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Taking care of your smile is more than just brushing and flossing—it’s also being choosy about the foods you eat. Everyone knows that sugar is bad for your teeth, but there are plenty of other foods that can damage your teeth as well. These include hard foods that can crack or chip your teeth—a cracked tooth needs …

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Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, come in between the ages of 17-21 and are the last adult teeth to erupt in the mouth. These teeth were needed by our ancestors who had bigger mouths and tougher food to chew, but today, wisdom teeth generally aren’t needed and pose more of a problem than they do a solution. …

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For some children, going to the dentist is a treat. They get a sparkly clean smile, special attention from the dentist and their staff, and they usually get to go home with a new toothbrush, toy, or treat afterwards. For other children, going to the dentist is an unfamiliar experience that can generate a lot of …

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Whether you use an electronic toothbrush or a standard one, your toothbrush is what removes plaque and bacteria to help keep your teeth, gums, and even you tongue clean. Over time, your toothbrush is exposed to the millions of bacteria in your mouth as well as food particles, plaque, and even blood from gum …

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Coffee is one of the most common beverages around the world, but it’s no secret that this wildly popular beverage is infamous for staining teeth! A group of molecules called polyphenols are responsible for this staining—they effectively get stuck on your porous enamel. While some people find that regular brushing …

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E-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to conventional cigarettes. Although they’ve allowed many people to avoid cigarettes, they still utilize nicotine. The adjustable amounts of this highly addictive poison that are used in e-cigarettes can still harm your smile. It’s important to note that since …

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No one likes having bad breath. While nearly everyone experiences that bad morning breath, others worry about their breath while at work or out and about. Fighting bad breath starts with a thorough morning brushing, but what can you do after that second cup of coffee while at work or after that tuna sandwich at …

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Getting your toddler or child to brush his or her teeth doesn’t have to be hard—like most things, kids want to participate if it’s fun! It’s never too early to teach your child the importance of taking care of their teeth, including brushing and flossing. Brushing doesn’t have to seem like a chore with these …

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You knew exercise was great for your body, your brain, your heart… but did you also know it’s excellent for your teeth and gums as well? This further illustrates how our health is about our whole bodies, not just one element of them, as also demonstrated by the link between gum disease and heart disease. Where …

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease, better known as acid reflux or often abbreviated as GERD, is a condition in which powerful acids from your stomach can be pushed up into your esophagus, which can cause the common condition known as heartburn. Acid reflux usually has an underlying cause, such as your anatomy, …

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