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Category: Health And Wellness

Can I Give My Infant Fluoride Drops?

Fluoride drops are a simple and safe way to make your child’s primary and permanent teeth stronger. Learn when and how to introduce them safely. You’ve probably heard about the importance of fluoride when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy. But did you know that it can also be extremely beneficial for preventing tooth

How Probiotics Can Help Your Oral Health

Probiotics are often taken to help with digestive health. But can this “good bacteria” keep your mouth healthy and decay-free? Probiotics have become the latest buzzword in nutritional supplements. Used primarily to boost digestive health, probiotics are so-called “good” bacteria that balance out the bad bacteria in our bodies. Because our bodies produce both naturally

Can My Dentist Treat My Sleep Apnea?

Waking up tired and irritable? It could be due to sleep apnea — and your dentist can help. Restorative sleep is essential for your well-being. Without it, you’ll wake up groggy and irritable. Yet for people with sleep apnea, enjoying forty winks every night is nearly impossible. The American Sleep Apnea Association estimates the disorder

Good Oral Health Can Help Keep COVID-19 Away

Everyone wants to avoid catching COVID-19. Maintaining good oral hygiene is an excellent place to start. Did you know that there’s a connection between COVID-19 and your oral health? Poor oral health has been linked to a host of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease and diabetes. It shouldn’t be surprising then that the condition

Dry Mouth Toothpaste: Does It Actually Work?

If you have dry mouth, you may be wondering if dry mouth toothpaste actually works. The short answer is yes — as long as you pick the right one. Not only is dry mouth uncomfortable, but it can also lead to bad breath, cavities, and tooth decay. Luckily, there are a few things you can do

What Does It Mean to Have Soft Teeth?

Have you ever heard someone say that they have ‘soft teeth’ and wondered what they meant? 96 percent of your teeth’s enamel is composed of minerals, making this outer, protective layer of your teeth your body’s hardest substance, and people with dental decay often blame their genetics and ‘soft teeth.’ However, most individuals have ‘soft’

Is It Safe to Get Dental X-Rays While Pregnant?

It’s a common misconception that dental x-rays are dangerous for pregnant women. The surge of pregnancy hormones actually make you more susceptible to gum disease, thus increasing the necessity of dental x-rays. If you’re pregnant, you may have heard the common misconception that getting dental x-rays while pregnant is dangerous for the fetus. However, the

How Poor Oral Hygiene Impacts your Dating Game

If you’re looking for your perfect match, having a healthy smile is more important than you might think! Here’s everything you need to know. A recent survey by Match.com showed a great smile is the single most important factor for both men and women choosing potential partners. 71% of women and 58% of men said

What is Pregnancy Gingivitis?

Those who are pregnant have a higher risk of developing gingivitis. At Espire Dental, we can help you understand, prevent, and treat pregnancy gingivitis. If you’ve read our other articles about pregnancy and dental health, you’ll remember that pregnant women are at an increased risk of gingivitis. In fact, between 60 and 70% of women
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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.