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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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The Truth Behind Baby Teeth

If you’re a parent, you’ve been through it before. When your child starts teething around six months of age, you know that it means sleepless nights, louder cries and lots of drool. But why exactly do we go through two sets of teeth in our lifetime? Our other bones grow as we do—why don’t our teeth, […]

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What’s That Pendulum in My Mouth?

Have you ever stood in front of the mirror and said “aaagh” to get a look at your throat? If you have, you would see a bell-like figure that hangs down at the back of your mouth. If you haven’t seen it, take a look, because it’s a fascinating structure! That elongated, hanging structure is […]

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