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Four Alternatives to Veneers

Veneers fix many dental issues, but they can be pricey and not right for every situation. Learn about your options beyond veneers.  Veneers are like the Swiss Army knife of dental fixes. Capable of correcting everything from stained and chipped teeth to misaligned or misshapen teeth, these thin coatings of porcelain or composite resin are

Are You a Diabetes Patient? Here’s How to Maintain That Healthy Mouth!

Diabetes doesn’t only affect how your body processes sugar. It can also impact your teeth and gums if you don’t take care of your oral health! Diabetes affects your entire body — including your mouth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34.2 million Americans (roughly one in 10) have diabetes, a disease

How to Combat Mask Mouth

Yes — there is such a thing as mask mouth, and you’re not alone! But there are ways you can combat it.  The COVD-19 pandemic normalized wearing masks around the mouth to stop the spread of the virus. Although some COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, masks are still required in most settings, especially public indoor

The Benefits of Chewing Gum

Indulging in a stick of gum isn’t bad for your teeth — that is, if you choose the right kind. Chewing gum dates back to ancient times. At a site in Sweden, archeologists discovered tooth impressions of children and adolescents dating back 9,000 years with bits of birch bark tar, indicating that they chewed gum.

Am I Allergic to My Toothpaste?

Although just less than 1% of the population has a contact allergy to toothpaste, you should still know the signs of an allergic reaction. With countless varieties of toothpaste on the market today, finding the right one can be tough. After all, you’ll want to take into account the flavor, brand, type, list of active

I Just Got a Filling. What Now?

Getting a filling is one thing, but what happens when you leave the dental office? Get tips on keeping your mouth healthy beyond the dentist’s chair. We all know that maintaining oral health is important, but despite that, very few people escape needing tooth fillings at some point in their lives — particularly in childhood.

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

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