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Pucker Power

What does your toothpaste have in common with the tannins in red grapes, certain berries, citrus fruit skins and vinegar? They all cause a dry or puckering mouth feel. This can range from sour or bitter to sharply caustic. These chemicals are often referred to as an astringent. Besides ingredients to clean our teeth and […]

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Are You One of the 30-Percenters?

Flossing has long been considered an important ritual to maintain optimum oral hygiene. However, experts observe that only about 30 percent of us floss on a daily basis. Those who don’t floss conveniently point to studies that show little scientific evidence that flossing makes a difference. Yet, common sense suggests that disturbing the bacteria and […]

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3 Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need To Go

Your third set of molars, known as wisdom teeth, typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Unfortunately, they’re not always needed—and can cause more trouble than they’re worth. This is why it’s important to visit our practice if you begin to notice any of the following signs—if so, it could mean that it’s […]

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Five Common Ways to Damage Your Teeth

By now, most of us know that forgetting to brush or floss regularly is an invitation for oral health problems. But those aren’t the only things that can harm your teeth and gums. Consider whether or not you’re guilty of the following—if so, now is the time to put more effort into your oral hygiene. […]

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Pregnancy and Your Teeth

When you’re expecting, one thing is for certain—there are big changes in store for your body. And while it’s common to expect a growing belly, weight gain and sleepless nights, there’s one thing you may want to note—the impact of pregnancy on your oral health. If you or someone you know is starting a family […]

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3 Things Your Mouth Can Tell You About Your Health

Did you know that problems with your teeth or gums may hint at deeper health concerns in your body? Here are a few signs you might want to pay attention to. 1. You’re experiencing a sudden burst of cavities. If you’re someone who has gone through life without many cavities and you suddenly find yourself […]

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5 Ways to Take Care of Your Teeth

Taking care of our teeth is something that takes a lifetime of work—and as with anything, you get out what you put in! Practicing proper oral health habits every day can help keep your teeth healthy and even prevent future problems. What are some of the best ways to ensure you stop oral health issues […]

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The Best and Worst Fruits for Your Teeth

Fruit is a normal, essential part of any healthy diet—but knowing which kinds are also great for your teeth can help your smile beam for a lifetime. Before you reach for your next piece of fruit, consider staying away from too much of the following. The Worst Bananas: Though they contain plenty of vitamins and […]

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What Popular Drinks Do to Your Teeth

A drink is a typical part of every meal—whether it’s a glass of wine, water or juice, it helps you wash down your meal and leaves you feeling refreshed. But have you ever thought about the potential damage (or benefits) your fav[o]rite drink has on your oral health? We break down the best and worst […]

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5 Signs of Aging Oral Health

Growing older brings some of life’s best gifts—grandkids, retirement, and maybe even travel or more time for hobbies. But it can also bring unwanted health issues—especially related to your teeth. Here are some of the most common oral health issues faced by seniors. 1. Darkened teeth. With age, dentin, also known as the bone-like tissue […]

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