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Holiday Foods That are Harmful for Your Teeth

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?The holiday season is filled with sweets and treats that only come around once a year. It may be tempting to overindulge, but keep in mind that certain foods and drinks are extra bad for your teeth (not to mention your waistline). Below is…
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Protect Your Teeth as You Age

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Getting older often means aching backs, hip replacements, and trouble hearing. Just as other parts of our bodies change as we get older, our teeth change as well! However, if cared for properly, your teeth can last you a lifetime. For adults…
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Nightguards: Pros and Cons

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Nightguards are retainer-like plastic forms that fit over the teeth and are worn only at night. They can be made of hard or soft plastic and be worn over the top or bottom teeth, or both. By putting a barrier between the teeth, nightguards can…
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Dental Visits During Pregnancy: Safe and Recommended

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Pregnancy is a busy time for the mother-to-be! There are birthing classes, baby showers, nesting, and lots of doctors appointments. In addition to the OB appointments, expecting moms should also add one more appointment to the list—a dental…
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What Do Dental X-Rays Really Tell Us?

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During a regularly scheduled cleaning, dental hygienists and dentists work together to assess the health of your teeth and mouth. While this visual exam is a great start, it doesn’t give the complete picture of your dental health. That’s…
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Tooth Care Gifts for All Ages

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Give the gift of healthy teeth this holiday season! Dental care gifts are something that everyone can use and enjoy, and there are plenty of options above and beyond the standard toothbrush and toothpaste. Whether your gift recipient has baby…
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Halloween Tricks for Healthy Teeth

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Halloween is the ultimate time to indulge your sweet tooth, with seemingly endless chocolate and candies everywhere you turn. But, as we all know, a sugar overload can be damaging to your teeth. Luckily, you can take steps to minimize the impact…
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It’s Not Luck – How Good Habits Create Great Teeth

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Sometimes, we see friends, family and even strangers with amazing teeth and think - “Wow they’re so lucky!” But really, it’s the exact opposite. Having good oral health isn’t about luck! It’s about forming good oral hygiene habitsIf…
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Helping Children Stay Mouth-Healthy

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February is National Children's Dental Health Month! Starting good oral hygiene early ensures that a child’s teeth and gums remain healthy as they grow up.A child’s primary teeth, which people sometimes call baby teeth, are just as…
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The Link Between Oral Health and Overall Health

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Taking care of your teeth isn’t just about having a white smile, fresh breath and no cavities. Good dental habits are critical to the overall health of your body. Brushing, flossing and keeping up with regular dental appointments not only…
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New Year, New Mouth

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With the new year here, you’ve probably already decided your New Year’s resolutions. If you’re like us, you may focus on improving your health in the new year. Just don’t forget the importance of improving oral health habits at the…
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Choosing Mouth-Friendly Candy for Halloween

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With Halloween fast approaching many of us are already thinking about candy! If you’ve been brushing twice a day and flossing once a day – you shouldn’t have to worry about the occasional splurge. Nevertheless, minimize possible harm from…