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Category: General Dentistry

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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
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Is Seltzer Really Bad for Your Teeth?

Here’s what you need to know about carbonation, how it can affect your teeth, and whether or not sparkling water is actually bad for you.  We all know that staying hydrated throughout the day is key to staying healthy. Many people drink sparkling water to add a little fizzy fun to their daily water intake,
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Treatment Options for Overbites and Underbites

Malocclusion — also known as overbites and underbites — can be corrected with a number of different treatments that each offer unique advantages.  Overbites, underbites, and crossbites are all variations of a condition known as malocclusion— an improper alignment of the jaws. All three are common orthodontic issues, but when left untreated, they can lead
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Can You Really Get “Mask Mouth?”

If you’re experiencing bad breath or other dental issues, your mask isn’t to blame.  To stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, most of us are following medical advice and wearing face masks in public to protect ourselves and others. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation about the efficacy and safety of masks out there.
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Is the Waterpik Better Than Floss?

Water flossing might seem like an appealing alternative to traditional flossing, but it shouldn’t be used as a replacement for traditional dental floss.  In the past decade, water flossers have quickly become a popular component of many people’s dental hygiene routines. Water flossers like Waterpik help to remove dental plaque using pressurized water — all
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7 Tips for an Anxiety-Free Dental Visit

Do you dread going to the dentist? A little nervousness is normal — but don’t let your anxiety stop you from taking care of your oral health. Afraid to go to the dentist? You’re not alone. Many people feel anxious before their semi-annual dental visit. Fear of the dentist is usually rooted in a fear