Archive for October, 2016

The Truth About Bacteria in the Mouth

Monday, October 31st, 2016

 

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Although there is good bacteria in the mouth, it’s still important to floss and brush regularly to remove bad bacteria.

The word “bacteria” probably instantly makes you think of the germs that will make you sick or cause bad breath and tooth decay. However, you may be surprised to learn that not all bacteria is bad for your oral health. There is actually such a thing as “healthy bacteria” that are responsible for helping to keep bad germs at bay. (more…)

How to Avoid Bad Breath

Monday, October 24th, 2016
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Bad breath is almost always caused by poor dental hygiene.

No one likes dealing with bad breath. It can be quite embarrassing, so much so that bad breath (halitosis) is the third most common reason people seek dental care. Poor dental hygiene is typically the cause of bad breath, as bacteria in the mouth breaks down food particles and produces sulfur compounds (stinky!). Here are a few ways you can keep your mouth fresh and your teeth and gums healthy at the same time. (more…)

The Best and Worst Treats for Trick or Treaters

Monday, October 17th, 2016
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Try to avoid hard candy when it comes to Halloween treats.

Halloween is every child’s favorite time of the year. Between dressing up and binging on tasty treats, what’s not to love about this spooky holiday? Of course, without proper dental care Halloween can end up being a lesson in painful cavities. Although it’s nearly impossible to completely avoid Halloween candy, that doesn’t mean you can’t take measures to keep teeth healthy. Not all candy is created equal when it comes to dental health, so here’s a look into what treats are better or worse for you than others. (more…)

A Look at Natural Toothpastes

Monday, October 10th, 2016
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Natural toothpastes are less likely to contain artificial dyes.

Dental hygiene products have grown considerably over the years, to the point where it is becoming exceedingly difficult to choose the right one. One question many people are wondering is whether they should choose a regular toothpaste or a natural toothpaste. Do they contain different ingredients? Is one more effective at cleaning your teeth and freshening your breath? Here’s a quick look at the differences between natural and regular toothpastes. (more…)

The Weird Things People Do to Their Teeth

Monday, October 3rd, 2016
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People do some pretty weird things to their teeth.

We all have teeth, and most of us consider them to be one of our most important assets. That said, some people do some pretty strange things to their teeth. For example, in some Asian countries teenagers buy fake braces because it’s seen as a symbol of status and wealth. Here are a few additional weird teeth related practices you might not have known about. Frankly, we don’t recommend any of them. (more…)