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Of course you’ve heard of traditional braces, and maybe even Invisalign, but have you heard of lingual braces? Lingual braces provide a great alternative to both braces and Invisalign for adults who want to correct their smile but don’t like the look of metal braces. Lingual braces allow you to straighten your …

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Whether you use an electronic toothbrush or a standard one, your toothbrush is what removes plaque and bacteria to help keep your teeth, gums, and even you tongue clean. Over time, your toothbrush is exposed to the millions of bacteria in your mouth as well as food particles, plaque, and even blood from gum …

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Do you have fear or anxiety about going to the dentist? Dental anxiety and dental phobia are estimated to affect over half of the population. As a result of this, sedation dentistry has become a popular option for people suffering from this type of fear. Sedation dentistry involves the use of relaxation …

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Your child’s baby teeth are a crucial part of the smile he or she will develop—they help to guide the permanent teeth into their proper places, then fall out to make way for them. As your child’s permanent teeth grow, it’s essential to get dental checkups. Getting checkups throughout your child’s life is …

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In a word: yes! Any type of diet affects your body, not just your dental health. When it comes to healthy teeth and gums, vegetarians need to be sure they’re getting adequate nutrition to support their pearly whites. Vegetarians tend to be much healthier than meat eaters, but their dental health can suffer if …

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Skipping your nightly routine of brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash to keep your smile healthy can become a bad habit! Finding that time to brush your teeth in the morning is easier because you’ll see people and everyone wants to look their best for the day. At night? Not so much. Some people find brushing …

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Brush, floss, stay away from sugar. Easy, right? While taking care of your oral health is relatively simple, it’s also the quality that you put into these tasks that matters. Prevention is the best treatment against many oral health issues such as bad breath and tooth decay. Your teeth are meant to last for life, …

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While some people work hard to keep their teeth and gums healthy, others don’t do much for their oral health and yet seem to skate by with wonderful teeth. How is this possible? Studies show that genetics play an important role in your oral health—perhaps even more than your environment or your diet. …

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As we age, it’s more important than ever to keep our oral health up to par. This is because our bodies change as we age, and if you don’t have great oral habits during your younger years, your teeth and gums are more likely to reflect this during your older ones! Other aging factors can influence the life and …

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Plaque is a substance that builds up on teeth without regular brushing. Plaque can form from an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the mouth in which there are more bad bacteria. These bacteria can create an acidic pH in the mouth, cause plaque to form, and plaque can eventually turn into tartar if left alone. …

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