February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and a great time to focus on your child’s oral wellbeing! Surf City Dental recommends teaching kids proper brushing and flossing techniques and instilling good oral habits as early as possible. This, along with routine dentist visits, is the best way to ensure your little one enjoys a…

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Think about the last time you woke up with the familiar morning film on your teeth. You may or may not know that is the sign of plaque build-up, but I bet you hopped out of bed immediately and grabbed your toothbrush. As the principal cause of so many oral health concerns, plaque can affect…

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When you ask people about brushing their teeth, they will unanimously agree with you that it is essential in the pursuit of good oral hygiene. Flossing, on the other hand, doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. A study on flossing was conducted in 2016 by medical epidemiologist, Dr. Duong Nguyen and it revealed some…

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Most people have a standard routine when it comes to their oral hygiene practices. They brush their teeth and floss at least twice daily. However, breaking that pattern for long periods of time can lead to serious issues. One such oral health epidemic, Periodontal Disease, affects half of all Americans ages 30-plus, according to the…

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Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease and the most common cause of dementia, but what’s the connection to oral health? A recent study published in the journal Science Advances revealed a potential link between P. gingivalis, the bacteria associated with periodontal disease (commonly known as gum disease), and Alzheimer’s. Researchers found Gingipains – the toxic enzyme…

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