Safe Storage for Family Toothbrushes

Posted by on March 15, 2019

A toothbrush is the first defense against tooth decay and gingivitis, so it makes sense to ensure that this inexpensive tool is stored and maintained so it can do its job well. Safe storage for family toothbrushes isn’t difficult or complex, bu...

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: Shielding Your Baby’s Teeth

Posted by on March 13, 2019

Tooth decay that occurs in infants or toddlers is commonly referred to as baby bottle tooth decay or early childhood caries (ECC). It is the most common disease found in children in the United States, more than asthma, according to the Oral Health in...

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Study Links Oral Bacteria with Obesity

Posted by on March 12, 2019

Results of research published in the Journal of Dental Research suggest that oral bacteria may serve as a marker for the development of obesity. Due to concern about the increasing prevalence of overweight people, researchers at The Forsyth Institute...

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Is Nail Biting Harmful to Teeth

Posted by on March 11, 2019

Nail biting can be a hard habit to break — but it can be very harmful to your teeth! Children and even adults who bite their nails could crack, chip or wear down their front teeth from the stress caused by biting, according to the Academy of Genera...

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Dental Floss: Make the Most of Your Flossing Session

Posted by on March 9, 2019

It’s the question every dentist asks: “Do you floss daily?” If you respond “No,” get ready for a lecture. Adding another step to your oral hygiene routine might seem like too much work, but there are big benefits to maki...

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Chewing Tips After a Filling

Posted by on March 6, 2019

After you get a filling in one or more of your teeth, soreness and tooth sensitivity may persist for hours, or even days, after you leave the dentist’s office. This can make eating and drinking an uncomfortable affair. Luckily, by following som...

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How to Fight Mouth Germs and Keep Your Smile Healthy

Posted by on March 5, 2019

Does the thought of mouth germs taking up residence on your teeth make you feel a little uncomfortable? It should! Masses of harmful microorganisms in the mouth can form plaque, the sticky substance that adheres to the teeth and gumline. Plaque can r...

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Other Types of Teeth

Posted by on March 4, 2019

Our Last Blog post was about the four types of teeth. Today we are looking at other types of teeth. Supernumerary Teeth Sometimes teeth develop outside of their normal process, and one example of this is supernumerary teeth. The normal tooth count in...

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Learn About Four Types of Teeth

Most people know there are different types of teeth in a persons mouth, but do you know what they are and what they are for? Teeth help you bite and chew food, but they also help you speak and support your facial structure. There are four main types ...

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Dental Plaque Germs: What You Need to Know

Have you ever stopped to think about gum disease? The damage dental plaque germs cause can be permanent, but you can fight the germs with toothpaste, a toothbrush and dental floss. Read on to learn more about plaque and ways to protect your teeth and...

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Cavities in Toddlers: The Surprising Truth

According to The New York Times, cavities in toddlers and preschoolers are on the rise. Moreover, it’s not just one cavity here and there; dentists nationwide are reporting an increasing number of preschoolers with six to ten cavities or more. ...

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Sweetened Medications Can Cause Cavities

Now that cold and flu season is in full swing, parents should remember to protect their child’s dental health while they’re giving them over-the-counter medications and cough syrups. These medicines, say researchers in the journal General Dentist...

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