Teeth Grinding

Tooth Grinding – Causes and Remedies Tooth grinding, also known as Bruxism, affects anywhere from one in ten to one in three adults. It is also fairly common in children, but most kids grow out of it by time they are teens. What is Tooth Grinding, or Bruxism? Simply put, bruxism is a condition characterized […]
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Let’s Talk Toothpaste

Let’s Talk Toothpaste You already know all the basics of taking care of your teeth—regular brushing and flossing, etc. But do you know if you’re using the right toothpaste? What to look for Look for a toothpaste with a fluoride level at least 1,000 parts per million and the ADA stamp of approval. Different toothpastes […]
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Meet Your Dental Hygenist

Meet Your Dental Hygienist The dental professionals at Hilltop Dental include both dentists and dental hygienists. Both are knowledgeable, experienced practitioners who help take care of your teeth. By supporting dentists and performing certain duties, hygienists constitute an integral component of dentistry.  If you’re wondering what the hygienists at Hilltop Dental do, today’s blog will […]
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Gum Disease

  Gum Disease Research estimates that 75% of Americans will develop gum disease at some point in their life. Therefore, there’s a high chance that you or somebody known to you has gum disease. Are you aware that various forms of gum disease exist that might impact your overall health? If left untreated, some types […]
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Oral Care and Whole Body Health

Oral Care and Whole Body Health  Most people know that oral care is key to keeping our mouths healthy. But it might surprise you to know that your oral health provides clues about your overall health. After all, the mouth is the gateway to the rest of our body, and how we treat our gums […]
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Caring for your teeth and gums is an everyday habit (or should be) that helps keep your mouth healthy and your breath fresh. But there are some dental issues that require help than just brushing and flossing can provide. For these issues, cosmetic dentistry can be a great solution, and there are many options.  What […]
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Halitosis: Causes and Treatments

Nobody wants to think they have bad breath, but it happens to just about everyone. There are many causes of bad breath, ranging from certain foods and beverages to smoking to poor oral hygiene. Chronic bad breath is known by the medical name “halitosis.”  What is halitosis? While we all have bad breath at some […]
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The Pros and Cons of Braces vs. Aligners

Sometimes our teeth don’t come in quite straight, or other medical or dental issues occur that can cause gaps or misalignment. Crooked teeth can impact both your smile and your oral health. Orthodontics can give you a permanent solution, and today there are more options than ever before. We’ll focus on the two most popular—braces […]
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How to Choose a Dentist

Your dental health is not just about your teeth and gums. Taking care of your mouth can affect your overall health. That’s why it’s important to find a dentist you trust to take the best care of your family’s teeth and gums for years to come. Factors to consider when choosing a dentist Finding the […]
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Why Oral Cancer Screening Is Important

Each year, about 30,000 people in the US are diagnosed with oral cancer. Although the condition can be serious, early detection is the best weapon in fighting the disease. Screenings can detect early signs of mouth or throat cancers, which can make all the difference in prognosis and outcome. As part of our general dental […]
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