Quick Dental Checklist for Traveling

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Apart from the hot cocoa drinks and gift-giving, the holiday season also means traveling for most people. Here at our Central Georgia dental practice, we understand how traveling could make more people forget the importance of sticking to several oral health habits. We’ve come up with a quick checklist of traveling dental kit to help you maintain your awesome smile even when you’re on the road!

By and large, your kit should contain the following:

  • Travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste ...

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3 Oral Health Tips to Surviving the Cold and Flu Season

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The Holidays are here and before we know it, the flu bug is here as well! Although getting a flu shot, getting enough rest, and consuming lots of fruits and vegetables are the key to preventing the colds and flu from invading your immune system, here at our Central Georgia dental practice we also recommend the following oral health tips to help you stay away from the nasty flu bug!

1. Stay hydrated to avoid your mouth from drying too much.

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Your Sinusitis May Be Causing Your Bad Breath

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Do you frequently have stuffy nose when you wake up, alongside a throbbing headache and swelling around your eyes? There’s a huge chance that you have sinusitis. Infection of the sinuses could be very painful and inconvenient at times. While your doctor could prescribe you with medications for the common symptoms associated with sinusitis, bad breath is one symptoms that is often missed during diagnosis.

Here at our Central Georgia dental practice, we’ve seen patients who have sinusitis and are suffering from bad ...

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Are You Brushing Your Teeth the Right Way?

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Brushing your teeth the right way is one of the foundations of your teeth and gums being in good shape. Here at our Central Georgia dental practice, we noticed that most of our first-time patients are not even aware of the proper techniques of brushing their teeth. Let’s find out about these techniques below!

  1. Begin by placing your toothbrush at approximately 45 degree angle to your gums.
  2. Move your toothbrush gently in a back-and-forth motion.
  3. Start with the outer surfaces then proceed to ...
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Keep Your Child’s Mouth Healthy During Halloween!

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Trick or treat?! Halloween is just around the corner and that means a bagful of sweets for every child out there. Here at our Central Georgia dental practice, we remind parents and guardians to be take extra care of their young one’s teeth and gums while trick or treatin’. Here’s a quick guide to healthy teeth and gums this Halloween and even the whole year ‘round.

  • Limit consumption of sticky candies such as gummy bears. It takes a long times for ...
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How Frequent Green Tea Consumption Improves Oral Health

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The health benefits of tea has been known for a long time now, with one study after another proving that regular consumption could actually lower down one’s risk of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems. However, did you know that tea (whether green, black or white!) could actually help you promote excellent oral health? Read on while enjoying some tea!

Drink to your (gum) health!

Tea, specifically green tea, has been shown to reduce the occurrence of gum ...

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Dealing with a Hypersensitive Gag Reflex on Your Next Dental Visit

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Although others won’t have a hard time during their dental visits at our Warner Robins dental clinic, we noticed that several clients have problems with their sensitive gag reflex. If you’re one of those people with overly sensitive gag reflex, you are not alone! This condition is quite common and we have helped clients deal and cope with it. Read on below for tips and thoughts on overcoming a hyperactive gagging reflex!

Understanding the Gag Reflex

The gag reflex, also known ...

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Limit Alcohol Intake for Optimum Oral Health

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Did you know that roughly 66 percent of Americans consume 4 drinks per week? While the occasional beer or wine is a healthy habit, 22 percent of Americans actually admitted that they seem to drink too much. Too much alcohol consumption has been associated with depression, obesity, and a variety of other health problems. You might be surprised to know that overdrinking could also lead to a host of oral health problems.  Here at our Central Georgia dental practice, we ...

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Brushing at Work May Help You Keep Your Job!

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The teeth and gums are one of the most overlooked aspects of health. Interestingly, a huge number of American employees do not even brush their teeth at work. The Academy of General Dentistry recently found out in a study that only 14 percent of these employees mindfully brush their teeth at work. Here at our Central Georgia dental practice, we highly encourage our clients to practice good oral hygiene habits even if they’re busy pounding the keyboards at work!

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The Mysterious Case of the Bleeding Gums While Flossing and Brushing

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While there are a variety of factors which could influence the bleeding in gums — from genetics to hormone fluctuations, it is not normal for gums to chronically bleed while brushing and flossing. Here at our Central Georgia dental practice, we get a lot of questions about the link between bleeding gums and flossing and/or brushing.

Causes of Bleeding Gums

By and large, bleeding gums per se may be influenced by the following factors:

  • Vitamin deficiency such as Vitamin ...

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