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Yoga and Healthy Teeth? Really?

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It seems unlikely that there could be correlations between yoga and dental health, but there are parallels that can impact overall health and wellbeing, particularly for those that practice yoga regularly. Are yoga and healthy teeth really connected? They could be! Here are some ways that this fitness trend could connect to your oral health: Stress How do you deal with stress? Yoga is a great way to handle and cope with stress through the practice of controlled breathing and exercise. When stress…

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Maintaining a Dental Routine at Home

By Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

The best way to prevent issues and maintain good oral health is with a dental routine; the key is to be consistent, whether at home or away. While most know that brushing and flossing are related to dental wellness, there are specific recommendations and suggestions that can make this more effective at avoiding issues like periodontal disease and cavities. Maintain a dental routine at home that includes the following components: Brushing The American Dental Association, or ADA, recommend that patients of…

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What Can I Eat for Strong Teeth?

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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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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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Do Dental Implants Cause Pain?

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If you are considering dental implant surgery to replace damaged or missing teeth, you might be concerned about pain during the procedure or afterward. This is a common fear. But most dental implant patients report that the procedure isn’t painful and that there is minimal discomfort involved. Plus, you get the benefit of a lasting, natural smile that will allow you to eat and live your life normally. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are metal posts that are permanently…

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5 Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth

5 Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth

By Oral Health

Do hot or cold beverages and foods cause oral pain or discomfort? What about certain toothpastes or acidic foods? If any of this sounds familiar, you might have sensitive teeth. Here are five of the most common causes of sensitive teeth and some of the things you can do to get some relief.  1. Aggressive Brushing We encourage patients to brush regularly, but too much enthusiasm might cause you some issues. If you use a toothbrush with stiff bristles or…

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8 Healthy Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

8 Healthy Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

By Children's Dentistry

Scare away Halloween candy cavities this year by following healthy tips.  If you go trick or treating, you will most likely come home with lots of treats that may not be the best for your teeth. There are some tips you can follow to minimize the cavity-risk to your child’s teeth. Here are 8 simple tips that will make a big impact: 1. Encourage Moderation.  If your child eats candy in small portions, for example, a fun-sized candy bar rather…

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How Fluoride Helps Maintain Healthy Teeth

How Fluoride Helps Maintain Healthy Teeth

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Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in most public water supplies to help strengthen teeth against plaque and tooth decay.  Fluoride is also contained in toothpaste which is good for maintaining proper oral hygiene. There is evidence that adding fluoride to the water supply has helped lower tooth decay in places where fluoridation is introduced into the water system. Currently, there are no known adverse effects associated with the level used, but it still important to not go above…

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