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Bad Breath–it could be your Diet

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Health, diet, and fitness represent a multi-billion dollar industry. Many people turn to a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet in an attempt to lose weight or improve their appearance. By avoiding carbs, you minimize your intake of flour- and grain-based foods, as well as dairy and many sugary snacks. While also consuming large amounts of protein, you …

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How Common is Gum Disease

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Gum disease has become an epidemic in the United States. Data released by the CDC estimated that, in 2012, approximately half of the adults in America were living with some stage of gum disease. Making matters worse, many people who suffer from gum disease never seek treatment. Your Erie periodontist at Laser Dentistry of Erie …

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Gum Disease and Testosterone Levels

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA You probably know that gum disease can harm your teeth and mouth, but did you know that it also might affect your sexual health if you are a man? A recently published scientific review examined a potential link between chronic gum disease and low testosterone levels. Published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, this …

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How Much is your TMJ Really Costing You

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA More than 40 million Americans suffer from some a sleep disorder. Another 20 million experience occasional issues with sleep such as insomnia. Lost sleep has a major impact on your daily life, impairing your focus at work or school, and leaving you feeling fatigued and irritable. Did you know that the cause of a sleep …

Tips on Losing Plaque, Not your Teeth

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA By the end of the day do your teeth ever feel fuzzy? While that “fuzzy” feeling is not really fuzz, after all, it is actually plaque. Plaque is a sticky biofilm, containing millions of bacteria, that attaches to our teeth, and is caused by the foods and drinks that we consume. Before you get grossed …

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How Dental Implants can Reduce Signs of Aging

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Did you know that your teeth can make you look older? As we age, our teeth become discolored, worn out, and sometimes need to be extracted. Even if you are diligent about oral hygiene efforts, and visit the dentist regularly, the chances are that your teeth will begin show signs of aging at some point …