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Category: Health And Wellness

How Can I Still Eat Apples With Braces?

How Can I Still Eat Apples With Braces?

When you get braces, you have to give up some foods, including whole apples. Luckily, you can still eat apples with braces. You just need to eat them the right way. When you got your braces, your orthodontist probably went over how to properly care for them, as well as a list of foods you
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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

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?

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.
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How Smoking Affects Your Dental Health

Smoking tobacco can have damaging effects on your dental health, from stained teeth to oral cancer. Find out how you can protect your smile. Smoking, especially long-term, can negatively impact many different aspects of your dental health. When you smoke, the combination of chemicals you inhale can lead to cosmetic issues like tooth discoloration, as
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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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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