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Am I Allergic to My Toothpaste?

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
Can I Use My Own Plaque Scraper at Home?

Can I Use My Own Plaque Scraper at Home?

You’ve probably seen plaque scrapers sold on the Internet. Maybe you’ve asked yourself, “Should you buy one?” The answer is no, and we’ll tell you why. Do-it-yourself may be fine for home projects, but is it right for your dental care? Although a diligent oral care regimen at home is essential for healthy teeth, some
I Just Got a Filling. What Now?

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.
Dental Tape vs Dental Floss

Dental Tape vs Dental Floss

When it comes to flossing, you have options. Dental floss and dental tape are effective tools for cleaning between your teeth — as long as you know how to use them correctly. You’ve probably been hearing that you should floss each day since you were a child. From your parents to your dentists, everyone seems to
Everything You Need to Know About Tonsil Removal

Everything You Need to Know About Tonsil Removal

Today, many people get their tonsils removed for a variety of reasons. Read on if you’re getting a tonsillectomy so you know what to expect!  A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure in which the tonsils are removed. Tonsil removal can treat infections and inflammation, such as frequently-occuring tonsillitis. You may also need a tonsillectomy for
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’s Up With Blue Or Gray Teeth? 7 Causes and the 3 best ways to fix them

Blue Or Gray Teeth: 7 Causes and 3 Ways to Fix Them

Everyone knows that anything from smoking to poor oral hygiene can result in yellow teeth. As such, having a blue or gray tooth can be scary. Here’s what you need to know. You probably know that everything from smoking to poor oral hygiene can result in yellow stains on your teeth. But what’s up with
How Much Does Thumb Sucking Affect My Child’s Teeth?

How Much Does Thumb Sucking Affect My Child’s Teeth?

Sucking is a natural reflex that starts in the womb, but it can wreak havoc on your child’s mouth and teeth if they continue to suck their thumbs after turning four. Most children suck their thumbs at one point or another. If your child continues to suck their thumb after the age of four or
What to Expect During your Dental Crown Procedure

What to Expect During your Dental Crown Procedure

Getting a dental crown procedure the first time and not sure what to expect? Here’s everything you need to know. A dental crown is a cap that covers a tooth in order to restore, protect, and preserve it. It helps stabilize the tooth, stops the spread of decay, and ensures your smile looks and feels
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