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Celebrate Smile Power Day June 15

Smile Power Day is June 15, and it’s the perfect opportunity to rediscover the power of your smile. Give everyone you meet a friendly, confident, happy smile and discover how contagious it can be. A smile can make someone else’s day, but amazingly research shows there’s a big benefit for you too. In fact, the

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Tips for Proper Care of Your Retainer

Some people believe that retainers will stay clean if you brush your teeth and don’t eat when wearing the retainer. However, cleaning your retainer every time you brush your teeth is as important as brushing your teeth. The unhealthy bacteria that can affect good tooth and gum health can also grow on a retainer. These

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What You Want to Know about TMJ

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone and is located on the sides at the base of the skull. TMJ disorder affects approximately 12 percent of the people in the United States and approximately 9 times as many women as men. This complex joint allows both the sideways and up

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Tips for Proper Care of Your Retainer

Some people believe that retainers will stay clean if you brush your teeth and don’t eat when wearing the retainer. However, cleaning your retainer every time you brush your teeth is as important as brushing your teeth. The unhealthy bacteria that can affect good tooth and gum health can also grow on a retainer. These

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3 Steps to the Best Wedding Smile

A wedding day is a big day, not only for the bride, but for the groom as well. As the center of all the attention, you’ll both want to have your best, brightest, pearly white smiles. Photographers will be capturing the memories while you celebrate and you’ll want them to appear as bright and beautiful

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Using Sealants to Protect Your Children’s Teeth

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has noted that school-age children without sealants have nearly three times more cavities than children with sealants. In molars, which are the back, chewing teeth, sealants can reduce the risk of decay by almost 80%. Dental sealants are thin, smooth protective coatings that are applied to teeth, covering uneven

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Tips for Aging with a Healthy Smile

In addition to pain and difficulty chewing food, dental problems can actually put those who suffer from them at serious risk for many other health conditions. In fact, the bacteria that cause swollen or bleeding gums, bad breath, and tooth pain, can also enter the bloodstream and travel throughout the body causing disease. These bacteria

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Mouth Breathing and Dental Health

Breathing through the nose is the most effective way to absorb oxygen into the body. Nasal sinuses produce nitric oxide, which helps with oxygen absorption and raises blood oxygen levels. The nose also acts as a filter, preventing bacteria and particles from penetrating the lungs. However, when the body doesn’t get enough oxygen breathing through

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7 Common Habits that Can Damage Teeth

It is said that the best time to quit a bad habit is immediately, especially when those habits put your good dental health at risk. Fortunately, the best thing about these harmful dental habits is that the cures are readily attainable with just a little attention and determination. Hard brushing – Using a hard toothbrush

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Caring for Your Teeth at Work

The way you take care of your teeth can affect not only your oral health, but also have an impact on the people you interact with in your work setting. In today’s modern business world, it’s essential to be at your very best, and it is often personal hygiene that can make the biggest impression.

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