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Category: General Dentistry

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How Often Should You Switch Your Toothbrush?

Replacing your toothbrush every three to four months is an important step in your dental hygiene routine that’s often overlooked.  The basics of dental hygiene are pretty easy to remember. Most of us know that we should brush our teeth twice a day, floss once daily, and visit the dentist at least twice a year.
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Do I Need to Use Mouthwash?

For the average person, mouthwash is not really necessary — although it can be an effective way to freshen up your breath.  Mouthwash is a great way to keep your breath fresh, and to rinse food particles out of your mouth after meals. But how necessary is it for your dental hygiene? There’s much debate
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Fluoride and Your Dental Health

Fluoride is a helpful mineral found in many tap water supplies that can strengthen enamel and improve long-term dental health.  Fluoride occurs naturally all around us — in rocks, in water, and even in the air we breathe. Fluoride can also be added to drinking water, in a process called fluoridation, which is common in
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How Diet Impacts Your Dental Health

Some foods can help improve your dental health, while others contribute to tooth decay. Learn more about how your diet impacts your teeth.  From a young age, we’re taught that candy, soda, and other sugary foods can cause cavities. But most people don’t know there are other foods that can negatively impact our dental health,
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Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist During the Pandemic?

Dental offices are experienced at preventing the spread of airborne illnesses, which makes going to the dentist a low-risk activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts recommend that everyone visit their dentist for a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. Dental visits are an important way to detect cavities and other harmful conditions, and
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How to Prevent Tartar Buildup

What is tartar? Is there anything you can do to prevent it? Here’s what you need to know. You’ve learned that it’s important to practice good dental hygiene, but do you know why? Many people would say it’s to reduce plaque (and they’d be right!) but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Tartar buildup
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Why Your Teeth Hurt When You Eat Hot or Cold Food

Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods is a common condition that has several different causes. In some cases, home remedies are enough to relieve temperature sensitivity — but sometimes you’ll need to visit a professional.  Ever wonder why other people seem perfectly comfortable biting into an ice cream cone, when just the thought of
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What to Do If You Chip Your Tooth

Chipped teeth might seem harmless, but even minor chips require attention from a dentist in order to prevent further damage.  Chipped teeth can be the result of biting into hard foods, opening plastic wrappers with your teeth, or simply going about your day-to-day life. Injuries to the mouth are another common cause — including trips

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.