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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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What’s Causing Your Teeth Grinding?

Do you ever wake up with a dull headache or sore jaw? It could be due to nighttime teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. Below, discover a few common causes of teeth grinding that affect millions of people worldwide!

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Dial Back Dental Anxiety

As dentists, it’s our job to make sure that your teeth remain healthy. And guess what? We love every second of helping you achieve the best in oral health. But what you might not know is that many patients just like yourself can feel anxious about coming in for a cleaning or treatment. If that […]

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Easy Ways to Ban Ban Breath for Good

Have you ever found yourself covering your mouth when you speak to others? If so, you may suffer from the dreaded “halitosis,” also known as bad breath. The good news—you’re not alone. In fact, this sometimes embarrassing condition is estimated to affect about 25% of people worldwide. While popping breath mints and swishing mouthwash can […]

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Foods That Can Whiten Your Teeth

With the growing trend of going “natural,” it’s no wonder that people are looking for new ways to incorporate more organic methods of living into their everyday lives—and whitening their teeth is no exception. Though visiting a dentist to brighten your pearly whites often brings the best results, check out a few foods that can […]

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