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How Can Cleaning Prevent Gum Disease?

How Can Cleaning Prevent Gum Disease?

You’ve heard the saying before, “A healthy mouth is a happy mouth.” But, what exactly does that mean? After all, brushing our teeth is a daily habit that we all do. Still, you can’t help but wonder if the recommended bi-annual dental cleaning is really necessary and if it’s worth the cost to get it done? What is the big deal with a professional dental cleaning, anyway? Professional dental cleanings do so much more than simply give you a cleaner smile. The plaque and debris that build up on your teeth over time can cause more damaging and costly dental […]

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Should Athletic Mouthguards Be Used While Playing Sports?

Should Athletic Mouthguards Be Used While Playing Sports?

Should Athletic Mouthguards Be Used While Playing Sports? Athletic mouthguards have always been a subject of intense debate among professional and amateur sportspersons. Their use has proven to be effective at not only protecting the teeth and jaw, but also in reducing the severity of concussion. Whether you are a professional athlete or an amateur or recreational player, it is always to your best advantage to wear a mouthguard. Every year, 5 million teeth are lost in the U.S. because of sports related injuries and more than $500 million is spent on teeth replacement. And with the use of such […]

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Wash Your Mouth with These Mouthwashes

Wash Your Mouth with These Mouthwashes

Wash Your Mouth with These Mouthwashes Before we start talking about the variety of mouthwashes and their advantages, let us make one thing very clear, “using mouthwash or mouth rinse is in no way a substitute for brushing twice and flossing once a day.” Now that that is out of the way, let’s discuss how beneficial mouthwashes can be and how many types are there for you to use.  As per recent studies, one in four adults has never used a mouthwash in the United States and only 31% of the adults even use mouthwash regularly. This is quite surprising […]

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Night Guards and Your Teeth

Night Guards and Your Teeth

Do Night Guards Really Guard Your Teeth? If you grind your teeth while sleeping, your dentist may recommend you get a night guard. A night guard is a type of a mouth guard that many dentists recommend to patients who grind or clench their teeth (bruxism). In addition to this, night guards also help you sleep better by controlling snoring. Hence, it is not only beneficial for you but also for others around you. The best and most effective night guards are those that your dentist custom makes for you. But, what do night guards actually do for your teeth? […]

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Flossing

Flossing

Everything You Need to Know About Flossing According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), flossing is one of your best defenses against plaque. Floss is proven effective in removing food particles and plaque that can stick to the teeth and gums between teeth. By flossing on a daily basis, you reduce the chances of gum disease and increase your chances of keeping your teeth for a lifetime. Choosing Your Dental Floss Floss comes in waxed and unwaxed versions, and it is also available in a variety of flavors. Wide and regular size are your other choices, and any of these […]

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Can An Apple A Day Also Keep The Dentist Away?

Can An Apple A Day Also Keep The Dentist Away?

Can An Apple A Day Also Keep The Dentist Away? According to the Academy of General Dentistry, the dietary habits of today’s kids lean toward a greater intake of sugar.  This greatly increases the risks for cavities and other oral health problems.  As a parent, it is your responsibility to monitor the diet of your children. This not only means watching what they eat at home, you must also monitor what they eat at school.  One of the best ways to encourage healthy eating habits is to offer them healthy snacks such as apples, and other foods that have natural […]

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