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Most people know that brushing twice a day and flossing is important for maintaining good oral health, but there is another oral health tool that is not commonly used: a tongue scraper. Tongue scrapers may seem odd, but there are many benefits to using one. Tongue scrapers can help to eliminate bad breath by …

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People in general don’t get as many cavities as they once did, thanks to fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinses. Good oral hygiene practices can reduce the likelihood of cavities, but cavities can still happen to anyone, at any age; even baby teeth can get cavities. Cavities are caused by decay and can get worse if …

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Flossing is incredibly important to the removal of food and debris located in the teeth. Without regular flossing, it is extremely likely for a person to generate gingivitis and the bleeding of the gums. In addition to brushing, it’s very important to make flossing a priority to keep a healthy, happy smile. …

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Tooth decay is a gradual process that begins on the outer surface of the teeth and can spread layer by layer into your teeth and down to their roots. Every time you eat, sugars and acids wear away your tooth enamel. Without proper oral hygiene, cavities can form, and the decay can eventually destroy the entire …

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Brushing your teeth twice a day is important for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but some people have an unusual problem when it comes to brushing their teeth: They are allergic to toothpaste. Toothpaste allergy is rare, and usually it involves an allergy to a specific ingredient in whatever brand of …

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Wearing braces can provide you a beautiful smile, however dental hygiene is a very important part of the process. Since it can be a challenge to clean your teeth correctly and thoroughly while wearing braces, using the correct tools to clean your teeth can help to make brushing and flossing with braces easier and …

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Studies have indicated that athletes tend to have frequent problems with their oral health, though the reasons for this are unclear. Experts believe the problem may be due to diet, mouth injuries or a combination of factors. Most athletes are aware of the potential for damage to their teeth and mouths, and they …

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There may not be many people who actually enjoy going to the dentist, but for some people, fear of the dentist is so bad that they are not able to get through a dental appointment without a serious level of emotional anxiety that becomes a problem in itself. People like this may fear the pain of dental procedures, …

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When a tooth is infected on the inside, it will die if something is not done to save it. The solution is root canal therapy, which will restore the tooth and prevent its loss. Some people believe that having a diseased tooth pulled is a good alternative to root canal, but saving a tooth can prevent other problems …

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