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Getting your teeth cleaned at least once a year doesn’t seem like a huge chore, yet so many people neglect to schedule their regular checkup at the dentist. Regardless of what’s holding you back from visiting your dentist, keep in mind that there are few things scarier than the consequences of skipping your annual …

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We all know that wine and coffee are teeth strainers, but what about certain foods that might dim your smile? Discoloration of teeth can happen gradually over time, but some foods are known to accelerate the process. These include healthy foods as well as foods that aren’t traditionally considered healthy. Any …

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Gold is one of the oldest materials used in dentistry and has been used for thousands of years to help restore teeth. Gold has many advantages for restoring teeth: it’s biocompatible, meaning there’s an extremely small chance the body would react to it. It’s not considered to be toxic to the body, resists …

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Our teeth are an essential part of our daily lives and would be almost impossible to live without. They provide us with the ability to speak, chew, and play an important role in our facial structures, giving us a full and youthful look. Knowing the different parts of a tooth can help us better understand our teeth …

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With over 4 million people in the United States alone receiving orthodontic treatment, it’s no surprise that people want straight teeth! Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for looks. Straight teeth actually encourage a healthy oral cavity, which means a reduced risk for numerous dental health issues—but why is this? …

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As we age, our bodies require more care to maintain than they did when we were younger. The same is also true for our oral cavity—this is because our risk for oral cancers and gum disease increases as we age. Fortunately, taking care of our smiles as we go through life and enter our golden years isn’t all that …

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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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