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Fluoride: Nature’s Cavity Fighter

People are becoming wary of chemicals, especially chemicals that get added to food and water. And in most cases, it’s a good thing to be wary of certain chemical additives; however, one such additive (considered a mineral) that should not be grouped with others is...

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Cavities and Medication

Did you know that it’s possible to get cavities later in life? It’s true. Too often we consider youth to be the only time during which we are prone to cavities. But, unfortunately, it’s also possible to get cavities later in life, especially after we’ve aged past...

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Teething: When to Expect a Baby’s First Tooth

Probably you don’t need to know the signs and symptoms of a teething baby. The most obvious sign that a child’s first tooth is coming into his or her mouth are irritability and restlessness. The baby may have difficulty sleeping at night, and he or she may seem...

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Proper Nutrition And Dental Health

We all have probably heard that consuming overly-sugary foods and beverages can lead to tooth decay, but did you also know that your mouth is likely to be the first place to indicate signs of poor nutrition? It’s true. Evidence of poor nutrition is evident, usually,...

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Oral Care For Your Baby

A baby needs his or her gums and initial teeth cleaned as frequently as his or her parents. It’s not true that because a baby is going to receive a new set of adult teeth that the health of baby teeth can simply be ignored. Plaque begins to form on a baby’s gum line...

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Is Sparkling Water Hard on Tooth Enamel?

Water is always a choice. Water keeps your whole body healthy. Water cleans your teeth, and most water contains fluoride, and fluoride is extremely beneficial to dental health. But when you drink sparkling water, water that has an added carbonation to add a fizz—an...

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Halitosis

Halitosis is the word for chronic bad breath. And if you are suffering from halitosis, then there’s no quick and easy remedy; mints and mouthwashes and extra brushing won’t alleviate the problem. Halitosis is not the same as morning breath, and it’s not bad breath...

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Happy Holidays!

The holiday season is a hard time for teeth; if for no other reason than the perpetual snacking: parties, an office get-together, gift boxes of candies, platters of cookies and other sugary treats, champagne and/or sugary ciders (beverages like Martinelli’s sparkling...

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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are appropriately named, because they are a set of molars that don’t grow up through the gums until later in life. Usually, wisdom teeth begin to sprout when a person is between the ages of seventeen and twenty-one, although it varies—some people get them...

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Halloween

Halloween. It’s that time of year again! Now, obviously, your dentist is not going to recommend you binge out on candy. No person’s teeth can handle an overabundance of sugars. You might be wondering, however, why is sugary candy so, so bad for your teeth? The answer...

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Why We Floss

We all know that flossing is important. But why? Why, daily, should we have to slip that strand of floss between our teeth, clean out the space down to the gum line? Don’t a toothbrush’s bristles get far enough into those narrow spaces? The number one reason to floss...

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At Home Tooth Whitening

A healthy and vibrant bright-white smile is important for most people. A healthy smile is a confident smile. And, while there are many things that can cause a smile to appear less white, less vibrant, there are a few at-home remedies (the best remedy for a bright...

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Vaping and Dental Health

Vaping and Dental Health

Like their cigarette counterparts, it appears there are adverse health effects involved with vaping. Vaping is the act of inhaling vapor from an electronic cigarette. The solution that causes the vapor is usually made up of diluents (a term meaning some chemical was...

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Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the term for the early stage of gum disease. If you were to go into the oral care aisle at the grocery store there are products—mouthwashes—claiming to help you be rid of gingivitis. These oral care companies make commercials to sell their products as...

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Chewing Gum

Chewing gum in one form or another has been around for centuries. The ancient Greeks, the Mayans, and the Native Americans used chewing gum—or natural things such as tree sap which was developed to be used in the same manner as chewing gum. But there’s different types...

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Gum Disease & Inflammation

Gum Disease & Inflammation

Studies continue to connect periodontitis (gum disease) with other health issues. The connections are not always clear, but continuing research indicates that people with diseases that include a chronic inflammatory state also tend to have a higher incidence of gum...

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