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Toothbrush Showdown: Manual vs. Electric

Soft bristles, medium bristles or cartoon character-covered. So many toothbrush choices and potentially so much confusion. With a dizzying array available today, you also may be wondering which is better — manual or electric? Advantages of Manual Affordability – Invented in 1938, the manual toothbrush has kept the mouths of untold numbers of people healthy […]

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5 Things to Consider About Adult Braces

Thinking about getting adult braces? You’re not alone! Wanting to improve the look of your smile isn’t just for adolescents, but there are a few things you should consider first. When you’re ready to learn more, we’d love to speak with you about your options!

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A Diet for Your Teeth?

You’ve probably thought of swapping out a slice of pizza for a salad when trying to slim down around the middle. But what you didn’t know is that making healthy choices when it comes to your food doesn’t just help your body feel better—it’s great for your teeth, too! Here’s how making good choices when […]

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Caring for Your Teeth As You Age

Having more candles on your birthday cake doesn’t have to mean having fewer teeth in your mouth. Though it’s commonly believed that you’ll have to lose your teeth as you age, it’s simply not true. There are some things you can do to maintain excellent oral hygiene and decrease the need for dentures. Five Tips […]

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Five Fun Facts About Saliva

Also known by the not-so-nice names of drool, spit and dribble, saliva serves an important purpose when it comes to keeping your body healthy. Saliva is the antidote to a dry mouth as it adds vital moisture. Here are some fun facts you may not know about this substance that’s almost entirely comprised of water. […]

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4 Mistakes You Make When Brushing

Everyone wants a beautiful smile and brushing your teeth twice each day can help you achieve it–but doing that alone isn’t always enough. In fact, some people practice poor oral habits without even knowing it! Discover the top mistakes you make when brushing your teeth.

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Spit, Don’t Rinse

While you’ll likely hear your dental hygienist tell you to spit after a cleaning, you won’t be asked to rinse. Why? Rinsing will remove some of the fluoride from your teeth that works to strengthen your enamel. By leaving more of the fluoride on your teeth longer, your teeth will benefit. If you do choose […]

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How Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

Neglect your oral health and you could be dealing with more than just cavities. In fact, if your oral health is less than optimal, you could be putting the health of your entire body at risk. That’s because your mouth is brimming with bacteria—but don’t worry, you can control it by practicing good oral hygiene […]

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20 Other Names for Sugar

To keep your teeth healthy, monitoring sugar intake is a must. But what about all of those hard to pronounce ingredients lurking in the foods you love? Make sure you’re on the lookout for these 20 other names for sugar!

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Gum Disease – What You Should Know

Just as a rosy glow in our cheeks may reflect peak health, pink gums are a sign of good oral health. While it’s important to brush and floss our teeth every day, it’s also essential to avoid gum disease or gingivitis. Gum disease occurs when the delicate tissues that surround and support the teeth become […]

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