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You may not eat while you are asleep, but the bacteria in your mouth are still active. That means your evening oral care routine may be the most important of all when it comes to avoiding cavities or gum disease. Rather than losing sleep over the prospect of plaque and tarter festering while you drift off to …

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Dental professionals are always touting the benefits of flossing. Perhaps you are sold on the idea that this is a necessary part of your oral care routine but are unsure of the methods to use for optimal results. Here are 9 tips for more effective flossing: 1. Begin by getting your hands clean with an …

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One of the things that people most commonly complain about is the color of their teeth. That is why there are so many products on the market that claim to whiten teeth. People recognize that their smile and teeth are one of the first things that make an impression on others. For that reason, tooth appearance is …

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If a person is having trouble with their gums, the root cause may be a personal habit: tobacco use. Study after study reveals that tobacco causes poor gum health. Consider the following connections between tobacco and gum disease. Smoking and Periodontal Disease Smoking can affect the normal function of the cells …

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Many people get canker sores and cold sores confused, but if you’ve had one or the other, you likely know the difference! While these mouth sores are relatively similar, they’re caused by different things and one of them is very contagious! So what’s what with canker sores and cold sores, and how do they affect …

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Considering whitening your teeth? You’re not alone. Americans spend $1.4 billion every year on homewhitening kits: but which is better, a professional whitening or an at-home one? At-home teeth whitening kits can be dangerous, overused, and give you inaccurate whitening. Why is a professional teeth whitening …

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If you have dental veneers, you should be proud of the way your teeth look—your porcelain veneers are matched to your teeth color, bonded seamlessly to your teeth, and help you keep functionality of your mouth. Although veneers will eventually need to be replaced, you can extend the lifespan of your veneers by …

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You may have heard of laser dentistry, or seen dentist offices that claim to specialize in it, but what exactly is laser dentistry? Is it safe? How does it differ from regular dentistry, and what can it do for patients? Although laser dentistry has been around since the 90s, it’s yet to be totally mainstream. Read …

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Dental implants have proven to be a great advancement in modern dentistry. Implants allow patients to have replacement teeth that feel more natural and work more like regular teeth while eating. You may, however, have concerns over whether or not an implant will look natural. After all, most people with implants …

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When trauma occurs, a tooth can change color from pearly white to black (and several shades in between). The idea may immediately conjure images of a hockey player who recently took a puck to the mouth. But the injury doesn’t have to be anything so drastic. It can be caused by anything from slipping while on the …

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