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Life Hack: 5 Ways to Use Floss While Cooking

Did you know that there are a number of things you can use dental floss for other than flossing between your teeth? Dental floss can actually be used BEFORE you eat your meal. Of course, you’ll need to grab some non-flavored, unwaxed floss in order to do this the right way because nothing is worse…

How to Have a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. For most children, this means a night of staying up past their bedtime and a free bag full of candy to snack on for at least a week! Our dentists at Dental Group of Magee say it’s ok to eat candy, however, parents need to monitor their child’s consumption…

Nail Biters, Beware!

It's a tough habit to kick, but nail biting can cause some serious damage to your pearly whites! Nail biting is commonly picked up during childhood. Around 30% of children bite their nails, and about 40% of teenagers do, too. Nail biting is less common in adulthood, with only 30% of adults admitting to the...

Medications: What Does My Doctor Need to Know?

When visiting Dental Group of Magee, you will be asked to complete paperwork and answer questions about your current health and any medications you take. This information is needed for proper and safe care when visiting any health professional, because the medicines we take sometimes have side effects that can affect treatment options as well…

How To: Get Rid of White Spots on Teeth

Do you have white spots on your teeth? The term is called “hypomineraliztion” and in the dental world, it refers to the effect of too much exposure to fluoride. Depending on when you may have been exposed to high levels of fluoride, you may end up with patches of discoloration on the teeth– better known…

Dental Implants: Why You Need Them

You’ve heard about them dozens of times, but have you ever actually seen dental implants? If you haven’t, perhaps the reason you’ve never seen them is because you don’t know you’re looking at them! Implants can blend in and seem like healthy, natural teeth. So let’s get into it: What is a dental implant and…

Tooth Nerve Pain: Triggers and Treatment

Whether it’s a sharp, stabbing sensation or a dull ache, tooth nerve pain can take the enjoyment out of eating. Identifying which foods are most likely to trigger a painful reaction helps reduce your suffering, but tooth sensitivity is often a sign of a deeper problem. Tell your dentist if you suffer from pain during…

Periodontitis May Require Gum Surgery

If you have struggled with gum disease for a long period of time and it has developed into advanced periodontitis your dentist might refer you a periodontist for gum surgery. Left untreated advanced gum disease can have serious implications for your oral health. The infection can cause loss of material in the bones that anchor…

Coping With Bad Breath

Do you worry about bad breath? Do you know what you can do to counter this problem? While it’s normal to experience bad breath—everyone does occasionally—it isn’t a pleasant experience. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do. The most important thing you can do is practice good oral health. This includes brushing and…

The Tips to Achieving a Healthy and Beautiful Smile

Many people wish they had a healthier and more beautiful smile, and if you are one of these people, we have some tips for you! There are many things you can do to improve the health and appearance of your smile, and some of those things include: • Keep up on your oral hygiene routine:…