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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC Eating disorders are real, complex, and often devastating conditions that can have serious consequences on your overall health and oral health. Telltale early signs of eating disorders often appear in and...

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Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC What is xerostomia? Xerostomia is a condition related to the salivary glands, which help keep the mouth moist, thus preventing decay and other oral health problems. When the salivary glands do not work properly,...

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Denture Care

Denture Care by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC How do you care for dentures? A denture is fragile, so it is important to handle it with care. Remove and brush the denture daily, preferably with a brush designed specifically for cleaning dentures, using a...

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Dentures

Dentures by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and...

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Dentin Hypersensitivity

Dentin Hypersensitivity by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC What is dentin hypersensitivity? Dentin hypersensitivity, more commonly referred to as sensitive teeth, can be defined as short, sharp pains that come from exposed dentin (the layer of tissue found...

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Teeth and Tooth Sealants

Teeth and Tooth Sealants by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC Sometimes brushing is not enough. Everyone has hard-to-reach spots in their mouth and brushing doesn’t always fully clean those difficult places. When that happens, you are at risk of tooth decay....

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Dental Emergency

Academy of General Dentistry by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC Dental emergencies can be avoided by taking some simple precautions, such as wearing a mouth guard during sports and recreation and staying away from hard food such as candy that may crack a...

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Xylitol

Academy of General Dentistry by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC Xylitol is a sugar alcohol sweetener that is found in birch tree bark, beets, corncobs, raspberries, mushrooms, and other natural sources. Its sweetness is equal to that of sugar, but it has...

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Women’s Oral Health

Academy of General Dentistry by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC What do hormones have to do with a woman’s oral health? Hormonal changes occur throughout a woman’s life, and with these hormonal changes come changes in oral health. Puberty, menstruation,...

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Toothpaste Abrasivity

Toothpaste Abrasivity by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC Toothpaste has many functions: It delivers fluoride to prevent cavities, cleans your teeth by removing dental plaque and food from your teeth, polishes your teeth and removes stains surface over time,...

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Tooth Erosion

Tooth Erosion by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC Many people consume carbonated beverages, fruit juice, and highly acidic foods every day but probably don’t realize that they might be harming their teeth. The acid in the foods we eat and drink can cause...

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Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay by Lowcountry Family Dentistry | Beaufort, SC What causes tooth decay? Tooth decay, also known as caries or cavities, is an oral disease that affects many people. Natural bacteria live in your mouth and form plaque. The plaque interacts with deposits left...

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