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Category: General Dentistry

7 Tips to Keep Your Smile Looking Fresh and Youthful

Turn back the clock by practicing these seven tricks for a more youthful smile.  Did you know that your teeth can say a lot about your age? Aging can have a noticeable impact on your smile, and as you get older the appearance of your teeth and gums can add years to your chronological age. 
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What Happens If You Don’t Floss?

If you’re not flossing, you’re putting your dental health at risk. Here’s what you need to know about the importance of this daily practice.  It’s no secret that lots of people hate to floss. It’s occasionally slimy, takes time out of your day, and there’s no immediate payoff like the minty fresh feeling you get

What Type of Filling is Right for You?

There are several types of dental fillings, each with its own benefits. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each. Millions of Americans get dental fillings every year, but few are familiar with the different types of fillings and their benefits. Whether you’re preparing for your first filling, or you’ve gotten several before, understanding
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5 Myths About Candy and Teeth

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about how candy affects your teeth — get all the facts straight before Halloween night. It’s that time of year again — costumes, ghouls, and jack-o-lantern buckets filled to the brim with candy. Over 600 million pounds of candy are sold in the United States each year during
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Alcohol’s Effects on Your Oral Health

Could your favorite cocktail be compromising your oral health? Here’s what you need to know. As the holiday season approaches, there are plenty of opportunities to (safely) gather with loved ones and celebrate good times, even if you have to do so virtually. Celebrations often come with a bubbly alcoholic beverage or two, and most
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Are You Worried About Sensitive Teeth After Whitening?

Teeth sensitivity after whitening isn’t permanent, but it can be uncomfortable. Follow these five tips to manage any post-whitening pain. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular ways to add some extra sparkle to your smile before a special event like a wedding or job interview. In just a few hours you can make
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Brushing Your Teeth in the Shower — Gross, or No Big Deal?

Is it unsanitary or just more efficient? We break down the debate about brushing your teeth while you shower. While brushing your teeth in the shower isn’t an extremely common practice, one dental health survey has found that around 4 percent of Americans maintain this habit — or between 13 and 15 million people. This
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What Causes Bad Breath?

Everyone gets bad breath from time to time, but long-lasting bad breath can indicate a serious issue. Here’s what you need to know. Morning breath, coffee breath, garlic breath — everybody suffers from bad breath from time to time. In fact, according to the Bad Breath Institute, 35 to 45 percent of people in the
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5 Easy Tips to Prevent Teeth Stains

If your teeth are looking a little dull, there are many things you can do to prevent future stains — start with these five easy tips. Everyone wants to have a bright, stain-free smile. When you have white teeth, you exude confidence from the inside-out, and your friends and you can see the benefits of