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Oral Hygiene

Take These Steps to Maintain Healthy Teeth as You Get Older

Take These Steps to Maintain Healthy Teeth as You Get Older

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

The good news is that American adults are living longer. The average age in the United States is increasing, so it is important to maintain good oral health habits for teeth to continue to function properly. Older Americans need to maintain a healthy diet and have regular check-ups with their dentist. The elderly often take a variety of medications (on average 9 to 13 prescriptions per month) which may have side effects that can impact your oral health. Chronic health…

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How Safe is it to Brush Your Teeth with Baking Soda?

How Safe is it to Brush Your Teeth with Baking Soda?

By | Cosmetic, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Baking soda has been used for a variety of purposes throughout the centuries for health and household uses.  It has been used as an alternative for traditional over the counter toothpaste to brush teeth, to help freshen, clean and brighten laundry, as a cleaning tool to unclog a drain when mixed with vinegar, and in many food recipes since it is safe to digest. Many people think of baking soda as a “do-all” product since it can be used in…

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Is It Time for a Deep Cleaning to Help Prevent Gum Disease?

Is It Time for a Deep Cleaning to Help Prevent Gum Disease?

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

How your smile looks is very important, but did you know that a portion of your smile is below the gum line?  That’s why taking good care of your gums is essential to your overall oral health, and a deep cleaning is sometimes necessary.  A deep cleaning is known as scaling and root planing, and involves the removing of plaque and tartar that have built up below the gum line.  Build up below the gum line is an invitation for…

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Smiling Bright? These Foods Could Stain Your Teeth.

Smiling Bright? These Foods Could Stain Your Teeth.

By | Cosmetic, Dental Visit, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

The yellowing or staining of teeth is not just a problem for the older generation but for younger patients as well. There are many foods that will lead to the staining of your teeth – which is causing us to see stained teeth more and more among adolescents and children. There are three primary culprits that cause tooth staining. Chromogens – Chromogens are compounds in your food and drink that cause deep pigmentation and easily stick to your tooth enamel. Tannins…

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What You Need to Know to Maintain Healthy Teeth with Braces

What You Need to Know to Maintain Healthy Teeth with Braces

By | Cosmetic, Oral Hygiene

It can be frustrating when trying to brush those areas of your teeth that are difficult to clean or hard to reach when you wear traditional braces. Your dentist will always encourage you to brush your braced teeth after every meal and right before you go to sleep each night. Here are some recommendations that may help keep your braced teeth clean while making sure you do not harm or damage the dental appliances.  Be particularly careful with the type…

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Healthy Oral Care is the Best Christmas Gift

Healthy Oral Care is the Best Christmas Gift

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes many delicacies to delight your taste buds.  Meanwhile, your teeth and gums may end up being compromised if you do not take care in how you partake at holiday parties.  On holidays and Christmas, it is important to maintain healthy dental care habits.  Here are some useful dental tips for the holiday season to help maintain a healthy and bright smile. Eat Food that Keeps Your Teeth Healthy. You may…

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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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