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Category: Oral Health

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
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
Everything You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery

Everything You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery

Wisdom teeth removal surgery may be common, but it still can be a little scary. Get the facts so you can go into your procedure with confidence! Wisdom teeth removal: it’s something that most people have to go through, and it can be scary — especially if you don’t know what to expect before, during,
Can I Really Use Strawberries for Teeth Whitening?

Can I Really Use Strawberries for Teeth Whitening?

The idea that strawberries can be used to whiten teeth has been around for a while, but does it really work? No — and it might actually do more harm than good. Find out why:  There’s a popular teeth whitening “hack” that’s been floating around for some time, and it involves using a paste made
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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 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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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

Environmentally-Friendly Toothbrushes

Are you passionate about caring for the environment? If so, you may be considering an environmentally friendly toothbrush. Traditional toothbrushes typically use a lot of plastic. Read our blog post where we give examples of some toothbrushes that can help keep our planet clean, and your teeth clean too.