Enjoy a Healthier Smile with These Teeth Cleaning Tips

A beautiful smile is just one reason to do everything you can to keep your teeth and gums healthy. The correlation between oral health and overall health has been proven so do everything you can to take care of your teeth. Of course, regular visits to the dentist every six months (or as recommended) are…
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Break These Bad Brushing Habits

When you brush your teeth, your toothbrush only reaches two thirds of the surfaces of your teeth. Flossing is needed to reach the remainder of tooth surfaces to remove what your toothbrush missed. But you can make mistakes when you brush your teeth that can result in the need for dental repair; your dentist can…
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Do I still need general dental check-ups every six months if I wear braces?

Dental braces are placed on teeth to correct a malocclusion. If your general dentist is also your orthodontist, you will be reminded to have your teeth cleaned every six months throughout your teeth straightening treatment. The appointments you regularly keep that pertain to teeth straightening only are not a substitute for your cleaning visits. If…
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A Well Balanced Diet Helps Keep Teeth Bright and Healthy

The definition of a well-balanced diet is one that includes the proper amount of nutritious fruits and vegetables, dairy products, protein based foods, limited carbohydrates and sweets and plenty of fluids to keep your body functioning properly (preferably water). A well-balanced diet is not enough though to keep teeth healthy. Brushing twice daily with a…
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Halitosis: Causes and Treatment

Halitosis, or bad breath, can be traced back to multiple causes. Aromatic foods like garlic and onions; strong beverages like coffee; tobacco use … all of these can cause bad breath. But when brushing, flossing, or rinsing with mouthwash do not seem to be working, a visit to the dentist may be needed to get…
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Surprising Habits that Could Damage Your Teeth

When you think about the habits that might be detrimental to your oral health, certain things might come to mind immediately. Some of these may include indulging your sweet tooth too much, smoking or procrastinating on scheduling your routine appointments with your dentist. However, you may have some less obvious habits that you don’t even…
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Do I really need to pay attention to my tongue?

We are all born with a tongue, and we have the tools and knowledge to do many things with this organ. But many of the functions of the tongue are taken for granted. If more thought were given to its many uses, more attention might be given to caring for your tongue. Your dentist can…
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Do I really need dental checkups every six months?

Seeing your dentist every six months is more than just a good idea. Many individuals save valuable time and money being proactive and taking preventative action. The advantages of this one hour block of time every six months are numerous: Clean teeth – Having teeth cleaned by your dental provider removes the plaque that has…
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You No Longer Have to Suffer From Dental Anxiety

There are individuals so nervous about going to the dentist, they can’t even bring themselves to going for a simple cleaning and dental exam. The mere smells and sounds of a dental office can make patients uneasy. There are solutions for anxious patients, along with those who are unable to sit or recline for extended…
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