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Tips to Help Teeth Survive Halloween

Tips to Help Teeth Survive Halloween

By Oral Health

While your kids may have spent weeks deciding on the perfect Halloween costume and eagerly look forward to going out and collecting treats, you probably see things differently as a parent. Perhaps you’re concerned about safety or that your children will get cavities from eating so much candy at once. The good news is that there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence as long as you ensure that your kids brush and floss their teeth daily. However, it’s still important to understand how each type of candy affects the teeth…

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Which toothpaste is best?

Which Toothpaste is the Right Toothpaste? Does it Matter?

By Dental Health, Dental Visit

Buying toothpaste seems like it should be a simple thing to do, but that isn’t always the case. Most people comparison shop to find the lowest per-ounce price for a tube as well as consider the reputation of the brand that sells it. If you’re the main shopper for your family, you also need to think about each person’s unique oral healthcare needs. This could require you to purchase two or more tubes of toothpaste. We discuss some of the most common options below.   Basic Toothpaste This can include…

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Debunking 7 Common Dental Myths

Debunking 7 Common Dental Myths

By Uncategorized

When it comes to your dental health, don’t believe everything that you hear. Debunk dental myths that may actually cause you more harm than good, and that could contribute to long term issues with your oral health. Uncover the truth about these seven common dental myths: 1. Baby Teeth Don’t Count   Don’t put any stock in the myth that baby teeth don’t really matter; these teeth are the ones that set the stage for the permanent teeth that will follow. Failure to care for these teeth can undermine and…

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Instill these Four Habits in Children for a Lifetime of Good Oral Health

Instill these Four Habits in Children for a Lifetime of Good Oral Health

By Children's Oral Health

  Naturally, parents want to instill oral health and hygiene habits in their children that will last across their lifespan. Gum disease is far too common and can lead to other serious medical conditions and repercussions. The most effective way to combat this dental problem is simple- but it requires parents to model, encourage, and foster these habits in children, starting at a young age. Instill these four habits in children: Take Them Shopping   Make it a ritual to take your child shopping for a new toothbrush or electric…

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Is it Safe to Use Baking Soda to Brush my Teeth?

Is it Safe to Use Baking Soda to Brush my Teeth?

By Oral Health

    Can you brush your teeth with ordinary baking soda? While it is a common ingredient in many commercial kinds of toothpaste, is it safe to use straight soda on your teeth? This product has long been lauded as an effective way to whiten and brighten everything from dirty clothes to your tile grout. Sure, you can brush with baking soda, but do so with caution: Baking Soda and Teeth Baking soda is less abrasive if you mix it with something, like water. Some may find that their mouth…

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Why Does My Mouth Feel Dry?

Top Reasons for Dry Mouth Syndrome

By Oral Health

  Do you struggle with a persistently dry mouth? Many people do but surprisingly, there could be a very simple way to curb this. Dry mouth can cause foul breath, which can cause embarrassment and withdrawal; this condition may be a symptom of something else going on. It is estimated that 10% of people experience Dry Mouth Syndrome, which is simply a lack of adequate saliva. Around a quarter of the senior population report chronic symptoms, which may be in direct correlation with an increase in other health conditions. Dry…

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Top Reasons Your Teeth Are Becoming Weaker and Worn Down

Top Reasons Your Teeth Are Becoming Weaker and Worn Down

By Oral Health

Are your teeth becoming worn down? There are a few prevalent reasons why your teeth may be weak and worn, as well as some tips for dealing with the subsequent sensitivity and discomfort. Know the prime causes of weak, worn teeth as well as what you can do about the pain. If your teeth are becoming weaker and worn down, here are three reasons: Bruxism Bruxism is a fancy term for grinding your teeth, which causes them to become weak and worn down over time. This is not uncommon and…

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What Are the Most Common Side Effects of Teeth Whitening?

What Are the Most Common Side Effects of Teeth Whitening?

By Uncategorized

  Thinking about teeth whitening? This is a very common procedure with satisfying results for many, but you should know that there are often some side effects of this process. The bleaching solution used to whiten and brighten your smile can cause some patients issues or sensitivity, or you could experience a range of common side effects. Some potential side effects of teeth whitening include the following: There Could Be Discomfort If you Have Sensitive Teeth If you already have sensitive teeth or experience pain when eating certain foods or…

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It Is Imperative to Treat Gum Disease, but Why?

Treating Gum Disease Is Imperative, but Why?

By Dental Health, Dental Visit, Oral Health

While it is common to experience some degree of gum disease, it is imperative that it is treated by your dental provider. Gum Disease or periodontal disease begins with a build-up of plaque, which is bacterial growth between teeth and along the gum-line and if left untreated, is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults in the US. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that over 50% of Americans over the age of 30 live with Gum Disease, it is a dental and medical…

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What Impact Does Pregnancy Have on Your Teeth and Gums?

What Impact Does Pregnancy Have on Your Teeth and Gums?

By Dental Health, Oral Health

  When you- or your loved one- become pregnant, you may not think of how it impacts oral health and hygiene. The truth is, Pregnancy Teeth are more prone to and at-risk for dental issues due to hormones, diet, and lifestyle.Pregnancy increases the chance of contracting specific oral health issues, so be aware and use good dental hygiene practices, particularly if you are expecting. Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease- also called gum disease- is a very common dental condition that can eventually lead to tooth loss. It is caused by bacteria,…

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