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The majority of dentists will warn against oral piercings due to the various complications that they entail. The side effects you may encounter after a piercing in any part of your mouth is similar to those you would experience if you suffered a random puncture wound, or underwent a procedure that required an incision. This entails mainly swelling, pain, and the formation of scar tissue. Infections are always a danger initially, but secondary infections are much more serious.  In some cases, secondary infections on oral piercings can be catastrophic that surgery is needed to correct the damage, and it’s not always reversible. Continue reading Piercings and Oral Health

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Poor Oral Health Can Result in Pregnancy Difficulties

There is a lot of new scientific information out there stating a clear effect of poor oral health on an unborn baby. Women who have been known to have gum disease may have a higher risk for a premature birth.

While research is still in its early stages, there are clear links. Babies can be at risk for low birth weights. Also, gum disease can cause the body to produce hormones to cause early labor. The risk of having a baby early is very real. Continue reading Importance of Keeping Great Oral Health and Prenatal Care

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Are you someone who suffers from grinding their teeth? There are many people who suffer from this issue, and it can actually leave the jaw feeling sore or even numb. What about clenching? This can result in similar problems also. Some people do not even know they have these problems until they go in for a dental visit. They then find out that the pain is actually caused by bruxism. Bruxism is a terribly bad habit of clenching your teeth or even grinding them. Continue reading Why Grinding Teeth Is Bad for Your Health

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Unfortunately for most, a toothache will likely sneak up on you at some point in your life. As much as we can try to have a solid oral care routine, there is still the possibility. When thinking of a toothache, most people would automatically assume that it is due to a cavity. However, there are many other possible causes of a toothache.
Continue reading Thinking your toothache is from a cavity? Here are some other possible causes of toothaches

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