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According to the CDC, tooth decay is the most common health condition affecting children. In fact, for 14 to 17-year-olds tooth decay is 400% more prevalent than asthma. About 1 in 4 children aged 6-11 suffers from tooth decay. That number jumps to nearly 3 in 5 for the 12-19 age group. Why is tooth decay such a …

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The holiday season can really be the most wonderful time of the year. Of course, it makes for a rough January if you don’t treat your teeth right. With all of the extra goodies being passed around, and people being busy with travel, proper oral care often gets neglected during the holiday season. How can you keep …

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Your child’s dentist does more for your young one than just check his or her teeth for cavities. What kinds of things do children learn from their dentist? Consider some of the following ways in which a good dentist also proves to be an extraordinary teacher to young children on their dental health journey. …

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It’s October again, a happy time for adults and children alike as they head out to trick-or-treat and enjoy the holiday festivities. However, dentists know that this time of year can wreak absolute havoc on the health and appearance of our smiles. If you don’t want to take a vacation from taking care of your smile …

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Many people have heard of the common practice of “brushing” your tongue. Maybe your dentist or a friend or colleague has advised you to brush your tongue before. Do you make it a part of your daily brushing routine, and should you? Let’s examine whether or not you should actually be cleaning your tongue for your …

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As you were growing up, you may have been cautioned by your dentist or parents against eating too many sweets as they would rot your teeth. Turns out, this is true, but drinking sweets has just as damaging an effect on teeth, especially soda. How does soda harm your teeth? Damages Enamel Sodas are extremely high …

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Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is a serious problem that affects millions of people. Periodontal disease can be caused by poor oral hygiene, genetics, medical conditions or the use of some types of medications. Although gum disease is associated with poor oral hygiene habits, because it …

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People in general don’t get as many cavities as they once did, thanks to fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinses. Good oral hygiene practices can reduce the likelihood of cavities, but cavities can still happen to anyone, at any age; even baby teeth can get cavities. Cavities are caused by decay and can get worse if …

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Tooth decay is a gradual process that begins on the outer surface of the teeth and can spread layer by layer into your teeth and down to their roots. Every time you eat, sugars and acids wear away your tooth enamel. Without proper oral hygiene, cavities can form, and the decay can eventually destroy the entire …

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