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Having a healthy smile is about more than brushing and flossing. While taking care of your teeth certainly does involve brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist, what you eat can have just as much of an effect on your smile as how well you care for it. By checking your food’s nutrition label, you can make …

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Alcohol is known to be bad for your teeth. Alcoholic drinks are usually a combination of sugars and acid that can damage your tooth enamel and contribute to tooth decay. However, this doesn’t stop people from enjoying alcohol, especially around the holiday season. Even though there’s no such thing as a “healthy” …

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Babies begin getting their first teeth in right around the age of six months. Although it’s possible for babies to be born with teeth that have already emerged through the gumline, most children will go through the regular teething process as they grow. Teething can be a challenging time for babies and their …

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Most people don’t want to hear that they need a root canal. However, root canal therapy has changed dramatically over the years and today, having a root canal procedure isn’t much different than getting a filling. Root canal therapy allows your dentist to save your tooth and avoid the need for a replacement. Why …

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Fluoride is a compound that occurs naturally, but is also used in many dental applications to help strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay. Fluoride has been widely used and has helped children and adults alike to protect their teeth from decay. We know that fluoride can help prevent tooth decay—but does it …

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Your gums play a crucial role in the health of your teeth. Gums cover and protect the tooth roots and also serve to help anchor the teeth in place. In fact, gum disease is often the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. Without healthy gum tissue, teeth are less likely to survive! Receding gumlines happen when …

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If you’ve been trying to conceive, you’re probably hyperaware of any signs your body might be giving you that you’re going to be a mom until you can take that pregnancy test! While most people keep an eye out for typical pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue or a missed period, your teeth and gums might be more …

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Getting braces can feel like more of a commitment than some adults want to make. Depending on your unique smile, some people need to wear braces for a few years before their treatment is complete. For adults who want to skip orthodontia, it makes sense to seek a cosmetic alternative to braces. When you want to …

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Everyone wants a beautiful smile that both looks natural yet has a sparkle to it. When it comes to Hollywood, your favorite actors and actresses typically aren’t born with the stunning smiles that they have. Most of these celebrities have had some cosmetic dental work to give them the dazzling smile they have …

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Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when acid from the stomach gets into the esophagus, which can cause symptoms of heartburn. However, up to 25% of patients with acid reflux will have no symptoms. Dentists are often the first professionals to come into contact with acid …

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