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Category: General & Preventive Dentistry

Are Sugar-Free Drinks Actually Safe for Teeth?

Are Sugar-Free Drinks Actually Safe for Teeth?

While sugar-free drinks are certainly healthier (and pose a lower risk of decay) than regular drinks, they can still weaken your teeth’s enamel. It’s common knowledge that drinking soda and other sugary drinks can cause tooth decay. It’s also logical to assume that sugar-free beverages won’t cause decay because they don’t contain any sugar. Unfortunately,
How Can I Still Eat Apples With Braces?

How Can I Still Eat Apples With Braces?

When you get braces, you have to give up some foods, including whole apples. Luckily, you can still eat apples with braces. You just need to eat them the right way. When you got your braces, your orthodontist probably went over how to properly care for them, as well as a list of foods you
Everything You Need to Know About Dental Bone Grafting

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Bone Grafting

If your dentist has recommended a dental bone graft, you probably have several questions. Here’s everything you need to know about dental bone grafting. If your dentist has recommended a dental bone graft, you might be a little nervous and probably have many questions, ranging from “What is a dental bone graft, and how can
How Poor Oral Hygiene Impacts your Dating Game

How Poor Oral Hygiene Impacts your Dating Game

If you’re looking for your perfect match, having a healthy smile is more important than you might think! Here’s everything you need to know. A recent survey by Match.com showed a great smile is the single most important factor for both men and women choosing potential partners. 71% of women and 58% of men said
What’s Up With Blue Or Gray Teeth? 7 Causes and the 3 best ways to fix them

Blue Or Gray Teeth: 7 Causes and 3 Ways to Fix Them

Everyone knows that anything from smoking to poor oral hygiene can result in yellow teeth. As such, having a blue or gray tooth can be scary. Here’s what you need to know. You probably know that everything from smoking to poor oral hygiene can result in yellow stains on your teeth. But what’s up with
Mouth Exercises to Help with TMJ Pain

Mouth Exercises to Help with TMJ Pain

TMJ pain ranges from mild to severe. Luckily, there are several easy mouth exercises you can do to manage your pain. If you hear a clicking sound or experience pain when you’re chewing and have headaches or ear, face, jaw, or neck pain, you may have a TMJ disorder. You’re not alone. Around 10 million
Natural Remedies for Receding Gums

Natural Remedies for Receding Gums

Knowing the signs of receding gums and using natural remedies at home can help you avoid serious complications and surgeries in the future. If you have swollen/red gums, exposed tooth roots, or gums that appear to be shrinking, you may have receding gums. Gum disease and frequent inflammation can weaken the collagen fibers within your
What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Your tongue can tell you a lot about your health, so it’s essential to know the signs of an unhealthy tongue.  Your tongue can reveal a lot about your health. Covered in papillae that contain taste buds, healthy tongues are usually pink, though the exact shade of pink may vary from person to person. Understanding
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
Everything You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery

Everything You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery

Wisdom teeth removal surgery may be common, but it still can be a little scary. Get the facts so you can go into your procedure with confidence! Wisdom teeth removal: it’s something that most people have to go through, and it can be scary — especially if you don’t know what to expect before, during,