Bad Breath

If you work out strenuously, sweat profusely, and shower rarely, you will wind up having body odor. Similarly, if your mouth is constantly working, which it is, and bacteria is allowed to grow because you aren’t taking necessary steps to keep your mouth clean and healthy or you engage in behavior that encourages bacteria to…

candida overgrowth thrush

Got spit? If you don’t, or don’t have enough, you could be suffering from a condition called xerostomia, commonly known as dry mouth. Saliva is crucial to maintaining a clean and healthy mouth as it helps to remove food particles which can lead to the growth of bacteria. A lack of sufficient saliva can allow…

Drinking alcohol in excess can be very harmful to your health in numerous ways. That’s hardly a news flash. But even if you drink in healthy moderation, alcohol can still do some damage, and some kinds of alcohol can have more negative effects than others. This is definitely the case when it comes to alcohol’s…

Dental emergencies come in many forms. Some start from the inside, where intense and relentless pain indicative of a serious problem leads to a desperate call to a dentist or even a trip to the emergency room. Other emergencies come suddenly as a result of external factors. Such is the case with a knocked-out tooth….

Are Mercury Fillings Safe

It is simply undeniable that mercury poses a toxic threat to humans and our environment. Study after study has shown that excessive mercury exposure can lead to a wide range of health problems in children and adults; recent research has even drawn a causal connection between exposure to mercury and autism. Dental amalgams, or silver…

Green Tea for Healthy Gums

You can’t address oral hygiene holistically and effectively without considering the effect of diet. The foods and drinks we consume have a direct and powerful impact on our wellness, including the health of our teeth and gums. Some of the things we put in our bodies – processed and sugar-laden foods and sodas, for example…

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Dentists and orthodontists have been working with traditional metallic braces for decades. Generations have gone through the rite of passage of having a shiny, wire-filled mouth for a couple of years. Braces have endured because they work, but anyone who has had braces knows that the price of that perfect smile comes with several temporary…

losing teeth

Staying healthy as we get older requires thoughtfulness, attention, and effort. The effects of aging can leave us more susceptible to illness or injury and can keep us from living the lives we want. That’s why maintaining positive habits such as an active lifestyle and a balanced diet are so important. It is also important…

Amalgam Toxicity: Are You Breathing Silver Fillings?

We have written extensively about the dangers inherent in silver fillings (dental amalgam) which are prepared with liquid mercury. Liquid mercury is extremely harmful to our health and well-being, which is why we practice mercury-free dentistry at Assure A Smile, including safe mercury filling removal. We replace these silver fillings with one of a number…

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Good dental habits can play a huge role in the health of your teeth and gums, as well as improve your overall health and well-being. Conversely, there are plenty of bad habits which can be devastating to your teeth and oral health. Many of us engage in bad habits almost unconsciously, and we may not…

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