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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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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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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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There are many oral diseases that can affect both your mouth and body, some of which aren’t noticeable until it’s too late. This is why it’s essential to visit your dentist for checkups to get screened regularly for any problems. Here are just a few of the diseases people experience and why it’s crucial to detect …

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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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Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a devastating infection that is actually the leading cause of tooth loss for older adults. There are indeed different types of gum disease, all of which result from similar bacteria and all of which can severely damage your smile. The good news is that all forms of …

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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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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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