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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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Many people think that tooth decay is something that happens as we age, but this isn’t true. Children are just as much at risk for tooth decay on account of all the sugar they consume. Baby bottle tooth decay is another name for tooth decay that happens to young children. Although baby teeth won’t last forever, …

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As we age, it’s more important than ever to keep our oral health up to par. This is because our bodies change as we age, and if you don’t have great oral habits during your younger years, your teeth and gums are more likely to reflect this during your older ones! Other aging factors can influence the life and …

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Teeth grinding is very damaging to your smile! Many people don’t know they have this condition, called bruxism. Teeth grinding puts intense pressure on the jaw during sleep, times of stress, or even other times when the person may not always be aware it’s happening. It can actually cause loose or chipped teeth, …

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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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