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Brushing your teeth is an important event that should ideally happen two times every day. Although many people are consistent about brushing their teeth, few people brush everywhere they need to in their mouths. Due to the grooves of teeth and hard-to- reach back teeth, spots get missed and plaque can build up. …

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Having a cavity can be stressful enough as it is without worrying about a root canal. Some cavities are easily remedied with fillings while others will require root canal therapy. How do you know which one you’ll need? Although your dentist is the best person to evaluate your smile for treatment, let’s talk about …

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A filling is supposed to fill in your cavity and protect your tooth from further decay. In larger cavities, fillings can help reinforce the tooth structure and circumvent the need for a root canal. Most of us know that fillings need to be replaced at some point in time—but did you know that cavities can actually …

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A periodontist is still a dentist, but these professionals have an additional three years of training to become specialists in all things related to your gums. This includes the prevention of gum disease, diagnosis of gum disease, and the treatment of gum disease. Sometimes, periodontists will even help patients …

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Breathing through your mouth usually only happens at certain times: when you have a cold and can’t breathe through your nose, possibly during intensive exercise, and if you have a medical condition such as asthma. However, mouth breathing isn’t considered normal and it can even be harmful to your oral health. If …

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Tooth enamel is the substance that protects the softer tissues of our teeth from decay, infection, staining, and more. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be damaged. In fact, tooth enamel is porous, which means it can be affected by the things that we eat or …

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Years ago, there weren’t many options for toothpaste at the store. These days, it seems like there are too many options! From whitening toothpastes to formulas for sensitive teeth, it’s not always easy to know which ones are actually beneficial for your teeth. The good news is that as long as you’re brushing your …

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We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth. But what about juices that don’t have added sugar and are 100% juice? Many parents choose this juice for their kids thinking it’s the better option. Of course, juice is more nutritious than soda or energy drinks. However, how good is 100% fruit juice for your child’s …

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Your diet directly affects your oral health. Think about it—your mouth is the first thing the food touches in your body! It makes sense that the kinds of foods we eat would be either beneficial or harmful to our smiles. If you’ve wondered which foods are helping and which are hurting, this list is for you. Here’s …

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