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When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

Most of us in Dubuque have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like

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The Science of Tooth Decay

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone in Dubuque has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of

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History of the Toothbrush

If you had to give up your toothbrush or your car, which would it be? According to a recent survey, 42 percent of adults and 34 percent of teens would rather turn in their keys, computer, cell phone, or microwave

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The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

Headaches in Dubuque are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. James Fili

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Stop Tooth Pain and Sensitivity Now!

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? There are a ton of specialized toothpastes, mouthwashes, and toothbrushes available to Dubuque residents suffering from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you

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Teaching Your Kids to Brush and Floss

As a parent, you will have numerous opportunities to teach your children valuable skills and each one will yield priceless memories. Your child’s first step, your child’s first word, your child’s first bike ride, your child’s first unassisted brushing and

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The Importance of Dental X-Rays

The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and many more. Yet,

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To Be or Not To Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Common Sweeteners

Originally created for people that can’t consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in Dubuque in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Dr. James Fili wants you to know which of

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Teeth Grinding, Clenching, and Bruxism

There is a good chance you have heard Dr. James Fili or someone else at Dubuque Periodontics mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot

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Get Your Beauty Sleep Back with Sleep Apnea Treatment

Do you have a spouse or loved one that complains about your snoring? Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Do you find that you are always exhausted during the day and just can’t

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