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Improve Your Oral Health by Chewing Sugar Free Gum

ONE Crazy Thing That Can Help Improve Your Oral Health

By Dental Health, Oral Health

When it comes to preserving your dental health, you are a master. You brush your teeth with a fluoride based treatment twice daily, and make sure to floss. You attend your regular dental appointments and contact your dentist as soon as issues occur. However, did you know there is one thing you can do between brushing sessions that can significantly impact your dental health? Throughout an average day, your teeth come under attack from dozens of angles, from that coffee you had on the way to work to the guilty…

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Dental Tips for the Holidays

The Christmas Gift Your Teeth Will Love (and Other Dental Tips for the Holidays)

By Oral Health

As a child, opening a gift of an electric toothbrush probably would have felt disappointing. Now that you’re older and more mature, you can appreciate that anyone who gives you this gift really cares about you. An electric toothbrush offers several benefits over a manual toothbrush, including making it easier to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Other important features include:   Better removal of plaque: Electric toothbrushes come with rotation oscillation activity that removes significantly more plaque than a manual toothbrush. This is the best way to prevent gingivitis,…

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Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

By Oral Health

While anyone can develop oral cancer, meeting certain risk factors makes it more likely you will receive a diagnosis. For example, you don’t develop oral cancer from something as simple as irritation from dentures or from using mouthwash with a high alcohol content. According to the American Cancer Society, people with the highest risk of oral cancer typically meet one or more of these risk factors: Age greater than 55: Two of every three people diagnosed with oral cancer are at least 55 years old. The average age of diagnosis…

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Top Dental Concerns and Their Solutions

Five Top Dental Concerns and Their Solutions

By Dental Health, Oral Health

Some people are fortunate enough to only require dental check-ups twice a year and never need treatment beyond that. However, it’s typical to experience more dental concerns as you age that need additional attention from your dentist. Here are the five most common oral health conditions and the treatment for them:   Dry mouth: While most people experience dry mouth occasionally, you should consider seeking treatment if you deal with this condition frequently. The most common causes of a persistent dry mouth are having certain health conditions and taking specific…

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