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The short answer is no. Or at least, it is a very bad idea. On occasion, a dentist may tell you that a certain tooth needs to be “watched.” This usually means that a cavity is in its early stage and may not fully develop if the tooth is cared for properly. However, once the condition reaches the state of a cavity …

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Dental professionals are always touting the benefits of flossing. Perhaps you are sold on the idea that this is a necessary part of your oral care routine but are unsure of the methods to use for optimal results. Here are 9 tips for more effective flossing: 1. Begin by getting your hands clean with an …

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Many people have heard of the common practice of “brushing” your tongue. Maybe your dentist or a friend or colleague has advised you to brush your tongue before. Do you make it a part of your daily brushing routine, and should you? Let’s examine whether or not you should actually be cleaning your tongue for your …

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An overbite is one of the three malocclusions (underbite, overbite, crossbite) that can lead to problems with chewing and headaches and can degenerate to create additional health issues if left untreated. There are also psychological problems that can develop in people with an overbite. People, especially adults, …

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Dental veneers can be a great option for those who wish to improve their appearance by filling in gaps in their teeth. Commonly made of porcelain and sometimes less common, resin composite, dental veneers can help you create the smile of your dreams. What should you know about dental veneers before scheduling a …

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If you ask the average person whether it is better to brush your teeth before or after meals, most people would probably say after. The reasoning is simple: brushing after meals removes food particles and freshens your breath. What most people don’t realize, however, is that brushing right after eating can …

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Studies have indicated that athletes tend to have frequent problems with their oral health, though the reasons for this are unclear. Experts believe the problem may be due to diet, mouth injuries or a combination of factors. Most athletes are aware of the potential for damage to their teeth and mouths, and they …

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