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Oral Health and Heart Health: How One Affects the Other

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Your mouth is a window to the health of the rest of your body. An unhealthy mouth can be an indicator that something else is wrong. Taking care of your teeth is about more than having a straight and bright smile. It's also about preventing heart disease and maintaining good overall health.

Your Oral Health Affects Your Heart Health

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What Foods & Drinks Your Children Should Be Consuming

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It's not a secret that some foods and drinks are better for our teeth than others. The same goes for children who are still losing their baby teeth and getting their adult teeth. Providing children with a healthy diet combined with proper oral health care can help ensure that they don't have issues with anything from gingivitis to tooth decay or rot while they develop a beautiful, confident smile that they will carry right into adulthood.

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Protect Your Teeth This Summer

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Sports can be an excellent way to enjoy the warm summer weather. Whether you play on a summer softball team or simply enjoy shooting hoops at the park, there are plenty of ways to incorporate athletics into your summer schedule. However, sports injuries can present a significant danger to unprotected teeth. Wearing a mouth guard while participating in both organized and backyard sports is an easy way to protect your teeth in case you are hit in the mouth by a ball, another player, other equipment, or the ground. 

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Pediatric Dentistry: Caring for Your Child's Teeth from the Start

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New parents have a lot of questions, and learning how to care for their child's teeth is no exception. At Rush Creek Dentistry, we care about setting children up for a lifetime of stellar oral health by providing them with quality pediatric dental care. 

How Should I Care for My Child's Baby Teeth?

Even though children lose their baby ...

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Maintaining Good Dental Hygiene For Your Health

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Why It Is Important to Maintain Good Dental Hygiene

Having good dental hygiene is to have good health overall. Problems that arise from poor dental hygiene can be cavities or gum disease both of which can hinder your ability to eat and/or speak properly. These problems can also cause you to have pain and bad breath.

Some people may not realize that poor dental hygiene can also lead to other health problems that are not in the mouth. Studies have shown that some of the bacteria in gum disease can travel to the heart and cause heart disease as well as clogged arteries and even stroke. 

There have been some cases that gum ...

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Understanding Oral Cancers

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What is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is any form of cancer that affects your mouth or the surrounding areas. Oral Cancers generally are detected through early oral cancer screening which gets done through ViziLite Plus Annual Oral Cancer Screening Exams in the early and most treatable stages. These oral cancer screenings become part of your annual dental checkups to ensure that any cancers that come about get detected early. Dentists also examine the ...

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