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Reduce your risk of oral cancer.

Tobacco, Alcohol, and Oral Cancer: How to Reduce Your Risks

When it comes to cancer, you don’t tend to hear much about oral cancer. Of course, we hear all about breast cancer, lung cancer, and skin cancer (don’t forget to wear your sunscreen), but the truth is, you can get cancer in your mouth, too. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, around 58,450…
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Acid reflux can harm oral health.

Acid Reflux and Dental Health: 5 Tips to Protect Your Teeth From the Effects of GERD

If you’ve never experienced acid reflux, consider yourself among the lucky ones. According to Yale Medicine, over 20% of people experience acid reflux. And it’s not a pleasant feeling—that feeling when your stomach’s content regurgitates its way back into your esophagus. Not only does it make you feel unwell, but it can leave a horrid…
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Understand wisdom tooth extraction.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction: When, Why, and What to Expect

Did you know? Most adults start off with 32 teeth, but here’s the scoop—four of them, the wisdom teeth, might stir up trouble if they linger too long. Enter wisdom tooth extraction, a common dental procedure. Understanding why and when it’s needed is key. Join us at Monroe Family Dentistry as we unravel the why,…
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Bruxism can affect your mental health.

Stress and Your Smile: The Connection to Bruxism and Your Mental Health

In our fast-paced lives, stress is no stranger. Approximately three in five adults confess to feeling stressed, often due to various reasons. What many don’t realize is the toll stress can take on our bodies, especially our smiles.  In this article, we’ll take a look at the link between stress, bruxism (teeth grinding), and mental…
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Understanding your options for dentures.

Traditional Dentures vs. Overdentures With Implants: What’s Better for You?

Choosing the right dental solution is a big decision for your comfort and well-being. If you’re exploring options for replacing missing teeth, you’ve likely come across traditional dentures and overdentures with implants. Making an informed decision tailored to your needs is essential.  Let’s briefly compare the two: Traditional dentures involve tooth removal, temporary dentures, and…
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Tooth whitening for two.

A Brighter Smile for Your Love: Tooth Whitening for Two?

Finding experiences that you can share with your partner is an important part of supporting a strong and lasting relationship. One way that you can spend quality time together that you might not have thought of is couples’ tooth whitening. This unique experience could be an excellent activity to take on together to enjoy brighter…
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Tips for getting TMJ disorder relief.

Lifestyle Changes for TMJ Relief: 5 Tips and Strategies to Help You Feel Better

Take control of your TMJ disorder. Jaw pain is a common issue that affects millions of people worldwide. Often, the culprit behind this nagging discomfort is a condition known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This disorder affects the joint that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are located in front…
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Better choices for a healthier smile.

Eating Your Way To A Healthier Smile: New Year’s Nutrition Goals

Start your year off right with nutrition ideas to help maintain a healthier smile! New year, new you! With the new year just around the corner, you may be thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Some resolutions can be hard to maintain, but if you are looking for a goal to help keep you healthy, look…
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Stop tooth decay.

Understanding Tooth Decay: 5 Causes You Need to Know About

How to put an end to cavities. Picture this: you’re enjoying your favorite ice cream, and suddenly you feel a sharp pain in your tooth. You wince, hoping it’s a one time thing, but deep down, you know it’s more than that. You’re dealing with the dreaded issue of tooth decay, something that affects a…
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Dry mouth can affect your oral health.

Dry Mouth and Dental Health: How to Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

The lowdown on xerostomia. Dealing with chronic dry mouth may seem like just an annoyance, but did you know it can lead to serious oral health issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease? That’s right! Suffering from a parched mouth is not just uncomfortable; it can be harmful to your overall dental health and…
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Dental crowns improve oral health.

Crowning Glory: How Dental Crowns Transform Your Smile and Improve Oral Health

A healthy and beautiful smile is more than just a confidence booster—it can be the key to preserving your youth and well-being. When you feel good about yourself, you naturally smile more, and there’s science to back it up. Studies show that those who smile often live longer, healthier, and happier lives.  This article will…
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Sleep apnea could lead to depression.

The Silent Struggle: 5 Ways Sleep Apnea Can Contribute to, or Worsen Depression

Understanding the connection between sleep apnea and depression is crucial for the well-being of millions. In the US approximately 30 million people struggle with this condition, yet only a fraction—just 6 million—have received a formal diagnosis.  This article will explore the hidden ties between these two conditions, illustrating the struggle many face every night as…
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