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Mouthwash has benefits for your smile, but is it safe for your children to use? The use of mouthwash isn’t ideal for kids of all ages, although it can help prevent several oral health problems in children that are a little older. Here we discuss at what age your child can use mouthwash as well as how you can help …

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Brushing your teeth is so important to your oral health, but like most things, there’s a right and a wrong way to do it. Brushing your teeth too hard can hurt your teeth in more ways than you think. How can you know if you’re being too hard on your teeth when brushing? The following are some signs that you might …

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A gingival graft, also called a gum graft, is a periodontal surgical procedure in which gum tissue is grafted from another location in the mouth to cover exposed roots of teeth. A gingival graft may be done for several reasons, including excessive gum recession. Here’s why your dentist might refer you to a …

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Our teeth are an essential part of our daily lives and would be almost impossible to live without. They provide us with the ability to speak, chew, and play an important role in our facial structures, giving us a full and youthful look. Knowing the different parts of a tooth can help us better understand our teeth …

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Dental sedation is for people who experience dental anxiety or dental phobia and typically avoid treatment as a result of this. When it comes to children, dental sedation is often used for procedures that are long in order to ensure the safety of the patient during the procedure. But is dental sedation actually …

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Sleep apnea is a debilitating sleep disorder in which a person actually stops breathing at numerous points throughout the night. Usually, a person isn’t aware that they wake up gasping for breath after these episodes. A spouse or partner is typically the one to alert them of the instances. Although dentists cannot …

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Dental fluorosis is a condition in which the appearance of the tooth enamel is marked by faint white spots or streaks in the teeth. Dental fluorosis may be mild and hardly noticeable, or it may be severe and affect the appearance of your smile. How does dental fluorosis happen and what can you do about it? Here’s …

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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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