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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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Weak tooth enamel means that your enamel isn’t doing its job to protect your teeth from decay. Tooth enamel is the hard and shiny layer over your teeth that essentially protects our teeth from hot and cold temperatures, tooth decay, and more! You may experience more cavities than the normal person if you have weak …

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The health of your teeth and gums are dependent on several factors, one of the most notable being adequate saliva production. Your teeth were meant to be protected by your saliva—when there’s not enough saliva present, your entire mouth suffers. This can influence gum disease, bad breath, cavities, and more! …

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Research has been proving just how much your oral health is connected to the rest of your body. This science shows that poor oral health can affect your entire body and actually increase your risk for chronic diseases and common illnesses. This is because the bacteria and plaque that are involved in poor dental …

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Gum recession is one of the signs of gum disease that’s often difficult to notice until it’s progressed. This is because the gums can recede over a period of several years, lowering the chance that you’ll notice the difference in your smile! However, it’s important to know the signs of gum recession so that you …

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By the time your child is a toddler, he or she should have the majority of their primary teeth in. This is a great time to begin teaching your child how to care for his or her teeth while you still help and supervise their oral health habits. But what happens when you notice some tooth discoloration in your child— …

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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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When you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, you have options when it comes to restoring your smile! You and your dentist can discuss which options would be best for your smile, including dentures, partial dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. Among these options, dental implants are the best investment …

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During one of your regular dental checkups and professional cleanings, your dentist will most likely want to conduct an oral cancer screening. An oral cancer screening is a simple exam that your dentist performs in order to ensure you don’t have any signs or symptoms of oral cancer. Every year, nearly 50,000 …

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Using mouthwash is a great addition to your oral care routine, especially in the morning when you’d like your breath to be its freshest! However, mouthwash falls short when it comes to replacing your regular brushing and flossing routine. Mouthwash has its benefits, but it should not be used in place of brushing …

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