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The 2018 Winter Olympics are in full swing! These athletes train for often hundreds if not thousands of hours to be able to compete at this prestigious event. Healthy teeth are more than just a pretty smile for these Olympians. A healthy smile has been linked to a lower risk for systemic diseases such as heart …

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Most people know that sodas—which are carbonated—aren’t good for their teeth. This is due to their extremely high sugar content, but is their carbonation harmful to your smile? Carbonated drinks are made with carbon dioxide, which is added to the water under pressure to make the bubbles you love. Sparkling water …

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Children begin the teething process anywhere from 3 months old to 6 months old. You may notice your baby drooling more, being more irritable, or trying to chew things. You may also be able to see a tooth beginning to erupt through the gumline. Although teething can be a challenging time for both parents and kids, …

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Sensitive teeth include teeth that hurt when hot and cold foods or drinks are introduced into the oral cavity. In addition, sensitive teeth may also hurt when you eat really sweet foods, breathe cold air, or even brush your teeth. Living with sensitive teeth can be inconvenient at best and painful at worst. Can …

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In addition to your regular oral care habits such as brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist, your diet can supplement a great smile. What we eat directly impacts our mouths in terms of acidity and bacteria due to the pH of our saliva, which nourishes teeth. However, what we eat also indirectly affects our …

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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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Tooth decay affects the vast majority of Americans, but that doesn’t mean this condition is normal. Your teeth are strong and are meant to last a lifetime, so taking care of them is of the utmost importance. Cavities that result from tooth decay don’t form overnight. There are stages of cavity formation that …

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Although plaque is a pesky substance that needs to be removed regularly from teeth, it’s actually quite easy to remove. In fact, some plaque can even be removed with a cloth! When you consider this, harsh brushing doesn’t seem all that necessary for your smile. In fact, aggressive tooth brushing can harm your …

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There are many oral diseases that can affect both your mouth and body, some of which aren’t noticeable until it’s too late. This is why it’s essential to visit your dentist for checkups to get screened regularly for any problems. Here are just a few of the diseases people experience and why it’s crucial to detect …

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