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Wanting whiter teeth is something more and more people have been pursuing the last few years. Many dental hygiene companies offer over-the- counter options for getting your teeth whiter. Although these alternatives seem cost-friendly, they’re really no match for a professional whitening at your dentist’s office. …

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If you have acid reflux disease, medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you could be receiving some serious damage to your teeth and not realize it. In patients with GERD, acid and undigested food can come up the esophagus when it’s not supposed to. This leads to symptoms of heartburn, but it …

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Have you ever wondered how a cavity forms? Oftentimes we go to the dentist and it seems that the cavity has just appeared there out of nowhere! This isn’t true—cavities have stages of forming in our mouths. In fact, a cavity can even be reversed at some of these stages. By paying close attention to your mouth, you …

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Chewing gum has come a long way since it was first introduced. Most chewing gums now are made without sugar, the ingredient that caused dentists to caution their patients against participating in this popular practice! Although many people chew gum to help freshen their breath after a meal, this practice can have …

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Periodontitis is a gum infection that’s part of gum disease (also called periodontal disease). Periodontitis can cause significant damage to the gums and even your jawbone if left untreated. Although this condition is fairly common, it’s also preventable! You can prevent gum disease and periodontitis simply by …

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Lumineers are a brand of dental veneers that are designed to permanently cover imperfections in your teeth. If you’re embarrassed about chips, deep staining, or uneven teeth, Lumineers may be a great choice for you! Lumineers provide patients with an easy and pain-free alternative to traditional dental veneers, …

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We’ve all done it—your friend sleeps over and forgot their toothbrush. Your significant other gets confused about which toothbrush is actually theirs. Maybe you’ve even been the one to borrow a friend’s toothbrush on occasion. Many people admit to being toothbrush swappers on one occasion or another! No matter …

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These days, many people find that getting their wisdom teeth removed is the best course of action for their smile. Our wisdom teeth are often so far back in our mouths that they’re impossible to keep clean with regular brushing, often resulting in cavities and decay. As humans have evolved, wisdom teeth aren’t …

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Although mouthwash is no substitute for regular brushing and flossing, mouthwash can function as a great aid to your oral health when used appropriately. There are many different kinds of mouthwash, and not everyone has the same oral care needs. However, the benefits of mouthwash are numerous, so if you don’t …

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As you were growing up, you may have been cautioned by your dentist or parents against eating too many sweets as they would rot your teeth. Turns out, this is true, but drinking sweets has just as damaging an effect on teeth, especially soda. How does soda harm your teeth? Damages Enamel Sodas are extremely high …

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