Try Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil for a Healthier Mouth
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Oil Pulling with Coconut

If you’ve been reading about a growing trend in oral health that stems from an old tradition, you may be hesitant about asking a dental professional about its benefits. There are plenty of reasons why you should, however, discuss your oral health concerns with your dentist, so we thought we’d save you the questions and […]

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Know the Symptoms of TMJ Disorders
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Preventive Dentistry

TMJ Symptoms

Every joint in the body is subject to wear and tear, and to abuse. Some joint problems are common; knees and hips, shoulders and elbows are subject to stress, overuse, pain and inflammation. So is the Temporomandibular Joint… That’s the one that connects your movable lower jaw to the fixed upper jaw arch. Everyone has […]

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Breakthrough: Rapid Saliva Tests for Oral Cancer Screening
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Cancer Prevention, Preventive Dentistry

Oral Cancer Saliva Test

Science and medicine are making great progress on many fronts, and one of the more exciting promises to be is a quick and reliable test to easily detect cancer through what is termed “liquid biopsy.” In the future, according to researchers, the test may be easily performed with as little as a single drop of […]

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Rising Costs of Dental Care Can Be Worrisome
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in News, Oral Hygiene

Costs of Dental Insurance

Even though most people consider medical insurance a necessity, many don’t feel the same way about dental insurance or they don’t think about it at all. That can be a mistake, especially when something happens that requires a dental procedure that goes beyond routine dental cleaning and yearly checkups. Differences Between Medical and Dental Plans […]

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Your Dentures Deserve Special Attention
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Dentures & Partials

Denture Care

Caring for your dentures involves a bit more thought than simply removing them at night and letting them soak in a glass while you sleep. If you have dentures, your dentist has no doubt discussed with you about their proper care and handling. In a very real sense, your dentures are your real teeth, and […]

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When Does a Tooth Need to be Extracted?
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Dental Surgery, Preventive Dentistry

Tooth Extraction

Although there are many reasons for pulling a tooth, only your dentist can make that determination. Even the common practice of extracting wisdom teeth is not always necessary, and a toothache does not automatically spell the need for extraction. There are several reasons your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction: If a tooth is damaged […]

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Play Hard, but Protect those Teeth with Custom Mouth Guards
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Preventive Dentistry

Custom Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are a required part of the “uniform” for participation in certain sports. But, just as a single size uniform won’t fit every player, an all-purpose mouth guard might not be the best for every mouth or set of teeth. Custom mouth guards make protection personal. And that’s your best bet to ensure that […]

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5 Ways to Keep a New Year’s Resolution for Better Oral Health
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

New Year Oral Health Resolutions

If your record is less than stellar at keeping New Year’s resolutions, 2016 may be the year to resolve to keep at least one — it’s vital to your health and well being as well as your appearance. Resolve to maximize your oral health so that you end the year with as bright a smile […]

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The State of Corporate Dental Practices
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Helpful Tips, News

Corporate Dental Clinics

The trend of dental practices going corporate has taken an unexpected turn. In recent years, it has become increasingly common for customers to find dental clinics in big-box stores such as Wal-Mart. Much like the vision centers that are now a mainstay in many stores across the country, this newest twist in delivering medical care […]

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Diabetes and Oral Health: What You Need to Know
Posted by of Briglia Dental Group on in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Diabetes and Oral Health

If you have diabetes, you probably know that uncontrolled blood sugar levels can negatively affect various organs in your body, including the heart, kidneys, nerves and eyes; however, did you know that inconsistent blood glucose levels can also affect your oral health? Common Oral Health Issues Associated with Diabetes Slow Healing It is not uncommon […]

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