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Having a healthy smile is about more than brushing and flossing. While taking care of your teeth certainly does involve brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist, what you eat can have just as much of an effect on your smile as how well you care for it. By checking your food’s nutrition label, you can make …

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Having snacks throughout the day is a very normal habit that most people engage in. However, if you’re snacking constantly, this practice could be harming your smile more than you think. While eating, your mouth produces saliva to help you chew and swallow food. Saliva also helps to prevent plaque from building up …

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Children begin the teething process anywhere from 3 months old to 6 months old. You may notice your baby drooling more, being more irritable, or trying to chew things. You may also be able to see a tooth beginning to erupt through the gumline. Although teething can be a challenging time for both parents and kids, …

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In addition to your regular oral care habits such as brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist, your diet can supplement a great smile. What we eat directly impacts our mouths in terms of acidity and bacteria due to the pH of our saliva, which nourishes teeth. However, what we eat also indirectly affects our …

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You know these foods—they wedge themselves between your teeth and stay there, waiting for you to floss them out. Besides removing plaque from the teeth, one of the best uses for floss is getting those annoying pieces of food out from odd places in your teeth. The following are some of the top foods that can make …

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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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Halitosis, the technical term for bad breath, happens to all of us at times. That morning you were in such a hurry you forgot to brush, the time you ate garlic bread at the team lunch. It’s normal at times depending on your oral health habits. However, experiencing chronic bad breath is not normal. If you find …

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Your teeth are what you show to the world. It’s understandable that you’d want them to be beautiful and white. Unfortunately, as we age, our tooth enamel is subject to staining. How does this happen? Tooth enamel is actually porous. Over time, our teeth can get stained. This happens for a few reasons, lack of …

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Your diet directly affects your oral health. Think about it—your mouth is the first thing the food touches in your body! It makes sense that the kinds of foods we eat would be either beneficial or harmful to our smiles. If you’ve wondered which foods are helping and which are hurting, this list is for you. Here’s …

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Getting your wisdom teeth removed requires some recovery time. Your mouth will likely feel a little sore after the procedure—but you’ve still got to eat! Having lots of tasty foods stocked ahead of time can help you be prepared for staying nourished and healthy after your surgery. Soft foods are ideal as they’re …

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