Brushing Best Practices: Should You Brush Before or After Breakfast?

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It’s a debate most of us have on the daily. You wake up after a refreshing night of sleep with morning breath. You’re looking forward to your hot cup of coffee and plate of bacon and eggs. Whether you’re put off by the idea of chasing toothpaste with a glass of orange juice or just want to make sure you …

How to Prevent Receding Gums

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Gum recession is all too common. Poor oral health often causes gums to pull back and form pockets between the gum and the tooth. These gaps tend to fill with bacteria, impacting the bone and tissue. When left untreated, receding gums can cause significant pain and even tooth loss. It’s important to note that gum recession is a gradual process. …

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 …

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 …

When is a Dental Extraction Necessary?

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When a task is difficult, we often use the phrase “like pulling teeth” to describe it. Nobody enjoys pulling teeth – not even dental professionals! Sometimes, though, nothing can be done to save a tooth. Damage, infections, and disease may make dental extractions necessary. Understanding such conditions can help you prevent them from occurring, allowing you to avoid a dental …