Archive for the ‘Oral Hygiene’ Category

6 Myths About Oral Health Care

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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Learn the truth behind several oral health care myths.

Understanding proper oral health care is essential for preventing tooth decay, tooth loss, and many other complications. Oral health impacts your overall health, so taking steps to care for your teeth has far-reaching consequences. However, some myths out there may lead you to make the wrong choices for your dental care. Read on to learn the truth behind these myths. 

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3 Ways to Protect and Strengthen Tooth Enamel

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
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Strengthen tooth enamel by remembering these everyday tips.

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body but can be eroded by the bacteria present in our mouths. Maintaining regular, thorough dental hygiene is essential for keeping that bacteria from creating cavities and thinning enamel. Worn and missing enamel leaves teeth much more vulnerable to tooth decay and cavities. If your enamel is wearing down, a few warning signs include painful tooth sensitivity, discolored teeth, and cracked or chipped teeth. If you are concerned about the state of your enamel, ask your dentist at your next appointment whether you should be concerned about your enamel. In the meantime, you can protect and strengthen your tooth enamel by regularly practicing the following three simple habits. 

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How to Maintain a Regular Flossing Schedule

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
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Learn how you can maintain your flossing schedule, no matter how busy life gets.

Flossing once a day is an essential part of regular dental care. However, when life gets busy, it may become difficult to make sure that you floss every day. Fortunately, there are multiple ways you can maintain a regular flossing schedule, no matter where you are or how much time you have. Read on to learn more about discrete and easy flossing alternatives and why flossing every day is ultimately so important. 

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How to Maintain Healthy Gums

Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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Learn how to maintain healthy gums and preserve your oral health.

When it comes to oral health, healthy gums are a vital component of proper oral health and hygiene. Without healthy gums, you can end up with poor oral hygiene habits and encounter several significant dental problems in the long run. Fortunately, maintaining proper oral health and healthy gums is easier than you may think. Maintaining healthy oral habits can help guarantee that your gums stay healthy as you age. The following are some of the primary ways you can ensure that you are maintaining healthy gums and proper oral health habits.

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How to Avoid the Effects of Sugar On Your Dental Health

Friday, January 15th, 2021
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Brushing your teeth is a great way to limit the effects of sugar on your teeth. Have your children practice this for excellent dental health!

Sugar is everywhere, not just in the cookies, candies, cakes, and other treats we love to indulge in. Most carbohydrates eventually break down into sugars, and there is also added sugar in many of the pre-packaged food products on the market. To avoid the negative effects of sugar on your teeth, follow these valuable tips.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Dental Care

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
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Consider making one of these New Year’s resolutions for dental care and improving your oral health.

Many people like to start a new year with a few resolutions. These can be difficult to stick to, but when you make a resolution that benefits your health, it can be extremely helpful to find ways to commit to that resolution. If you want to take better care of your teeth or gums, there are a few things you can do to maintain excellent oral health. Depending on what you want to improve, you may consider committing to any or all of the following New Year’s resolutions for your dental care. 

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Understanding Sensitive Teeth and Gums

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020
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Sensitive teeth and gums can result in pain when eating cold foods.

If you’ve never experienced sensitive teeth, you may not even realize how much you take your teeth and gums for granted. It’s easy to forget that they’re there when everything is working correctly, but they remind you quickly when pain flares up. Many people experience sensitive teeth or gums, especially to cold and hot foods or beverages. The sensitivity is treatable and preventable with proper oral care from a dentist and an excellent oral health routine that includes brushing and flossing.

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Protect Your Teeth From Bruxism and Seasonal Stress Grinding

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

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Is seasonal stress grinding your teeth down? Don’t let bruxism damage your teeth permanently.

The holiday season will create a significant amount of stress for individuals over the next two months. While this time can have many enjoyable elements, the stress produced by gift-buying, school assignments, work projects, family, and more can all contribute to bruxism. What is bruxism? This is the condition in which you clench and grind your teeth throughout the day and night. This clenching and grinding can become disruptive and lead to body pain and tooth sensitivity. If you believe you suffer from bruxism, read on to learn more about the symptoms and treatments, and schedule a consultation with your dentist as soon as possible. (more…)

Tips for Preventing Halloween Cavities

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

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Learn how to avoid the candy that causes Halloween cavities.

Halloween is a great time to have some fun, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Both children and adults can indulge in a variety of candy, but what isn’t so fun is visiting your dentist and finding you’ve developed new cavities! Fortunately, there are a few methods you can use to prevent kids from developing Halloween cavities.  (more…)

The Components of Daily Dental Care

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

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There are a few components that make up the recommended daily dental care routine.

Everyone wants to do what they can to keep their teeth healthy and strong. However, we may not always know what the best method is for doing that. How many times should we brush our teeth each day? What about flossing and using mouthwash? Read on to learn the recommended components of a daily rental routine.  (more…)