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Why and How to Clean Your Tongue

Although it’s vital to brush and floss your teeth regularly, if you’re not cleaning your tongue, your oral hygiene routine is not complete. Your tongue is covered in bacteria, which are concealed within all the crevices between the taste buds and other areas. These bacteria can’t just be rinsed away with water or mouthwash. They

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The Dentist’s Top Tips for Halloween Treats and Fun

This Halloween, use your creativity to offer Halloween treats and fun for the kids that won’t cause unwanted sugar highs and crashes or allergy concerns, and just might help to keep their smile cavity-free too. Instead of grabbing the usual assortment of sugary candies, consider planning to help the little ones enjoy the day with items

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Celebrate National Brush Day

The most common chronic childhood disease in the U.S. today is tooth decay, yet it is almost completely preventable. In fact, surveys have shown that parents believe their children’s dental health is a low priority compared to other issues like school safety and nutrition, regardless of the rates of oral disease. In fact, childhood rates

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How Tobacco Can Affect Your Dental Health

Most people have heard of the general health risks associated with tobacco use, but what they might not know about is the effect tobacco can have on their oral health. Although cigarettes constitute the most widespread tobacco use, cigars, e-cigarettes, hookahs, chewing tobacco and other forms of usage can carry many of the same risks.

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It’s Finally Time to Put Your Smile First

After years of taking care of your children and spouse, job, other family members, and friends, it’s finally time to start putting yourself first. Although this may be the first time you’ve had the opportunity to be able to take the time to care for yourself and to rediscover the ways you can make yourself

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The Causes and Risks of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids that contain sugars for prolonged periods of time. Acids are produced by bacteria that feed on the sugars in milk, fruit juices, baby formula, sodas and other drinks that contain sugars, and these acids can damage your baby’s teeth and gums

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How Do You Know if Your Tooth is Cracked?

It may be difficult for you to determine if you have a tooth that is cracked because you may not feel any pain, or you may have pain that comes and goes, or only when biting down, eating or drinking. Additionally, a crack may not be visible to you and may be difficult to detect

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Easy Dental Tips for Your Vacation

Summer is here and it’s time for vacation. Whether you’re off to an exotic foreign destination or just a fun weekend getaway, we’ve put together a few suggestions to help you avoid any dental emergencies while you’re away and to easily help you maintain your regular good oral hygiene practices. If possible, schedule your dental

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Stopping Tooth Demineralization

Tooth enamel is the hard, protective surface on the teeth. When the mineral content in the tooth enamel decreases, it’s a first step toward tooth decay. Healthy tooth enamel, which is smooth and slippery, becomes rough, allowing tartar, plaque and stain to adhere more easily. Enamel that’s weakened by demineralization is more easily penetrated by

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