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The word “bacteria” is generally associated with the word “yuck!” But the truth is that bacteria are some of the most important organisms for our bodies and mouths. Nurturing these good bacteria, rather than just simply trying to “kill” the bad, is vital for a healthy mouth. What do good bacteria do in our mouths? …

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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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When we eat, the food that will nourish our bodies is taken in through our mouths. The mouth is an area that has a lot of bacteria in it, and plaque can build up in our mouths over time just like in our arteries. Your dental care is more connected to your heart health than you think. Infections or diseases in the …

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Finding the perfect family dentist is no easy task. From trying to find someone who is relatively close in proximity while also someone who is relatable, clean, and professional—not to mention experienced—seems impossible. Considering the following items when looking for a dentist to suit all your needs will help …

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If you have tooth sensitivity, you know what a pain it can be. Some people just totally avoid overly sweet, spicy, hot, or cold foods just so they don’t have to deal with the pain. Or, they buy toothpastes designed for people with sensitive teeth. But avoidance and over the counter products don’t really get at the …

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If you’ve considered dental implants before, chances are you may have heard about mini dental implants. But what exactly are they and how are they different from regular dental implants, and which one would be the best choice for you? Read on to find out what exactly are mini dental implants. They’re Mini About …

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Everyone knows that diet plays a crucial role in our health, but diet is also extremely important for our oral health. Of course foods that you eat such as sugar can immediately impact your teeth; however, vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that we consume both from foods and from supplements have a larger role to …

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It’s a general rule that you’re supposed to brush your teeth at least twice a day: once in the morning and once at night is standard, but some people brush more often than that, some less. It’s suggested that you brush your teeth two times a day by the American Dental Association, and it seems that most people …

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Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is a serious problem that affects millions of people. Periodontal disease can be caused by poor oral hygiene, genetics, medical conditions or the use of some types of medications. Although gum disease is associated with poor oral hygiene habits, because it …

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Kids should begin good oral hygiene practices when they are very young; even before their baby teeth come in. For parents, knowing what kind of toothpaste to buy for kids at every stage of their development can be confusing. Before the kids are old enough to have their own opinions on the matter, a parent should …

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