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Oral Hygiene

What Can I Eat for Strong Teeth?

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Strong teeth play an important role in how well your food is digested. To ensure that you have healthy teeth, it’s essential to pay attention to what you eat. So, let’s discuss the top six nutritional foods that will give you a lifetime of healthy smiles.  1. Foods Rich in Protein Protein is essential for the body to build healthy tissues and revitalize tissues that are wearing out. High levels of phosphorous are found in protein. Phosphorous is vital for both…

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HELP! I Think I Have Receding Gums

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Have you run your tongue around the tops of your teeth and felt that you have receding gums? And then, a glance in the mirror has confirmed it! Your gum tissue surrounding your teeth is pulling back and exposing more of your teeth and even their roots. This condition is not only bad for your smile; it is also a health hazard. Bacteria can get into the pockets that have formed between your teeth and the gum line. If you…

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How Much Calcium Does My Child Need?

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Calcium is an important mineral that not only supports the growth of your child’s bones, but it is also essential for the healthy development of your child’s teeth. Your child needs calcium to strengthen their teeth and protect them from developing cavities by neutralizing acids that cause tooth decay.  Why Is Phosphorus Needed? Calcium is necessary for jawbones to be healthy and strong enough to hold teeth in place. However, phosphorus is also required to maximize the bone-strengthening benefits of calcium. Children’s teeth need adequate amounts…

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6 Tips to Keep Teeth Healthy While on Vacation

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Summer is almost here, and it’s time to look forward to that family vacation. You might be planning a road trip to visit a bunch of national parks or heading toward your delightfully rustic lakeside cabin. Whatever kind of vacation you are looking forward to, it’s important not to forget about your family’s oral health while you are no longer in your familiar home. Here are some ways to keep teeth healthy while on vacation: 1. Have a Checkup Before…

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Hygiene for Teens: Why Good Habits Are Important

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

Good health habits and personal hygiene are essential life skills. When your child reaches those teen years, you might think they should have learned how to care for their body (after all, you’ve been teaching them about this for years!). However, most adolescents still need some guidance about health and hygiene for teens. Teens need to learn the life skills that are going to be necessary in order to become healthy, responsible adults. Why Is Hygiene for Teens Important? Many teens tend…

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Should I Whiten My Teeth?

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

Teeth may become stained for a variety of reasons. The outside surfaces of your teeth may become discolored by smoking, red wine, coffee, tea, or dyes in food. Intrinsic discoloration emanates from inside the tooth and may be caused by childhood illness, aging, medications, infection, or tooth trauma. However, you don’t have to put up with a dingy smile. You can safely make your teeth whiter and brighter by using at-home whitening products or visiting your dentist for whitening treatments. Teeth with…

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You CAN Improve Gum Disease

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene, Uncategorized

The best way of treating any disease is to catch it as early as possible, and periodontal (gum) disease is no exception. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) informs us that nearly half of all US adults over the age of thirty have some form of gum disease. Conditions vary in acuteness from a mild inflammatory issue (gingivitis) to a much more serious chronic gum disease called periodontitis, which can lead to the loss of teeth. However, there is much reason for optimism…

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9 Ways to Save Your Enamel

By | Oral Hygiene

Enamel is the name given to the shiny outer surface of a tooth. The purpose of enamel is to help protect the tooth from decay. Over time, some natural wearing away of this coating will occur, but there’s much you can do to help keep your tooth enamel strong. Here are nine simple steps to take to keep your enamel strong.  1. Beware of Sugar Bacteria in your mouth love sugar. They feed on it and make acids that soften…

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Holiday Eating and Healthy Teeth

Holiday Eating and Healthy Teeth

By | Oral Hygiene

One of the most exciting things about the holiday season is the delicious food. Not only will you have joyous mealtimes with family or friends, but you also get to indulge in a ton of treats that you may not see the rest of the year. But, not so fast. Some of those treats could cause you trouble if you aren’t careful. Here are a few tips for holiday oral health so that you don’t start the new year with…

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What is Gingivitis and How do I Treat It?

What is Gingivitis and How do I Treat It?

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Gingivitis is a common dental term used by dentists. You may have a general understanding that having this condition is not good for your overall oral health. But what exactly is gingivitis and what do you need to know to understand how it develops and how it is treated? Here is an outline of what you should know about gingivitis including how to deal with it. Gingivitis Defined Gingivitis is defined as inflammation of the gums caused by plaque build-up and the…

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