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What Toothpaste Should I Choose?

Standing in the toothpaste aisle at your local grocery store is overwhelming. Many patients ask What toothpaste should I choose? What key ingredients should someone look for in a good toothpaste? Palmetto Dental Associates provides a list of key factors to consider when purchasing toothpaste. Fluoride Toothpaste Brushing with toothpaste does more than just message debris and plaque off your teeth. Almost all toothpaste brands include fluoride, which is a natural cavity fighter. This works by coating the tooth’s enamel, which strengthens your tooth’s defense against bacteria. A helpful tip from Dr. Emily Hortman is to check for fluoride before buying your toothpaste. Do not assume every brand has fluoride. Many common brands may have special collections or natural brands can be fluoride-free. American Dental

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Tooth Sensitivity

Why Do I have Tooth Sensitivity?

When you eat cold or hot foods, you may experience pain. Often times this is because of a condition called dentinal hypersensitivity, meaning your teeth are more sensitive to temperature than an average tooth.

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Gum Contouring and You

By now, you have probably heard of face contouring: a way to can use makeup to highlight your favorite facial features. Unlike a simple contour with bronzer and highlighter, gum contouring requires a surgical procedure and it will improve the look and the health of your gums. At Palmetto Dental Associates in North Myrtle Beach, find out about gum contouring and you.

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Can a Dentist Pull an Infected Tooth?

At Palmetto Dental Associates in North Myrtle Beach many patients ask, can a dentist pull an infected tooth? The answer is yes! Actually, a majority of teeth that are pulled, also called extracted, have an infection. A deep cavity or a cracked tooth can allow bacteria to build up in the cavities of the tooth. A large number of bacteria inside the tooth can cause an infection. So, yes, a dentist can pull an infected tooth.

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Sports Drinks And Your Oral Health

Any drink with added sugar, even fruit juices, can cause tooth decay and send you to a local dentist. Palmetto Dental Associates in North Myrtle Beach talk about Sports Drinks and your Oral Health and how it might affect you. Sugar can turn into acids in your mouth which slowly wear down your teeth. Before you realize, the bacteria and acids in your teeth work together to break down your tooth’s protective layer. This is how cavities and tooth decay form. However, if you drink sports drinks and energy drinks with added sugar, can they be okay in moderation?

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Top 3 Ways to Care For Your Gums

 At Palmetto Dental Associates in North Myrtle Beach, we want you to have healthy teeth and healthy gums. When patients think about visiting the dentist, they typically think about the health of their teeth. Below are the top 3 ways to care for your gums. Yes, at Palmetto Dental Associates we want you to have healthy teeth and healthy gums. Specifically, the Palmetto team looks for signs of mouth cancer, TMJ, and gum disease. The early stages of gum disease are reversible; however, when it develops into periodontitis, you may experience permanent bone loss. That is why it is important to have healthy gums.  Top 3 Ways to Care For Your Gums: 1. Flossing While eating, food and debris cluster in between your teeth

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The Cause of Your Bad Breath May Be More Than What You Eat

Chronic or occasional bad breath can make any social situation uncomfortable. At Palmetto Dental Associates understands that the cause of your bad breath may be more than what you eat. Below are a few common causes of bad breath. Sometimes bad breath, or halitosis, can be a sign of a more serious dental concern or it can be solved with a few tweaks in your daily routine.

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5 Foods and Drinks that Ruin Your Oral Health

 You need to do more than brush to stop decay. Did you know? Sugary foods can hurt your teeth. Below are 5 foods and drinks you and your North Myrtle Beach friends should avoid for good oral health. For more dental care tips call Palmetto Dental Associates today!

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How Your Teeth Can Indicate Early Stress

Your North Myrtle Beach dentist can tell more than whether or not you floss or drink coffee by looking at your teeth. Learn how your teeth can indicate stress with Dr. Emily Hortman at Palmetto Dental Associates today. Dr. Hortman may be able to see if you experienced stress as a child. A new study out from University of Washington Health Sciences shows that a misaligned bite may indicate stress early in life.

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