gets overlooked is...

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How to Prevent a Swollen Roof of the Mouth

A swollen roof of the mouth can interfere with one’s daily activities especially things like chewing and speaking. While it is impossible to prevent all the causes of an inflamed palate, there are a few things that you can do to avoid it. In cases where your Monument,...

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Infections: How to Spot Oral Thrush

Most people know what a yeast infection is and how irritating it can be, but not everyone knows that people can develop a similar infection in the mouth. This condition is called oral thrush. What to Look For Oral thrush primarily affects those with a compromised...

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Pneumonia: Good Oral Health and Overall Wellness

A beautiful smile can represent more than just good oral health. It can often speak volumes about your overall health as well. The link between good oral health and overall health and wellness is substantial. In fact, the practice of good oral health can prevent...

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Cavities and Tooth Decay: How It Happens

Although oral health is an essential part of everyone’s daily life, Dr. Jeff Yelle knows that it is often taken for granted. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, one in four adults of the American population suffers from cavities....

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