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Foods That Cause Tooth Decay

Foods That Cause Tooth Decay

When it comes to tooth decay, it’s important to know the main culprit – acid. Acid is what eats away at our enamel and causes cavities. Acid can enter our mouths in one of two ways: either directly through what we eat (citrus fruits, for example), or as a byproduct...

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Understanding the Stages of Decay

Understanding the Stages of Decay

It’s almost Halloween, which means lots of candy consumption for children and adults alike (because really, who can resist the extra treats lying around?). This time of year when we are surrounded by sugar it’s natural to think about the health of our teeth and the...

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Ten Uses for Floss (Other than Flossing!)

Ten Uses for Floss (Other than Flossing!)

Top 10 uses for dental floss (besides, of course, flossing your teeth!) 1. Slice food: Next time you pack your lunch leave your knife at home and pack your floss (and you’ll have it ready to floss after lunch is over)! Things like avocado, hard boiled eggs, block...

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How Do Band Instruments Affect Oral Health?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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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