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Category: General Dentistry

10 Ways to Make Your Oral Care Routine More Eco-Friendly

10 Ways to Make Your Oral Care Routine More Eco-Friendly

Follow these sustainable, environmentally-friendly dental health habits to improve tooth and gum care while supporting a cleaner planet and greener future. Being eco-friendly has been a trending topic for a while, but this issue is more pressing now than ever before. We’re at a critical turning point in preventing irreversible climate change, and it’s not
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Should You Try CocoFloss?

If you’re struggling to establish a flossing routine, Cocofloss — a strong, flexible, coconut dental floss — can help. Given that over 700 different species of bacteria live in your mouth and your toothbrush can only reach 65 percent of your teeth’s surfaces, flossing should be a crucial part of your daily dental hygiene routine.
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The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Just as some foods can damage your teeth and enamel, other foods can improve your dental health. It’s common knowledge that what you eat impacts your dental health. Starchy and sugary foods can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, which is why you should only consume sweets and sodas in moderation. However, those aren’t
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How to Check for Cavities at Home

If left untreated, cavities can lead to infection, tooth loss, root canals, crowns, implants, and more. Understanding how to identify a cavity in its early stages means more time for preventative measures to protect your teeth from decay. 92 percent of adults have cavities, or small holes in the tooth enamel. If left untreated, cavities
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Help! I Have Braces Stains!

If you’ve just gotten your braces off and noticed white spots or dark stains, you’re not alone. Caused by plaque buildup or decay, these stains can be an unfortunate side effect of braces and improper dental hygiene. When you get your braces off, you’re probably expecting your teeth to be straight and nearly perfect. Unfortunately,

How to Check for Gingivitis at Home

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. suffer from periodontal disease. Checking for gingivitis at home can help catch and prevent it from progressing into periodontitis. According to the CDC, nearly half of all adults in the U.S. suffer from periodontal disease. Gingivitis, a mild and common form of gum disease, commonly results from
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Signs of a Gum Abscess

A gum abscess is a serious condition that can become dangerous without immediate medical attention.  A gum abscess is a painful, potentially dangerous condition that results from an infection. It is often accompanied by swelling, pain, and redness, but not always — an early gum abscess might simply feel like a sensitive tooth. Because gum

The Relationship Between Migraines and Your Teeth

Everything from the weather to hormones can trigger migraines, but did you know that dental issues can also cause migraines? According to the Migraine Research Foundation, a billion people globally suffer from migraines. Though some use the words migraine and headache interchangeably, headaches are actually symptoms of migraines. Headaches can be unpleasant, are generally short-lived,
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Cavity Fillings in Baby Teeth — Are They Really Necessary?

If your child has a cavity in their baby teeth, you may be wondering if it’s worth the time and effort to get a filling. In most cases, the answer is yes. A common misconception parents have is that it’s not worth the time, effort, or money to fill in cavities in baby teeth because

Taking Care of Your Toothbrush the Right Way

Keeping your toothbrush in good condition is essential for good dental hygiene. Here’s how you can make sure your toothbrush gets the job done! Properly caring for your toothbrush is almost a no-brainer. But how exactly do you maintain your toothbrush? We hear of so many different methods — including a few common myths —