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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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Although the link between cigarettes and diseases such as cancer was long suspected, it wasn’t until the mid 1960s that warnings were finally issued and the public became aware of the dangerous effects of cigarette smoke. Cigarette smokers are more prone to many different illnesses. In addition to increasing your …

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If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you might consider a professional deep cleaning a waste of time. After all, you’ve got your toothbrush and you occasionally floss, so your mouth has to be healthy, right? Think again. It can be nearly impossible for even the best brushers to get all the plaque and …

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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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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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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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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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We all know that cleaning our teeth is good for our oral health. Brushing and flossing have not only been proven to fight cavities, but gum disease as well. More research is showing a link between oral health and total wellness, prompting people to take their oral health more seriously as heart disease, cancer, …

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Clenching your teeth and jaw can be extremely damaging to your oral health. Not only does it put stress on the jaw muscles, it also puts an undue amount of stress on your teeth. Your teeth were meant for chewing, not for clenching! You can take simple steps to stop clenching your teeth and prevent damage to your …

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Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, is one of the most damaging things you can do to your smile. Although grinding your teeth here and there might not seem like a big deal, the cumulative effects of this condition can cause serious damage to your oral health. How exactly does teeth grinding impact your oral …

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