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Can Tooth Sensitivity Be Avoided?

By Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Anyone who has experienced tooth sensitivity knows the pain and discomfort it can cause. Furthermore, it can lead to other issues with dental care and overall oral health. The key to resolving this problem is to look at underlying tooth sensitivity causes and to discuss possible solutions with your own dental provider. So, what is tooth sensitivity, and can it be avoided? The short answer is ‘yes,’ you can avoid sensitivity in many cases, but there are factors at play that could…

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Feeling sick? These oral hygiene habits may help

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You can’t be too careful when it comes to contracting an illness during cold flu season. Feeling sick? These oral hygiene habits may help: Be consistent Anyone can adopt impeccable oral hygiene for a day or two- even a week- but the key to dental health is consistency. Brushing and flossing regularly, with routine visits to your dental provider is integral to overall oral health and hygiene. Think of your oral care regimen as getting rid of the cold and sickness…

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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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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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Why is Saliva So Important to Your Overall Oral Health?

Why is Saliva So Important to Your Overall Oral Health?

By Oral Health

Saliva is not a topic most people think about when it comes to staying healthy.  But saliva is a vital part of a healthy body, mouth, good digestion and more. What exactly is saliva and why is saliva so good for your body? What is Saliva? Saliva is more important than most people realize.  It is made up of 98 percent water but also contains proteins, minerals, electrolytes, antibacterial compounds, and enzymes.  Saliva keeps your mouth moist for comfort, lubricates…

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How Stress May Adversely Affect Your Oral Health

How Stress May Adversely Affect Your Oral Health

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There are many reasons why a person may be stressed due to a change in routine or life event.  Those changes may be positive life events, such as starting at a new job or school, having a baby, planning a wedding or getting married. Unfortunately, stress also comes from events such as an illness or the death of a loved one. Stress is usually defined as a state of mental or emotional strain due to unforeseen, adverse or demanding circumstances. What…

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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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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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