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Flossing is an excellent practice for your oral care routine. It helps remove plaque from places your toothbrush can’t reach—which is an estimated 40% of your mouth! Dentists everywhere advocate for safe and healthy flossing when it comes to your dental health. However, you can be too aggressive with your flossing …

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Although widely enjoyed around the world, alcohol is still considered to be toxic to the body, especially in large amounts. From what we know about alcohol and its health risks, evidence is conclusive that this beverage absolutely plays a role in your oral health. Whether you enjoy a drink a day, a few times a …

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Getting your teeth cleaned at least once a year doesn’t seem like a huge chore, yet so many people neglect to schedule their regular checkup at the dentist. Regardless of what’s holding you back from visiting your dentist, keep in mind that there are few things scarier than the consequences of skipping your annual …

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With over 4 million people in the United States alone receiving orthodontic treatment, it’s no surprise that people want straight teeth! Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for looks. Straight teeth actually encourage a healthy oral cavity, which means a reduced risk for numerous dental health issues—but why is this? …

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We all know (or should know) the minimal rules of a well-maintained oral health: brush correctly, floss, visit your dentist twice a year. However, while we do follow this minimal set of good oral behavior, many of our daily bad habits lead to the formation of plaque – which in turns leads to tooth decay, tooth …

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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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When talking about oral health, many people get the terms plaque and tartar confused. Although these two oral health concerns are similar, they are different and their treatments will be different as well. Treatment for each is important to avoid extensive damage to your teeth, so let’s learn the difference …

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Drinking alcohol, much like other habits such as smoking and recreational drug use, has an impact on your body. This includes your smile! Alcohol is a very corrosive substance that can damage your smile if you repeatedly expose your teeth and gums to this popular beverage. How exactly does drinking alcohol impact …

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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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Many people have heard of the common practice of “brushing” your tongue. Maybe your dentist or a friend or colleague has advised you to brush your tongue before. Do you make it a part of your daily brushing routine, and should you? Let’s examine whether or not you should actually be cleaning your tongue for your …

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