Recent Posts in Oral Health Category

  • Helpful Tips to Protect Your Teeth During Thanksgiving Dinner

    || 21-Nov-2015

    When the holidays come around, it is fun to spend time with friends and family, eating your favorite foods. Of course, for most Americans, a feast is the main source of entertainment on Thanksgiving Day. While it can be great to spend extra quality time with your distant relatives and friends while sitting around the table, it is important that you take care of your mouth and teeth to avoid ...
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  • Foods and Drinks That Can Benefit Your Teeth

    || 9-Nov-2015

    It may come as a surprise to learn that certain foods and drinks can improve the appearance and overall health of your teeth and gums. Of course, this brings a completely new meaning to, “You are what you eat!” Research shows certain bacteria that live in your mouth convert carbohydrates and sugars into acids, which can attack and deteriorate the enamel of your teeth. To help keep your ...
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  • How to Pick the Right Toothbrush

    || 23-Oct-2015

    Having a good and consistent oral hygiene routine may be one of the best things you do for your body. Many people do not know this but a good dental hygiene regimen can prevent heart disease. Heart disease can lead to heart attack and diabetes. Therefore, by performing your oral hygiene regimen every day, you can prevent heart disease, heart attack, diabetes, cavities, and more! But remember, it ...
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  • Should I Add a Water Flosser to My Oral Hygiene Routine?

    || 16-Oct-2015

    If you have a regular hygiene routine for your teeth, you have probably considered adding a water flosser to your regular practice. To help you decide, we have answered a number of questions regarding these unique dental hygiene devices. What is a water flosser? A water flosser is just as it sounds. It is a hand-held device that flosses between teeth and below the gumline using a pressurized ...
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  • What Happens During a Root Canal?

    || 9-Oct-2015

    When it comes to dental care, many people are frightened by terms like “cavity,” “gingivitis,” and “root canals.” However, many fail to realize that an experienced dentist can help eliminate these kinds of problems. Also contrary to popular belief, many of the processes that are used to help with these types of issues are painless and have a fairly short ...
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  • When Should My Children Start Flossing?

    || 6-Oct-2015

    Flossing is a vital part of oral hygiene. Not only does flossing remove remnants of food from between your teeth, but it also reduces your chances of developing gingivitis and can prevent tooth loss. If you are an avid flosser and have children, you may be wondering when you should teaching your children how to floss. To help, we have answered a few frequently asked questions. Should I Floss My ...
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  • How Chewing Ice Can Ruin Your Teeth

    || 30-Sep-2015

    For a long time, people have said that it is bad to chew ice. Others may argue that ice is merely water in frozen form so it cannot be bad. Many individuals will chew ice once they have finished their icy beverage, and others have made a habit out of ice-chewing. To help you understand why this is bad for your teeth, we have provided a list of facts below: Violently chewing ice against the ...
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  • The Causes and Symptoms of Receding Gums

    || 24-Sep-2015

    If you are over the age of 40, you may have experienced receding gums or heard of others experiencing this issue. This problem is otherwise referred to as gingival recession. When this occurs, the roots and nerves of the teeth can be exposed. However, there are some symptoms you can look out for to help you identify receding gums. Below is a list of these symptoms: Sensitive teeth Tooth pain from ...
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  • How to Brush Your Teeth Correctly

    || 17-Sep-2015

    For most people, brushing their teeth has become a daily habit. Many people brush twice a day, while others brush after every meal. Because tooth brushing is a routine and mechanical act, many people do not even consider that there are correct and incorrect ways to do it. People may not be aware that you can, in fact, cause more harm than good by brushing the wrong way. However, brushing your ...
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  • Why it is Important to Floss your Teeth?

    || 27-Jul-2015

    Many people assume brushing your teeth is enough. However, that could not be further from the truth. Flossing is not only healthy for your teeth, but extremely beneficial to your gums and the rest of your mouth. In short, flossing removes particles, such as plaque, from places that a toothbrush cannot reach. If the plaque is not removed, it has the ability to turn into tartar. When Should I Floss? ...
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  • The Importance of Visiting the Dentist Regularly

    || 13-Jul-2015

    It is important to visit the dentist regularly to ensure your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible. Experts recommend visiting the dentist at least once every six months. By doing so, you are able to lessen the chances of cavities, unhealthy gums, gum disease, or any other serious dental hygiene risks. What Will Happen at My Regular Dental Visit? During a regular visit to the dentist, one ...
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  • Should I Get Dental Implants?

    || 6-Jul-2015

    When it comes to the way a person feels about their appearance, one of the most important factors is a beautiful, healthy smile. However, not all people are born with a perfectly radiant smile. Many people suffer from discolored teeth and in some cases, broken, chipped or damaged teeth. However, with dental implants, nearly every person can have a beautiful smile! Why Would I get Dental Plants? ...
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  • Simple Tricks to Improve Your Brushing Routine

    || 12-Jun-2015

    Brushing is an essential part of your oral health routine, but consistency isn’t always enough to make brushing effective. Like any routine, brushing your teeth is susceptible to “bad habits,” which can lead to serious dental problems. To make sure you’re brushing correctly, follow these simple tricks to improve your oral hygiene routine: Brush Effectively Dentists ...
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  • Is Chewing Gum Good or Bad for Your Teeth?

    || 4-Jun-2015

    You’ve heard it both ways: chewing gum is good for your teeth; chewing gum is bad for your teeth. Oral health is important, but it’s hard to separate fact from myth. The answer to this question is “yes and no, depending on the type of gum.” So how do you know if your favorite gum is good for your teeth? Look at the ingredients. Is it sweetened with sugar or is it sugar ...
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  • Should I Use an Electric or Manual Toothbrush?

    || 28-May-2015

    According to researchers, electric toothbrushes have captured as much as 25% of the toothbrush market. This observation raises an important question: are electric or manual toothbrushes better for your teeth? While many electric toothbrush proponents choose this variety because of personal preference, studies show that electric brushes can help you maintain healthy gums and teeth. However, there ...
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