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Protect Yourself From Bad Breath

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While bad breath is rather common, it’s also rather embarrassing and probably something you’d rather not face. So the best ways to keep your breath clean and fresh is by maintaining good dental care, making regular visits to an expert in family dentistry, and knowing what’s going to make your breath bad.

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5 Foolproof Ways to Avoid Tooth Decay

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The deterioration of tooth enamel is known as tooth decay. Enamel is the strong outer layer of your teeth, and when it is compromised, cavities develop. The root cause of most cavities is a buildup of plaque, a sticky, bacteria-laden film that forms on the surface of teeth. When you eat or drink foods and beverages containing sugars or starches, […]

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Beyond Braces – Understanding Orthodontic Treatments

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Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on correcting the misalignment of teeth and jaws. Traditionally, orthodontists provide braces for kids and adults who have crooked teeth. They also correct complex alignment problems that make teeth difficult to clean and lead to TMJ syndrome, tooth decay, gum disease, and early tooth loss. Offering both health benefits and improved appearance, […]

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What Can Be Done About Sensitive Teeth?

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Anyone who has ever felt a sudden rush of pain while biting into an ice cream cone will agree that tooth sensitivity is no fun at all. Whether the triggers of this type of discomfort happen to be cold drinks, hot foods or even particularly acidic items, sufferers everywhere would surely welcome a solution. Fortunately, sensitive teeth that result from […]

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Choose Carefully When Selecting a New Dentist

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Routine visits to the dentist are an essential part of any plan to keep teeth and gums healthy and to prevent oral health issues well into the future. Because the relationship you establish with a dentist is an important one, it pays to take great care in order to select a practice that is well suited to your specific needs […]

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Don’t Fall Victim to Gum Disease

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It would be difficult to go through life with bad breath and a toothless grin—at least it wouldn’t do much for your social life. Yet millions of Americans are suffering from gingivitis and periodontal disease. These conditions are more commonly known as inflammation of the gums and gum disease, respectively, and they can destroy the health, look, and smell of […]

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How to Handle a Dental Emergency

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Emergencies are an inevitable part of life and being prepared can make all the difference in the outcome of an emergency. Dental emergencies are no different than medical emergencies. Understanding what needs to be done in the event of an emergency dental situation can ensure that the victim retains the health of their teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues of the […]

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ADA-Approved Tooth Brushing Tips

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Good dental care starts at home. To keep your teeth and gums healthy for life, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth at least twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Choose a brush that fits the size and shape of your mouth, so you can reach all surface areas of your teeth easily. After using a brush for […]

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Treating Tooth Sensitivity

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Having sensitive teeth can take all the fun out of eating your favorite foods or drinking a cold beverage. You may even feel discomfort when breathing in cold air. If your tooth sensitivity is interfering with your life or getting steadily worse, seek dental care immediately to determine the root cause. An affordable dentist can determine the underlying problem and […]

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Bad Breath: Causes and Cures

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If your bad breath is scaring away your coworkers and ruining your social life despite your efforts to correct the problem, it may be time to for a family dentistry intervention. Good oral hygiene isn’t always enough to manage bad breath. Dental care professionals can help determine the underlying causes of severe halitosis. Here are a few of the most […]

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