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You know soda’s bad for your teeth—all that sugar, the acidity, the caffeine. You’ve steered your kids to avoid it or to have it only as a special treat. So, you’ve done your job, right? Wrong! Many replacements for soda are just as bad as soda itself. Between the sugar content and the high acidity, you’ll be …

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You likely haven’t given much thought to that smile that crosses your face when you experience something funny, pose for a photo, or watch cute videos online. However, smiling is more than just a pretty face! Smiling has a wide variety of health benefits, so get ready to show the world your gorgeous smile and reap …

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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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We’ve all done it—you’ve squeezed that tube of toothpaste down to the very last possible squeeze, and the next morning you go to brush your pearly whites only to find that there’s none left. What do you do? Skipping brushing shouldn’t be your answer. You have alternatives that you can utilize until you can stock …

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Getting your toddler or child to brush his or her teeth doesn’t have to be hard—like most things, kids want to participate if it’s fun! It’s never too early to teach your child the importance of taking care of their teeth, including brushing and flossing. Brushing doesn’t have to seem like a chore with these …

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Although dental anxiety is very common among people, dental phobia takes dental anxiety to the extreme. People who experience dental phobia tend to avoid visiting the dentist at all costs. However, this could end up costing them their smile. Does this sound like you? There is help for people with dental phobia, …

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If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’re not alone. An estimated forty million Americans suffer from anxiety about going to the dentist. As you can imagine (or maybe you don’t have to!), this can lead people to forgo going to the dentist or to skip appointments and treatment even when they’re in pain or …

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Oral cancer tends to start out small, but this uncontrolled cell growth can be life-threatening if allowed to continue to grow and manifest itself. Oral cancer can affect any part of your mouth or sinus area, including your throat, lips, cheeks, and tongue. Often it starts out as a sore that doesn’t go away, much …

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If you have braces, congratulations! You’re well on your way to a gorgeous smile. While many people get braces as children and teenagers, more and more adults are opting for the treatment to get their dream smile. Although braces can be cumbersome at times, those colorful bands and shiny wires usually aren’t on …

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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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