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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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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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Dental sealants bond to your teeth and help seal out tooth decay. These sealants are typically only used for permanent teeth to help fight against cavities—in fact, dental sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of tooth decay by up to 80%! Are dental sealants right for you? Although these sealants are often …

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We tend to have many concerns about our bodies as they age. With our risk for chronic disease, gum disease, certain types of cancer, and cognitive decline increasing with age, it’s no wonder that we’d be worried about our smiles as we go through life. So what’s the truth about what happens to our teeth as we …

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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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With 2018 just around the corner, you’re likely thinking of some New Year’s resolutions you want to make. What better way to improve yourself than to improve your smile? A great smile isn’t just about looks, it’s also about health. A healthy smile tends to both look and feel great! With the New Year in mind, here …

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We all know there are foods that just aren’t good for our teeth. While all foods produce some plaque, there are foods that are more damaging to your teeth than others. These include sugary or sticky foods that can cause plaque that can eventually erode tooth enamel. After eating these foods throughout the day, you …

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The holidays are a hectic time for many people. With traveling, shopping, and events, it can be easy to lose track of your oral health. However, with all the habits of the holiday season such as drinking alcohol, staying awake for longer, and being under more stress, it’s imperative that you care for your smile. …

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Your diet influences your oral health more than you think. Research has shown that people—children in particular—are prone to cavities as a result of a diet low in nutrients. What does this mean, exactly? This means that eating whole foods that are rich in nutrients may be able to prevent tooth decay and gum …

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Overbites happen when the top row of your teeth essentially covers the lower row, especially in the front. These are caused by the unique size and shape of your jaw as well as your teeth, as having too little room for your teeth or too much could cause an overbite. It’s likely that your overbite is a combination …

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