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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Cleanings
...   Additionally, routine dental checkups prevent the buildup of plaque and clean the teeth and gums to healthy level, thereby reducing the onset of bad breath...

The Importance of Flossing
... Another point to consider is that the same bacteria that can cause bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease can also contribute to more serious health issues, such as heart disease...

Signs That You May Have Periodontal Disease
...   Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease The most common warning signs of periodontal disease include: Red, swollen, tender gums Bleeding gums Chronic bad breath Gum recession Signs of infection like pus around a tooth Loose teeth Noticeable changes to your bite (how your upper and lower jaw fit together)   Find a General Dentist in Vermillion, SD For more information about periodontal disease and how to protect yourself and your family from oral health problems and tooth loss, contact Knutson Family Dentistry today by calling (605) 857-8008 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists...

Kicking the Tobacco Habit is Good for your Mouth
...Additionally, while we know smoking is also bad for our oral health, most don’t understand just how bad it is… More Than Just Stained Teeth   From its seemingly mild side effects (bad breath, tooth discoloration, buildup of plaque and tartar), to the more sinister (increased risk of oral cancer, loss of bone within the jaw, gum disease and any number of resulting complications) – tobacco is indeed an oral health risk...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
An estimated sixty-five percent of Americans have bad breath...

Dry Mouth
... Some of the less alarming results of dry mouth include bad breath...

Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
...Early warning signs include chronic bad breath, tender or painful swollen gums and minor bleeding after brushing or flossing...

Medication and Heart Disease
... Some of the less alarming results of dry mouth include bad breath...

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