Buying Guide for Toothbrushes

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Brush and floss every day! It’s a refrain you hear for most of your life: from your dentist, from dental commercials, from your parents (hopefully!) We’ve all heard it before, but it bears repeating: regularly brushing your teeth is one of the single most beneficial things for your dental health. But not all toothbrushes are created equal, and these days …

What’s in a Professional Teeth Cleaning?

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Let’s say you have great dental hygiene habits. You brush as directed, floss every day, and consume sugary and acidic foods in moderation. Your teeth are pearly white, your breath is great, and you can’t remember the last time you had a cavity. Yet your dentist wants you to come in every six months for a cleaning. Why? No matter …

Wisdom Teeth: What’s the Big Deal?

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If you grow up in America with regular dental care, getting your wisdom teeth removed is a sort of rite of passage. Typically appearing around age 17-21, they’re known for causing pain and potential dental problems in the future. But for many patients, wisdom teeth may not cause any pain or do anything to make you acknowledge their presence. So …

The Truth About Seltzer: A Healthy Alternative?

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Just about everyone loves soda, even if they don’t drink it regularly. But over the past ten years, consumption has been steadily declining as concerns about its sugar content – among other things – steer people away from the sweet, fizzy beverages. Perhaps that gap between desire and responsibility is why seltzer water has exploded onto the scene. Multiple brands …

The Root Canal: Three Misconceptions

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Few medical procedures are so dreaded that they become metaphors for pain and discomfort. The root canal is one of those, and just hearing the name can trigger visions of intense pain, sharp needles and whirring drills. The root canal’s reputation is undeserved. In the modern era of dentistry, root canals are nothing to fear! They are incredibly routine procedures …

Invisalign or Braces? Your Options

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Braces are extremely common, so common that over 4 million Americans wear them. But not everyone wants traditional metal-style braces. Some people find them uncomfortable or hard to maintain. Some people don’t like the aesthetic, often associated with teenagers (even though 25% of braces-wearers are adults.) But in recent years, a new alternative has emerged: Invisalign. Klooster Family Dentistry is …

Why Getting Your Teeth Examined is So Important

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Few people relish the idea of going to the dentist, but it is crucial to your oral (and total) health that you schedule an examination at least once every year. At Klooster Family Dentistry, we make visits as simple, stress-free, and fun as possible, with a Kids’ Nook to put children at ease, sedation dentistry for all ages, and friendly …