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Athletic Mouth guards Important for Ongoing Mouth Health

August 27, 2018

As a new school year approaches and fall sports seasons near, it is important for parents to consider mouth guards for their children.  Mouthguards benefit children (and adult) participants of any sport where there is a chance of impact with other players, or equipment, or the possibility of serious injury. Currently, the American Dental Association …

Can a Visit to the Dentist Cause High Blood Pressure?

July 27, 2018

For some people, a trip to any medical provider can cause anxiety. And that can result in high blood pressure readings even if their blood pressure is typically normal. This phenomenon — known as white coat hypertension (or white coat syndrome) — affects an estimated 15 to 30 percent of people with high blood pressure …

5 Reasons Dentists Recommend Against E-cigarette Use

April 30, 2018

E-cigarettes – Not as Healthy as They Seem   Electronic cigarettes continue to grow in popularity among younger adults and current and former smokers because they are often perceived as a healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes. However, while e-cigarette vapors do contain far fewer harmful compounds than tobacco smoke, e-cigarette aerosol is not harmless. As …