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Alcohol-Based vs Alcohol-Free Mouthwash: Which is Right for You?
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene

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When it comes to mouthwash, many people probably don’t think a lot about it. You rinse with it to keep your mouth feeling fresh and clean, to kill bacteria, and to get that minty taste. It’s possible you might not even know that alcohol-free mouthwashes are available, but they are out there and they can […]

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The Correlation Between Good Dental Health and Living Longer
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

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No less an authority than the Mayo Clinic has affirmed that there is a relationship between oral health and overall health. Problems with your mouth, teeth and gums offer more than casual clues about other chronic conditions and certain serious diseases. That’s one of the reasons your primary care physician will ask you about your […]

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Preparing for and Recovering from Oral Surgery
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Dental Surgery, Sedation Dentistry

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When you come for an appointment at our office, we want you to be entirely prepared for the experience. That’s why we’ve created this set of guidelines for you to follow before and after your sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, root canal, or dental implants. By heeding these tips, you’ll have a pleasant procedure and successful […]

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Poor Nutrition Affects Oral Health in More Ways Than One
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Sometimes, diets that are healthy for your body are in turn bad for your teeth. For example, citrus fruits or dried fruits are certainly good choices for your physical health, but they aren’t great for your teeth in the long run. Some of the healthiest foods can be detrimental to your long-term dental health or […]

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Dentist Approved Foods to Eat When You Get Braces
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Helpful Tips, Oral Hygiene

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If you have braces, we know you have your share of days where your favorite foods are the same foods that cause you pain and discomfort. Whether you’re an adult or a teenager facing brand new or recently tightened braces, it can be difficult to find foods that are gentle on your braces and your […]

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Top Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Sedation Dentistry

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Does the thought of having dental treatment make you nervous? You’re certainly not alone. Studies show about 15 percent of adults in the U.S. avoid seeing the dentist because of fear or anxiety surrounding potential treatments – that’s about 30 million people who put off dental care, significantly increasing their risks for serious infection, tooth […]

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How to Floss Properly
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene

How to Floss

Take a look at this video from Dr. Ron Briglia on how to floss properly and why flossing is so important to your oral health. There is a transcription of this video below. We hope that you find these tips useful. Why Flossing is So Important In this video we’re going to talk about flossing […]

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When Is Sedation Dentistry Used?
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Sedation Dentistry

When Is Sedation Dentistry Used

Are you afraid of the dentist—so afraid, that you often delay your own dental care? If so, you’re in good company. In fact, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation estimates that as many as 30 percent of men and women in the United States avoid dental care due to fear and anxiety, resulting in significant […]

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The Impact of Tobacco Use on Oral Health
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Gum Disease, Oral Cancer Prevention

Impact of Tobacco on Oral Health

When most people consider the health effects of using tobacco products, they think of diseases and conditions like lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and COPD. However, smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco products have many other serious consequences, including oral cancers and gum disease. If you’re a smoker or you use smokeless tobacco products, […]

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How Sweet It Is: 7 Steps to Reduce Your Sugar Intake
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Reducing Sugar Intake

The average person in the U.S. consumes about 31.5 teaspoons (or 126 grams) of sugar per day, which is more than twice the upper limit recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). All that sugar doesn’t just come from obvious sources like soda, cake and candy; it’s hidden in plenty of other products, including condiments […]

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