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5 Bad Dental Habits That Need to Be Broken

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Many of us think that we practice good dental care, but we may have a few bad habits that we may not even realize. Discover five surprising bad dental habits and how to quickly fix them.

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Top Tips for Good Dental Care

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Your dental health is in your hands, so you need to practice good oral hygiene every single day. To keep your smile healthy at home, use these helpful dental care hints.

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7 Teeth Whitening Questions and Answers

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Professional teeth whitening can restore stained teeth to their former glory. If you’re considering an in-office whitening treatment, you may have many questions about the efficacy and safety of the treatment. The answers below may help you understand the process, and help determine the best teeth whitening procedure for your needs.

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Orthodontic Solutions – Why Do I Need Braces?

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Proper tooth and jaw alignment is essential to good dental health and self-esteem, so your dentist may refer you to an orthodontist if you have serious bite issues or other abnormalities. Braces for kids and adults can solve many common orthodontic problems. Adults can wear braces at any age. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) advises parents to obtain an […]

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Cavity Prevention

Tips for Helping Kids Stay Cavity Free

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Ensuring that their children grow up with an appreciation of the importance of good oral hygiene is one of the most valuable things a parent can do. Teaching little ones to brush, floss, and maintain proper dental care practices from their earliest years on is something that can pay dividends for decades to come. Giving kids the tools they need […]

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Gingivitis – Take Control Now and Prevent Tooth Loss Later

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Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums (gingiva). Unlike more advanced forms of periodontal disease, it doesn’t destroy the involved tissues. However, if left untreated, it often progresses to periodontitis, which is more severe and could lead to premature tooth loss. You may not notice a mild case until it becomes advanced and threatens your teeth; this is one reason […]

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Toothbrush Techniques-Essential Brushing Tips

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Are your brushing and flossing habits protecting your beautiful smile? If you want to enjoy a lifetime of great oral health, an effective and consistent dental care routine is essential. You’ve probably been practicing the same oral hygiene techniques for years. Over time, you may have adopted bad habits or forgotten important steps. If you’re not removing enough plaque when […]

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Tips for Teaching Your Children How to Floss

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Flossing should be part of every child’s daily oral health routine. It removes food and plaque that a toothbrush can’t reach. As soon as two teeth touch each other, it’s time to start cleaning between them. Your kids may need your help at first, but when they are coordinated enough, they can start flossing on their own. Here are a […]

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Sensitive Teeth

Understanding What Causes Tooth Sensitivity

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Tooth sensitivity is a common but treatable problem that causes pain or uncomfortable sensations when you eat cold, hot, sweet or acid foods. Breathing in cold air or brushing and flossing your teeth may also be painful. Many things can cause sensitive teeth and gums, but all cases are treatable by over-the-counter products, lifestyle changes, or professional dental care. If […]

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Healthy Teeth

The Truth About Popular Dental Care Concerns

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When you were growing up, it may have seemed as if you were always being warned that something was bad for your teeth. The foods you loved and your favorite drinks were routinely derided as having the ability to cause cavities and decay. However, by following sound dental care practices, you might be surprised to learn that things are not […]

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