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How Do Band Instruments Affect Oral Health?

Learning a musical instrument enhances cognition, trains focus and helps channel adolescent energy. There’s also the added benefit of a built-in social network of kids working to bring alive once again the musical works of the masters. Despite all of those good...

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Flossing 101

“How often are you flossing?” has to be the most dreaded question at the dental office. Some patients use this opportunity to honestly answer that flossing is not currently part of their routine. Others may embellish the frequency at which they are flossing (we can...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Proper Brushing

Mouth open or mouth closed? After lunch or after dinner? Flat or at an angle? We brush our teeth every day (hopefully more than once!), but who knew it was this complicated? Just grab a brush a get to work, right? There are actually some best practices to be mindful...

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Top 5 Reasons You Have Dry Mouth

Drinking copious amounts of water is good for one’s health. And boy, when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you do when you find yourself drinking far more than the...

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Common Dental Myths Debunked

MYTH: It’s only a baby tooth, so I don’t need to take care of it. FACT: Baby teeth are an important part of your child’s mouth and should be treated with the same care as permanent teeth. Not only do baby teeth (or primary teeth) help your child chew food, they are...

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Is Charcoal Whitening Safe?

Activated charcoal is a popular topic these days and many companies are coming out with their own version of charcoal toothpaste. The all-natural whitening claims made for these kinds of toothpaste almost seem too good to be true. Toothpaste that naturally attracts...

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7 Tips (Other Than Flossing) to Avoid Gum Disease

To avoid gum disease, a solid oral care regime is imperative - brush twice a day, floss at night, and use mouthwash. This is the familiar refrain, so let's step away from that simple 3-step plan and look at other ways to prevent gum disease. Gingivitis and its...

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How Does Vaping Affect Your Oral Health?

The New Year tends to bring new resolutions for us all. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking. Not only is that a great resolution for your overall health, but it is an excellent resolution for your oral health! Over the years the dangerous...

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Top 10 Dental Tips For Kids

1. Think “Clean not Green.” Teeth should be clean so there is no leftover food on them for the bacteria (bugs) that live in your mouth to eat. Bacteria cause decay by eating sugary leftovers and turning them into acid. The acid rots the teeth and makes...

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