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Kids should begin good oral hygiene practices when they are very young; even before their baby teeth come in. For parents, knowing what kind of toothpaste to buy for kids at every stage of their development can be confusing. Before the kids are old enough to have their own opinions on the matter, a parent should …

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If you ask the average person whether it is better to brush your teeth before or after meals, most people would probably say after. The reasoning is simple: brushing after meals removes food particles and freshens your breath. What most people don’t realize, however, is that brushing right after eating can …

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What causes dry mouth and how does it impact oral health? Dry mouth is beyond simply being thirsty occasionally—everyone gets thirsty, but not everyone suffers from chronic dry mouth. If you have dry mouth, your saliva glands do not produce fast enough or simply enough saliva to keep your mouth hydrated. Your …

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Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening is a professional whitening treatment that is performed in the dental office. Over-the-counter whitening products and whitening toothpastes contain modest amounts of whitening ingredients and can’t whiten your teeth as effectively as professional whitening can. Whitening in a …

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Some of our favorite foods and drinks have the unfortunate side effect of causing bad breath. That’s why millions of people arm themselves daily with breath mints, mint chewing gum or other pocket-sized breath fresheners. The problem with these minty weapons is that they only cover bad breath and cannot attack the …

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Should adults get braces to straighten their teeth? The answer is yes, for many reasons. Most importantly, straight teeth are healthier teeth because they make oral hygiene easier. Straight teeth are not only easier to keep clean but enhance a person’s facial features. Nearly everyone, including friends, potential …

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Most people know that brushing twice a day and flossing is important for maintaining good oral health, but there is another oral health tool that is not commonly used: a tongue scraper. Tongue scrapers may seem odd, but there are many benefits to using one. Tongue scrapers can help to eliminate bad breath by …

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People in general don’t get as many cavities as they once did, thanks to fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinses. Good oral hygiene practices can reduce the likelihood of cavities, but cavities can still happen to anyone, at any age; even baby teeth can get cavities. Cavities are caused by decay and can get worse if …

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Tooth decay is a gradual process that begins on the outer surface of the teeth and can spread layer by layer into your teeth and down to their roots. Every time you eat, sugars and acids wear away your tooth enamel. Without proper oral hygiene, cavities can form, and the decay can eventually destroy the entire …

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