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Many people feel their teeth receive a better cleaning when using an electric toothbrush. These toothbrushes typically require a charging station and come with a replaceable head that’s easily swapped out when needed. But how often do you need to change your electric toothbrush head? Here’s how often you should …

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Your toothbrush is one of the most important tools you use to keep your teeth clean and healthy—but what do you do when it comes to keeping your toothbrush clean and healthy? Toothbrushes do best when they are stored in optimal conditions and are replaced every few months. Keeping your toothbrush clean can help …

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Although it is possible to maintain good oral health in later life, you may face certain challenges that are commonly experienced by older people, such as a dry mouth, wear and tear of teeth from many years of chewing, root decay, and gum disease. It is important to try to maintain good oral health as you age, …

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Nail biting is a habit that can begin in childhood and continue through your adult life. While many children grow out of nail biting, others are never able to cease this practice. People have many reasons for chewing on their nails—whether it’s out of anxiety or just a way to trim them, this bad habit is more …

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Since some dental patients are more at risk than others to develop infections or complications after a procedure, these patients may undergo a process called antibiotic prophylaxis. Antibiotic prophylaxis is when a patient will receive antibiotics before the procedure even takes place. A dental procedure such as …

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Tooth pain can range from mild to severe, but it should always be evaluated by a dentist. Whether you have an occasional toothache or steady, increasing pain, it’s always a good idea to contact your dentist to treat the problem. Although some patients don’t consider toothaches to be emergencies, sometimes they …

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A recent news story about a young truck driver who died after a tooth infection spread to his lungs got me thinking about my own experience with patients of late. Over the past few months I have treated a dramatic increase in the number and severity of dental infections requiring strong antibiotics, root canal …

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Using mouthwash is a great addition to your oral care routine, especially in the morning when you’d like your breath to be its freshest! However, mouthwash falls short when it comes to replacing your regular brushing and flossing routine. Mouthwash has its benefits, but it should not be used in place of brushing …

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No one likes having bad breath. While nearly everyone experiences that bad morning breath, others worry about their breath while at work or out and about. Fighting bad breath starts with a thorough morning brushing, but what can you do after that second cup of coffee while at work or after that tuna sandwich at …

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Drinking alcohol, much like other habits such as smoking and recreational drug use, has an impact on your body. This includes your smile! Alcohol is a very corrosive substance that can damage your smile if you repeatedly expose your teeth and gums to this popular beverage. How exactly does drinking alcohol impact …

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