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August 30, 2018

How To Choose The Best Mouthwash For You

Even if you have your brushing and flossing routine down to a science, there are times when your oral hygiene could use a little boost. You may be looking for an extra clean feeling after brushing, trying to prevent cavities, or actively avoiding gingivitis, but whatever the reason, mouthwash can be an effective tool in Read More

July 31, 2018

Wisdom Teeth Removal

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If your dentist is recommending that you have your wisdom teeth removed, you may be hesitant to move forward. Here are three frequently asked questions concerning wisdom teeth that can help you make a more informed decision: Why do we have Wisdom Teeth? (and why are they called ?wisdom teeth??) Anthropologists believe wisdom teeth, or Read More

June 29, 2018

Teeth And Total Body Health

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When people meet you, your smile is one of the first things they notice, and one of the things they will remember the most. Studies have shown that having a bright, healthy smile can make you seem more approachable and trustworthy to others, and can even make you appear more successful than someone with a Read More

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