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  1. Can Diabetes Affect Oral Health?

    More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), making it one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the country. Diabetes can make someone more at risk for a number of other conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease, vision…

  2. Am I a Good Dental Implant Candidate?

    If you are missing a tooth or a few teeth, you may be looking for a solution that allows you to chew, talk, and smile just as you would with all your natural teeth. There are options for people missing teeth, and one of those options (often the best) is dental implants. Dental implants are…

  3. Does it Matter What Kind of Toothpaste I Use?

    We’re confronted with dozens of choices of toothpaste when we go shopping. They all say they keep your teeth clean and prevent cavities. Others say they help whiten, reduce gum disease, help with teeth sensitivity, or use natural ingredients. Does it really matter what kind of toothpaste you use? *Quick answer: yes, yes it does….

  4. Most Common Causes of Oral Cancer

    With every exam you receive at Perdido Bay Dental, we do a thorough oral cancer screening. Oral cancer can develop in any part of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, gums, roof or floor of the mouth and lining of the cheeks. And it can often be hard to spot on your own. Signs of…

  5. What is Tooth Enamel, and How Do I Protect it?

    Out of all the substances our bodies are made of, the enamel of our teeth is the hardest substance in our entire bodies. Despite this fact, enamel can wear down, become discolored, decay, and break down. A 2015 study in the Journal of Restorative Dentistry noted that the number of adults with severe tooth enamel…

  6. How Dental Hygiene Affects Overall Health

    Many of us think of being in good health as our bodies functioning as they should–our body functions are working, we are disease-free, and are able to exercise, get enough sleep, and eat well. We seek treatment from a doctor when one of those things is not operating correctly. But many of us also do…

  7. I always have bad breath. Why?

    Bad breath is enough to make anyone self-conscious, and can sometimes be easily explained by eating onions or garlic (any fellow garlic lovers out there?). Food is one of the major causes of bad breath. Food starts to get broken down in your mouth when you chew. The obvious remedy for this is simply gum…

  8. How to Best Maintain Dental Crowns

    Crowns are a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a natural tooth that has decayed enough to the point of needing a root canal or deep cavity. The crown helps to give the natural tooth strength and support, and provide a tooth shape when the natural tooth has likely been shaved down to get rid…

  9. Happy and Healthy Gums

    Though we tend to focus on teeth when it comes to oral health, our gums play a big role in dental hygiene. Gum tissue keeps your teeth in line and anchors them to the jaw and also help to absorb any blows to the mouth. So it stands to reason that gum health is critical….

  10. What are the Common Symptoms of TMD?

    First, what is TMD? Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a set of conditions that mostly involve pain in the jaw joint underneath the ear, along with the surrounding tissues. It may involve both sides of the jaw or just one, and can limit how much you can move your jaw. TMD can impact a person’s ability…