Which Type of Floss Should You Use?

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Brushing your teeth twice daily helps keep your mouth healthy and free of cavities. When you’re just brushing and not flossing, though, you’re only cleaning about 60 percent of your teeth’s surfaces. Floss reaches where toothbrushes cannot, removing food and plaque that causes infections, cavities, and even periodontal disease. Many people will admit they don’t floss regularly. They say it …

Three Tips to Reduce Dental Anxiety

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Ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist? You’re not alone – millions of people experience dental anxiety. Some are scared the visit might hurt. Others are nervous that it’s been a while since their last visit and feel uncertain about what the dentist may find. No matter the reason, it’s important not to let dental anxiety jeopardize …

Social Media Dental Trends That Can Damage Your Teeth

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Social media is a great way to connect with friends, learn new things, and discover fun “life hacks” to make our lives more efficient. While there’s no denying the convenience and entertainment factor of such hacks, they can be downright dangerous sometimes. Here are some social media dental trends we’d recommend skipping: DIY Teeth Whitening Coffee, red wine, and tea …

What Parents Should Know About Kids Losing Baby Teeth

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Childhood milestones are exciting for kids and their parents alike. When a child feels their baby teeth start to wiggle, though, some parents feel panicked. Losing baby teeth is a universal experience that’s totally normal and healthy, but it can still lead to confusion for parents. Here’s what you should know about this important milestone: Timeline for Baby Teeth Loss …

How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

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Pop quiz: when was the last time you replaced your toothbrush? While we frequently toss out expired food, beauty products, and cleaning solutions, we often forget about our dental hygiene tools. If you’re hoping to maintain the integrity of your oral health, though, it’s important to replace your toothbrush frequently. When to Change Your Toothbrush The American Dental Association recommends …

Dental Safety for Youth Sports

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Each year, seven million young athletes will become injured while playing their favorite sports. In fact, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation estimates about three million kids have their teeth knocked out in sporting events annually. While these statistics sound frightening, the right athletic gear can help keep your child safe on the field or court.  Protecting the teeth of …

Stress and Oral Health

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The world can be a stressful place. From turbulent current events to pressure at work or in your personal life, stress can begin to impact your oral health. At increased levels, stress hormones can lower your immunity and make you more susceptible to periodontal disease. Stressed out people are also more likely to indulge in bad habits like smoking, too. …

Busting Three Myths About Fluoride

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Whether you’re brushing at home or getting a professional cleaning, there’s one substance prized above all others for protecting your teeth: fluoride. A naturally occurring mineral in the Earth’s crust and water, fluoride is present in nearly all dental products. Unfortunately in our age of misinformation, a number of myths persist about fluoride. The truth is that when used as …