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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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Pacifiers certainly have their benefits. Not only can they be comforting to your baby, but they may actually reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), especially if your child uses one while sleeping [1]. However, pacifiers can also have negative impacts on the growth of your child’s mouth, jaw, and …

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Bruxism is a condition in which you grind your teeth, whether knowingly or unknowingly. For most people, bruxism happens during sleep and they’re not even aware that they have this harmful habit. For others, bruxism happens during times of stress while awake, and for others still, they may grind their teeth while …

Which Dental Diseases May Be Hereditary?

Which Dental Diseases May Be Hereditary? Just as certain medical conditions can be hereditary, so can certain dental diseases. Each of us has a unique genetic makeup, and our genes in combination with our environment play a huge role in what constitutes our everyday health. When it comes to oral diseases, there …

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A dental implant is a tooth replacement that helps restore the appearance and function of your teeth. Dental implants are strong, lifelike, and can complete your smile when you having missing teeth. The actual implant consists of a small screw that’s inserted into the jaw onto which a dental crown will be placed. …

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Flossing plays an instrumental role in removing plaque and food debris that gets stuck between your teeth that can contribute to cavities and gum disease [1]. Brushing simply can’t reach the tight spaces between teeth like floss can. It’s why the American Dental Association recommends flossing once per day for …

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If you’re frequently experiencing heartburn and indigestion, you could actually be suffering from acid reflux. Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a condition in which acids used in the stomach to break down food leech into the esophagus. Acid reflux can cause painful and …

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A migraine is defined as a headache that happens often and can be intensely painful. People who experience migraines describe it as a throbbing pain and may be sensitive to light, sound, and smell while experiencing an episode. Dysfunction of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a noted cause of headaches such as …

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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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It can be embarrassing to have bad breath, but to have to deal with it as an going issue can be unbearably frustrating. Chronic bad breath may be trying to tell you something about your oral health in addition to impacting your professional life and your personal relationships. When you’re at your wit’s end …

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