Archive for April, 2021

3 Reasons Flossing Matters

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
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Discover why regular flossing matters for your dental health and overall well-being.

Your dentist is always reminding you to brush and floss twice a day. But why does that matter so much? And if you’re brushing your teeth, why is it also necessary for you to floss? There are many reasons flossing matters because it can reach the parts of your teeth that a toothbrush can’t. Even if you use mouthwash, floss can dig in deeper than a rinse can. There are three primary reasons why flossing matters for everyone; read on to discover how these simple strings help maintain our dental health and appearance. (more…)

How to Use Whitening Toothpaste

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
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How do you use whitening toothpaste? Read on to find out how to find the best toothpaste that won’t hurt your enamel.

There are numerous types of whitening toothpaste available on your local store shelves, but not all options offer the same benefits. The types of toothpaste essentially fall into two categories: surface stain removers and bleaching toothpaste. Surface stain removers gently polish your teeth and remove discoloration from food and drinks. Toothpaste with bleaching ingredients acts to change the color of your teeth, with longer-lasting results. However, you should speak with your dentist before choosing any at-home whitening toothpaste. They can advise you on the best one for your teeth and their sensitivity. Read on for more information on which ingredients you may want to look for and how you can safely whiten your teeth.  (more…)

Dental Cleaning Trends to Think Twice About

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
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Dental cleaning trends, like toothpaste infused with activated charcoal, are not always the best option for optimum hygiene.

People are sometimes willing to try anything to get that white smile they long for. This can lead them to try all sorts of tooth whitening or cleaning practices, in addition to or beyond the traditional regimen of toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. In recent years, several dental cleaning trends have gained various levels of popularity. Read on to determine what some of the unintended consequences of these trends are and if any trends provide positive benefits. 


The Long-Lasting Value of Braces

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
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Discover the long-lasting value of braces.

Are you considering braces? If you think that you can only benefit from braces if your teeth are significantly crooked, you would be mistaken. In fact, every person can benefit from braces, as this orthodontic treatment does a lot more for your dental and overall health than you may expect. Braces can not only enhance your oral health, but support digestion, give you a boost in confidence, prevent bone loss, and more. Read on to learn more about the true value of braces and how they can impact your life long term.