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Category: Family Dentist

10 Home Remedies for Dry Mouth

10 Home Remedies for Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is rarely serious, but it can be uncomfortable and lead to other oral health issues. Luckily, there are several DIY remedies for it. Saliva washes away food particles and neutralizes your mouth’s pH levels to protect your teeth from acids. However, if your mouth doesn’t have enough saliva, or if the glands responsible
Why Does My Sinus Infection Affect My Teeth?

Why Does My Sinus Infection Affect My Teeth?

Everything from bruxism to cavities can cause toothaches. But did you know that your sinus infection might be a culprit as well? In addition to sore throats, ear pain, and post-nasal drip, tooth pain is a common symptom of sinus infections. So, if you have a toothache that’s isolated to your upper teeth, there’s a
How Much Does Thumb Sucking Affect My Child’s Teeth?

How Much Does Thumb Sucking Affect My Child’s Teeth?

Sucking is a natural reflex that starts in the womb, but it can wreak havoc on your child’s mouth and teeth if they continue to suck their thumbs after turning four. Most children suck their thumbs at one point or another. If your child continues to suck their thumb after the age of four or
What is Pregnancy Gingivitis?

What is Pregnancy Gingivitis?

Those who are pregnant have a higher risk of developing gingivitis. At Espire Dental, we can help you understand, prevent, and treat pregnancy gingivitis. If you’ve read our other articles about pregnancy and dental health, you’ll remember that pregnant women are at an increased risk of gingivitis. In fact, between 60 and 70% of women
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Cavity Fillings in Baby Teeth — Are They Really Necessary?

If your child has a cavity in their baby teeth, you may be wondering if it’s worth the time and effort to get a filling. In most cases, the answer is yes. A common misconception parents have is that it’s not worth the time, effort, or money to fill in cavities in baby teeth because
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5 Myths About Candy and Teeth

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about how candy affects your teeth — get all the facts straight before Halloween night. It’s that time of year again — costumes, ghouls, and jack-o-lantern buckets filled to the brim with candy. Over 600 million pounds of candy are sold in the United States each year during
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5 Common Myths About Children’s Teeth

There are plenty of misconceptions around children’s dental care — to help their children develop healthy adult teeth, parents must constantly discern fact from fiction.  As you worry about the many factors that can impact your child’s health, dental concerns can sometimes end up on the back burner. Too often, parents believe that children’s teeth

What Age Should Kids Start Seeing the Dentist?

Your kids smile is incredibly important to their overall health and confidence. If they do not visit the dentist early on in life, it is going to be difficult for them to make it a habit later on when they are grown up. This is why it is important that they visit the dentist as

The Top 5 Things To Look For In A New Family Dentist

Many people fear the dentist, but there is no reason to dread these routine checks. If you want your smile to beam to the masses, then it requires getting your teeth tended too. If you are in the market for a new dentist, you may be concerned about finding the right fit for you and