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Making your health a priority in 2016 can help you achieve balance and wellness in your life. Did you know that optimal dental health keeps the rest of your body healthy, too? Consider that gum disease has been linked to heart disease, and tooth infections as well as plaque can enter the bloodstream and cause …

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The holiday season can really be the most wonderful time of the year. Of course, it makes for a rough January if you don’t treat your teeth right. With all of the extra goodies being passed around, and people being busy with travel, proper oral care often gets neglected during the holiday season. How can you keep …

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The short answer is yes: diabetics are more susceptible to oral health problems. But not to fear – there is something you can do about it! We are going to discuss how diabetes affects oral health, warning signs to look for showing that diabetes is taking a toll on dental health, and some tips on how to fight …

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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 get canker sores and cold sores confused, but if you’ve had one or the other, you likely know the difference! While these mouth sores are relatively similar, they’re caused by different things and one of them is very contagious! So what’s what with canker sores and cold sores, and how do they affect …

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If you have dental veneers, you should be proud of the way your teeth look—your porcelain veneers are matched to your teeth color, bonded seamlessly to your teeth, and help you keep functionality of your mouth. Although veneers will eventually need to be replaced, you can extend the lifespan of your veneers by …

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The term “invisible braces” usually means braces that are clear. They aren’t really invisible; they are just hard to see from a distance. The closest things to really invisible braces are made of metal and have silver color brackets like ordinary braces. The difference is that they go on the back of the teeth …

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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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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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