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Your diet directly affects your oral health. Think about it—your mouth is the first thing the food touches in your body! It makes sense that the kinds of foods we eat would be either beneficial or harmful to our smiles. If you’ve wondered which foods are helping and which are hurting, this list is for you. Here’s …

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There are many things that can cause dry mouth. From medications to mouth breathing to dehydration, people often don’t stop and consider the harmful effects of having a dry mouth. The truth is that having a dry mouth is hugely damaging to your smile. Our teeth are meant to be constantly bathed in saliva for a …

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Taking care of your oral health is important year-round, but considering the many food temptations of the holidays, it’s easy to slip up and enjoy treats this time of year. Being mindful of the top holiday foods that’ll give you cavities is important so that you can know what’s safe to indulge in and what foods …

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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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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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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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Have you ever experienced bleeding while flossing? If so, there are a number of different reasons. While some are more alarming than others, none of the causes are natural. Here are some of the things that may cause your bleeding and a little information on how to care for each cause. Gingivitis and Gum Disease …

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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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