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Dental Care Tips to Care for Kids’ Teeth

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Kids have special dental care needs and parents have to know how to handle these dental demands. Follow these helpful hints from the best dentist experts to keep your child happy and their teeth healthy.

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6 Bad Dental Habits Spoiling Your Smile

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Bad dental habits can happen to the best of us. But all that matters is that you spot and stop your habits before cause trouble for teeth. Follow these tips and you’ll learn how to cure bad dental habits you may have.

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The Best Teeth Whitening Methods to Maintain a Bright Smile

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While we all wish that teeth whitening would keep teeth bright forever, the effects of staining foods and drinks can make more stains appear. To help your teeth whitening efforts longer, try these stain-fighting strategies.

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Cavity Prevention

8 Tips for Preventing Cavities

Cavity Prevention

Staying proactive about tooth decay prevention ensures that you’ll enjoy your healthy smile for a lifetime. When you eat carbohydrate foods, they stick to your teeth and encourage the formation of plaque. Tooth decay happens when acids from accumulated plaque dissolve your tooth enamel and the layer of dentin beneath it. The small holes left behind are commonly known as […]

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Smile Check – Knowing When to See an Orthodontist

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Chewing, speaking, and biting correctly rely on the ability of your teeth, jaws, and facial muscles to align properly. If they don’t, you need to visit an orthodontist. After graduating from dental school, orthodontists continue their training and education in orthodontics until they complete their residency and are accepted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). To solve your alignment […]

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Understanding the Causes and Symptoms of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is an extremely common dental problem that is almost universally preventable. The first stage, called gingivitis, is a mild inflammation and infection at the base of your gum line. Gingivitis is often reversible with proper care. If untreated, the infection spreads and weakens the supportive tissues and jawbone. Advanced stages lead to more obvious symptoms and serious consequences […]

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Brushing is a Key Link to Gum and Heart Health

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A recent study has started to shed light on the connections between the health of your gums and the overall health of your heart. Researchers are now suggesting that as your gum health improves, a reduction in plaque buildup in critical arteries also occurs. The overall result may be a lessening of the risk of heart disease, stroke, and sudden […]

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Give the Gift of Dental Health with Good Flossing Habits

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You can begin teaching your child about proper dental care even before their first tooth emerges. Flossing should be among the habits that you teach your child. Daily flossing is as crucial to good dental health as twice-daily brushing. Flossing can improve oral health outcomes, optimizing efficacy of brushing and rinsing with mouthwash. Furthermore, flossing reduces risk of inflammation and […]

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Sensitive Teeth

Understanding the Causes of Sensitive Teeth and Gums

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If you have experienced uncomfortable sensations in your mouth when eating or drinking hot or cold food and beverages, you may have a sensitive teeth and gums. Tooth sensitivities are often a result of poor dental care, vigorous brushing, and teeth grinding. Taking extra care with your oral hygiene can help you avoid sensitive teeth. However, if you are affected […]

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Teen Dental Issues

Teach Your Teens How to Prevent Gum Disease

Teen Dental Issues

Family dentistry experts know that talking to your teens about dental care can be a challenge. During visits, they can help communicate the importance of good oral hygiene to prevent gum disease like gingivitis. In fact, an affordable dentist with a friendly, neutral personality can be a parent’s greatest ally. However, a dentist can’t be with your teens when they […]

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