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Oral Hygiene

4 Effective Ways to Prevent Crooked Teeth in Children

4 Effective Ways to Prevent Crooked Teeth in Children

By | Children's Dentistry, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Crooked teeth impact more than just your child’s appearance.  They can also affect your child’s speech, and impact your child’s overall oral health by making it harder to brush and floss. Your family health history plays a role in how teeth develop.  It is important to look for signs early to help improve your child’s chances of having a straighter smile.  Here are four effective habits that help prevent crooked teeth. Prevent thumb sucking. Many toddlers naturally suck on their thumbs…

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Common Myths about Dentistry that Impact Oral Health Care

Common Myths about Dentistry that Impact Oral Health Care

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

There are so many myths and so much misinformation about how best to take care of our teeth and gums, that it’s sometimes hard to know what is true about oral health care. Misconceptions persist about dentistry which may affect your overall oral health. See how well you answer the following questions and identify some common myths. How often should I brush my teeth? People often think they should brush their teeth after every main meal.  Dentists recommend that you…

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Effective Ways to Teach Children about Good Oral Habits

Effective Ways to Teach Children about Good Oral Habits

By | Children's Dentistry, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Making sure your children understand the importance of good oral habits will go a long way to maintaining healthy teeth and gums into adulthood. Here are a few tips to help educate your child about good oral care that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.   Set a Good Example. Children learn by example and enjoy copying their parents. Brush your teeth with them so they are able to learn proper care of their teeth.  Brush and…

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Don’t Make these Mistakes while Brushing Teeth

Don’t Make these Mistakes while Brushing Teeth

By | Oral Hygiene

Brushing teeth each day as part of your dental care routine seems like an easy task.  However, we often do not brush our teeth as well as we are able.  Here are some common mistakes that are made when brushing teeth, and some suggestions for ways to fix them. You choose the wrong toothbrush. The most important consideration when picking a toothbrush is the bristles that remove the bacteria and loosen plaque from your teeth and gums. People sometimes mistakenly…

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Bad Breath?

Bad Breath? Don’t be that Person with these Helpful Tips

By | Oral Hygiene

Many people suffer from chronic halitosis or bad breath. Bad breath can be very embarrassing but fortunately there are numerous ways to resolve it. It is a common condition that in most cases originates from the gums and tongue.  The American Dental Association recommends these follow tips to help you fight bad breath and keep your mouth healthy. Brush and floss your teeth You should brush your teeth at least two minutes twice a day to eliminate bacteria and plaque…

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Does Charcoal Toothpaste Actually Whiten Teeth?

Does Charcoal Toothpaste Actually Whiten Teeth?

By | Oral Hygiene

Everyone seems to want whiter teeth.  Does charcoal toothpaste really work? When it comes to whitening teeth, there are many different methods being promoted online and in magazines. When the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what was their number one goal to improving their smile, the answer among the majority of respondents was to have whiter teeth.  There are a number of methods being touted including swishing oils in your mouth, using turmeric in your daily routine, to scrubbing…

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Is whitening toothpaste effective?

Is Whitening Toothpaste Effective?

By | Cosmetic, Oral Hygiene

Our lifestyle choices can affect how bright our smile looks and how long lasting whitening products will be effective. If you consume coffee, soda on a regular basis, or smoke cigarettes you will need a whitening method that will do away with the surface stains that accumulate. Understanding what the active ingredients are in whitening toothpaste and the differences between various products will help you make an educated decision about what treatment will best meet your needs. How do I…

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7 Tips to Maintain Good Oral Health

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

To keep your smile looking beautiful it is important to keep your mouth healthy.  Managing to maintain good oral health can be hard to do on a permanent basis. We all may have an occasional lapse in our routine so it is important to follow these 7 tips to keep up good oral health and hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day. This is the most important step you can take to maintain a healthy smile. Nearly a quarter of adults…

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