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August 15th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Nighttime…Is the Right Time For Dental Care

Nighttime…Is the Right Time For Dental Care

A lot can happen to your mouth in eight hours — especially when you’re sleeping and bacteria are gathering on your teeth. But don’t let the thought of nasty plaque, cavities, tartar, or gingivitis stop you from getting a good night’s rest. There are many ways to maintain your oral...

August 11th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Getting Wise About Your Teeth. The Truth Behind Wisdom Teeth

Getting Wise About Your Teeth. The Truth Behind Wisdom Teeth

Just as you enter adulthood, your wisdom teeth make their presence known in the far reaches of your mouth. Wisdom teeth — officially the third molars — are the last set of teeth to come in, usually between 17 and 25 years of age, in the so-called “age of wisdom.”...

August 9th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on What To Avoid After Teeth Whitening

What To Avoid After Teeth Whitening

Eating certain foods and avoiding others can help keep your teeth white after you’ve used an at-home whitening kit or had cosmetic bleaching, an expert says. “For many individuals who have had good results with either dentist-directed or over-the-counter whitening techniques, a significant concern is how to keep the teeth...

July 27th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Do You Know When To Change Your Toothbrush?

Do You Know When To Change Your Toothbrush?

Do you know how many bacteria live on your toothbrush? Brace yourself! Researchers have found that a single toothbrush can be loaded with as many as 10 million germs and bacteria. In fact, recent studies even found that your toothbrush could be a breeding ground for tiny microorganisms. But before...

July 25th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Can Happen When We Don’t Brush or Floss [Hint: It’s Not Pretty]

What Can Happen When We Don’t Brush or Floss [Hint: It’s Not Pretty]

Can’t ever find the time to take care of your teeth? About half of Americans don’t floss daily, and one in five don’t brush twice daily — so you’re not alone. But you may want to reconsider. “Taking care of your teeth and gums isn’t just about preventing cavities or...

July 22nd, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is there Such Thing As a Dental Emergency? You Bet

Is there Such Thing As a Dental Emergency? You Bet

Like cavities and gum disease, many dental problems develop gradually after months (or years!) of dental-health neglect. But sometimes, pain or sensitivity in your teeth can come on suddenly, and you may need immediate dental care, either at the emergency room or from your dentist. It’s not always easy to...

July 21st, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Best Practices to Beat Dental Anxiety

Best Practices to Beat Dental Anxiety

      For those who hate going to the dentist, thinking positively, joking with dental staff relieved stress, studies say. If you’re afraid of going to the dentist, optimism and humor might help ease your worries, new research suggests. About 50 percent of adults suffer some degree of dental...

July 18th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Get to Know Your Toothpaste Brand

Get to Know Your Toothpaste Brand

Toothpaste is not always paste. It can be a gel, powder, or paste that you brush onto your teeth and gums to help get rid of accumulating plaque and improve your oral health. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), toothpaste is important to oral health because it helps to remove...

July 13th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sensitive Teeth? Causes and Cures

Sensitive Teeth? Causes and Cures

Does eating frozen yogurt make you say “ouch” — or do you find yourself wincing when you brush or floss? You could have what’s known as tooth sensitivity. But you don’t have to put up with the pain. In fact, there are things you can do to lessen tooth sensitivity...

July 11th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Experts Say: Health Dental Habits=Healthy Heart

Experts Say: Health Dental Habits=Healthy Heart

You brush, floss, and follow all your dentist’s commandments for healthy teeth and gums (kudos!). But did you know that those mouth-healthy habits may ultimately keep your heart healthy, too? Research has found a surprising number of links between the state of your mouth and your heart. In fact, we...

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