Jan 30 2018
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Are Toothpicks Bad for your Teeth?

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Toothpicks have become common fixtures at the checkout stands at many restaurants, and it can be tempting to reach for one to try to discreetly remove a piece of food stuck between your teeth. But in many cases, you can be doing more harm than good. Toothpicks are usually made of plastic or wood and […]

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Jan 26 2018
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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Teeth

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The new year is the perfect time to start new habits to have better oral hygiene and by focusing on your oral health, you’ll also be improving your overall well-being. Add these important but highly achievable habits for a healthier mouth to your list of resolutions this year: 1. Begin flossing on a regular basis. […]

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Dec 29 2017
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Keeping Your Teeth Clean this Holiday Season

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The holidays are a culinary delight where parties and family get-togethers constantly offer you something tasty to eat. When you’re enjoying face-time with all your favorite people – and some of your favorite dishes – don’t forget about dental hygiene. It’s easy to overlook tooth and gum care in the festive (and hectic!) winter holidays. […]

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Dec 26 2017
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What Causes White Spots on Teeth?

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What are those white spots on your teeth? They could be harmless or a sign that you need to see a dentist to have them checked. Find out more about what causes these white spots to appear and what you can do about them. Causes of White Spots You can develop white spots on your […]

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Nov 16 2017
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How Bad is Coffee for My Teeth?

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Brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly are the three pillars of dental health most people are familiar with. While all of these are essential, it’s important to recognize that your diet can have a very substantial impact on your teeth as well. What Does Coffee Do to Your Teeth? There are two main ways […]

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Oct 27 2017
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How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?

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Keeping your teeth free of plaque and tartar significantly lowers your risk of developing tooth decay and other dental problems. Brushing two or three times per day at home helps keep your teeth clean, but it doesn’t fully remove harmful buildup. In order to do that, you need to have your teeth cleaned at the […]

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Sep 27 2017
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The Real Causes of Bad Breath

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Halitosis, known as chronic bad breath, can come from different causes. Knowing more about the underlying causes of bad breath can help ensure that you get the right treatment you need. Causes of Bad Breath You can have bad breath occasionally from eating certain foods, such as onions or garlic, or if you have a […]

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Aug 10 2017
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A Grape a Day Keeps the Dentist Away?

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The right diet can be helpful in reaching virtually any health goal. But did you know certain foods could also enhance dental health? One of the more powerful foods for improving the health of your teeth and gums are grapes. While many people know grapes as a “superfood,” few realize how good it is for your […]

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Jul 20 2017
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Can You go to the Dentist While Pregnant?

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It’s important to take care of your overall health while pregnant, and dental care is no exception. Pregnancy can have an impact on your oral hygiene, which can, in turn, affect your developing baby. Pregnancy gingivitis Pregnancy hormones can cause your gums to become inflamed, swollen, or tender. You may notice that your gums bleed […]

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Jun 22 2017

Can Stress Affect My Teeth?

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Stress can have a negative impact on nearly every part of your body, including your teeth. When you’re under a lot of pressure or stress, you’re more likely to increase your risk of tooth damage in a couple different ways. Teeth Grinding One of the most common ways stress leads to damaged teeth is grinding. […]

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