What is a Canker Sore?

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While inconvenient and sometimes a little painful, canker sores are more annoying than they are concerning. But when canker sores pop up you may wonder what these ulcer-type spots actually are, what caused them in the first place, and how to treat them quickly and effectively. At our Madison dental office, we’re here to answer… Read more »

Diabetes Awareness Month

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November is recognized as National Diabetes Awareness Month and serves to raise awareness of diabetes, other health problems associated with the disease, and the importance of regulation. In fact, one of the little-known facts about diabetes is that it directly relates to oral health. Our dental office in Madison wants to help do our part… Read more »

Is Chewing Gum Good for Teeth?

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Gum may be your go-to fix to temporarily get rid of bad breath. Or maybe you just like to chew gum and there’s always a pack nearby. But is this sweet treat good for your teeth and overall oral health? Our dental office in Madison has the answer. Gum Can Be Good, But Not All… Read more »

Are Gum Disease and Gingivitis the Same Thing?

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At our dental office in Madison we’re often asked if gum disease and gingivitis are the same thing. It’s a common misconception regarding a serious disease that can have serious consequences if left untreated, and we’d like to clarify the difference. Defining Gum Disease Gum disease at its core is an infection in the gums… Read more »

Is a Lost Filling a Dental Emergency?

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Our dental office in Madison understands that losing or breaking a filling can be scary. It may even be a little painful. But many times a lost filling isn’t a dental emergency. However, with that said, it’s still important to treat it appropriately and in a timely manner. We’re here to walk you through the… Read more »