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How to Maintain Good Oral Health Care with Your Busy Lifestyle

How to Maintain Good Oral Health Care with Your Busy Lifestyle

By | Oral Health

Everyone wants to have perfect, healthy teeth, but sometimes your life gets in the way. Running to work, sitting in traffic, or even going on family outings are all parts of life. But at the end of the day, sometimes your oral health falls by the wayside in your busy life. So how can you practice good oral health habits for your busy lifestyle?   Drink Your Water The first thing you can do for your oral health is to drink water. You have heard this advice millions of times…

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You May Be Surprised by New Options in Dental Fillings

You May Be Surprised by New Options in Dental Fillings

By | Dental Visit

The idea of dental fillings calls to mind the image of a black or metal spot on the side or top of a tooth. However, with modern advances in dental fillings, this isn’t always the case anymore. With advances in the technology and materials used for dental fillings, in many cases, a filling is nearly indistinguishable from your natural dental surface and can last for years without needing replacement or repairs. But what are dental fillings, and when are they necessary? Dentists use dental fillings in cases where the enamel…

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Top 10 Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Top 10 Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

By | Oral Health

Sleep apnea is the name of a condition where a person experiences irregular breathing while they are asleep. This can be caused by a wide range of factors, including nasal passage size and other oxygen-intake related issues. However, since the condition itself happens while they are asleep, most sleep apnea sufferers aren’t aware of their own symptoms. That is why it is important to pay attention to the warning signs of sleep apnea that you or a loved one can see. 1. Snoring While snoring isn’t a surefire sign of…

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Oral Health Benefits of Fluoride

Knowing Facts from Fiction: The Oral Health Benefits of Fluoride

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

Fluoride is a mineral substance that helps strengthen teeth and can help prevent dental decay, and is mostly found in our water supply and in our toothpaste.  Fluoride is added to the water supply of most urban and rural areas to help prevent dental decay and to help reduce dental care costs across the board. Unfortunately, when it comes to discussing fluoride’s health benefits, many myths pop up. Fluoride is a natural mineral found in phosphate rock, the same substance that we get phosphoric acid, a common ingredient in colas,…

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Tips and Tools to Improve How You Floss Your Teeth

Tips and Tools to Improve How You Floss Your Teeth

By | Uncategorized

Everyone has been told by their dentist at least once in their life that they need to floss more. While flossing can seem like an annoying added step in your dental hygiene routine, it can help prevent a whole list of dental issues from cavities to gum disease. But did you know there are easier, more fun ways to floss your teeth than the standard dental floss? Waterpik is the latest in flossing technology. Using a thin stream of water to clean between your teeth, you can get a fresh,…

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Halting Halitosis Before it Begins

Halting Halitosis Before it Begins

By | Oral Health

Here at Crossland Dental Associates, we know how frustrating bad breath can be. Whether you’re on your way to a job interview or about to go on a date with your sweetheart, bad breath has a way of sneaking up on you. Here are some ways to head off halitosis before it ruins your day. What is Halitosis? Halitosis, or bad breath, is most often caused by a wide range of factors. From an oral health perspective, most cases of halitosis happen due to the decay of food products that…

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Avoid These Common Mistakes While Brushing Your Teeth!

Avoid These Common Mistakes While Brushing Your Teeth!

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

Brushing your teeth is an important aspect of oral hygiene and preserving your dental health. But many people don’t realize that there are a right way and a wrong way to do it. In many cases, improper teeth brushing can leave you at risk for a wide range of oral health issues, such as gingivitis, cavities, and tartar build up. When brushing your teeth, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. In almost every case, harder toothbrush bristles can cause damage to your gums and to the surface enamel of…

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Acid May be Dulling Your Smile.

Sugar Isn’t the Only Danger to Your Teeth. Acid May be Dulling Your Smile.

By | Dental Health

While an apple a day keeps the doctor away, the amount of acid found on your teeth after eating an apple may cause your dentist to be concerned. While most people are very aware of the potential dangers posed to your teeth by sugary snacks, healthy foods can sometimes deal as much damage to your teeth as that chocolate bar in your kitchen cabinet can. Fruits can oftentimes contain a large amount of natural acid, which in turn can damage the surface of your dental enamel. Other common beverages, such…

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Are You A Snacker Or Grazer? It Could Impact Your Oral Health.

Are You A Snacker Or Grazer? It Could Impact Your Oral Health.

By | Oral Health

To adjust to our ever-busy lifestyles, many of us have become snackers or grazers to help tide us over in the time between our standard three meals a day. However, this can have a lasting impact on our dental health. The dentist-recommended interval for brushing your teeth is twice a day after major mealtimes to help reduce acidic damage to your teeth and to help clear away plaque build up. However, if you find yourself snacking on any kind of food throughout the day, ranging in healthiness anywhere from an…

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5 Clever Uses for Your Old Toothbrush

5 Clever Uses for Your Old Toothbrush

By | Oral Health

When it comes to recycling old toothbrushes, possibilities are endless.  The only limit is not to reuse it to clean your teeth! Making sure to switch out a damaged or old toothbrush is key to keeping your teeth are as clean as possible, and preventing possible illness in the long run. While a high-quality toothbrush may last you as long as 3 to 4 months, if you see a marked decay in the state of the bristles, it’s definitely time to switch out Old Faithful. However, you don’t have to…

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