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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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Preventing and Treating Dental Emergencies

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Even teeth that are properly cared for can be injured, and patients with chipped or cracked teeth need to be seen by a dentist as soon as possible. At Rush Creek Dentistry, our dentists are skilled in treating a wide variety of types of dental emergencies. 

Types of Dental Injuries

Most dental emergencies involve teeth that have been chipped ...

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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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General Dentistry: A History of the Dentist

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Overview of the Topic:

Dentists have been around for thousands of years. 7500 BC is the earliest recordings of when dentistry became practiced. People have looked for ways to keep their teeth healthy and improve their oral health for many millennia. Dentistry has been evolving ever since and has become much more sophisticated and advanced over time until we have the type ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Insurance

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Overview of Dental Insurance:

Just like having healthcare coverage, dental insurance will help you cover a large majority of your dental bills according to the insurance that the person has purchased. When your employer offers dental insurance, you will likely get a few plans to pick from, and you can choose one that best meets your needs. Most of these will probably fall into either the HMO, PPO, or Indemnity plans. Certain employers ...

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