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May 31, 2018

How To Cut the Nail Biting Habit

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When you?re nervous, stressed, or just bored and fidgety, do you find your hand creeping towards your mouth? You?re not alone! Nail biting is an extremely common habit, with some figures estimating up to 45% of us gnawing away at our nails at one point or another in our lives. Though it usually begins in Read More

April 25, 2018

How Smoking Affects Oral Health

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By now everyone should know that smoking cigarettes can have a lasting and damaging effect on your entire body. The inhalation of carcinogens, tar, and smoke can resonate throughout the body, starting in the mouth? the gateway to the body The basic effects of smoking can cause bad breath, tooth discoloration, and buildup of plaque Read More

March 22, 2018

Why Drinking Water Is Good For Your Oral Health

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Is your glass half-empty or half-full? If you are invested in keeping your mouth healthy, it should be at least half-full of water! Your oral health is not limited to a stellar smile, it also impacts your overall health, and drinking enough water is one of the best things you can do for your body. Read More

February 26, 2018

What Is Dry Mouth And How Do You Fix It?

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Did you know that saliva is one of the body?s natural defenses used to wash away food and acid-producing bacteria in the mouth? Well, now you do. Normally, a proper oral hygiene routine paired with regular dental checkups and a well-balanced diet are enough to keep a healthy mouth. But what if your salivary glands Read More

January 29, 2018

Best Foods and Drinks for Oral Health

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Most people take care of their teeth and gums through daily brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups. But even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine, your teeth and gums might not be as healthy as you?d like. Why? Your diet. According to the American Dental Association, oral health is one of the first Read More

December 27, 2017

Hazards of Smokeless Tobacco

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Dip, chew, chaw, plug, snuff, chewing tobacco? smokeless tobacco goes by many names. There are products now that are made of compressed tobacco powder that emulate a dissolvable candy-like consistency. Smokeless tobacco is highly addictive no matter what it?s called and is detrimental to one?s health. At Cooley D.D.S., we want you to be aware Read More

November 29, 2017

How Oral Health Affects Overall Health

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We know it?s important to take good care of your mouth, teeth, and gums for optimal oral health. Being diligent in brushing and flossing prevents bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease?it can also ensure you keep your teeth as you age.   However, researchers are now finding all sorts of great additional reasons to Read More

September 29, 2017

Benefits of Invisalign

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Orthodontics may have made huge strides in making braces less noticeable, but many people still do not care for the looks of brackets and wires. And even though they are smaller than they have ever been before, teens and adults still often hesitate in going through treatment with them. The good news is there is Read More

July 23, 2017

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

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At Cooley DDS, we get a lot of questions about cosmetic dentistry. What exactly does the field entail, and what does it mean for the average person? The list of unknowns can be daunting for those curious about the field. To help assuage some of this confusion, we?ve compiled a list of the most frequently Read More

June 23, 2017

Baby’s First Dental Visit

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One of the questions we hear most often from parents here at Cooley DDS is “When should children first see a dentist?” The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry both recommend that a child?s first dental visit should occur no later than the first birthday, and we agree! Such an early Read More