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How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush Head?

Your toothbrush is your ally in the fight against bacteria in your mouth. But toothbrushes aren’t meant to last forever. How long can expect your toothbrush head to last? Fortunately, the answer is made pretty easy as long as you know what to look for! When considering how often you should change your toothbrush head […]

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Tooth Restoration Options for a Perfect Smile

Your adult teeth are with you for your entire life, so they experience a lot! Tooth decay and other more direct types of damage can wear them down over the years. It’s likely that you will need a little help keeping your smile in its best condition beyond just what you can do at home. […]

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Eating Right: The Best Food for Healthy Teeth & Gums

Your smile requires a lot of maintenance to preserve! But it’s more than just brushing, flossing, and going to the dentist. Did you know that certain foods actually have a positive effect on your oral health? Your diet has a number of things associated with it that play a role in maintaining healthy teeth for […]

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Common Oral Care Mistakes that Lead to Dental Health Issues

Dental health is a daily chore. But even after years of brushing and flossing, thousands still experience dental health issues due to extremely common mistakes! There’s a good chance you don’t have a dentist looking over your shoulder every day, so you could be making these mistakes too! Read on to learn about some of […]

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Tips for Soothing Your Teething Baby

When you don’t feel good, sometimes your whole personality can change. The same is true for your baby. When their teeth begin to come in, they can often become a little cranky. So, how do you know if your baby is teething? What do you do for a teething baby and how can you help […]

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5 Facts About Fluoridated Water

The recent Flint Water Crisis has left many people questioning the safety of their tap water. Now more than ever, people are turning off the tap and switching to bottled, filtered, or distilled water because they contain fewer chemicals. But that poses another problem – the water from these sources isn’t fluoridated, which means it […]

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Prevention Tips & Safe Treatment for Pregnancy Gingivitis

Pregnancy is an exciting time in any soon-to-be mother’s life. You want to focus on planning for the new baby, not dealing with painful dental issues. However, pregnancy can significantly increase your risk for developing gum disease known as pregnancy gingivitis. Your dental health is important to you and your new child, so it’s important […]

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Tips for Healthy Teeth for Your New Year’s Resolution

The new year is a popular time to evaluate your past 365 days and look towards improving yourself. While many may choose to cut sugars out of their diet, or try to start that new hobby they’ve always said they would, focusing on healthy teeth could be the perfect New Year’s Resolution for you! After […]

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What Causes Dry Mouth?

Almost everyone experiences a dry mouth from time to time. Normal daily activity or unusual stressors can all be part of what causes dry mouth for you. For many, it’s a minor inconvenience; but when a dry mouth turns into a chronic condition, it can result in serious dental health problems with lasting ramifications! What […]

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I Chipped My Tooth – What Should I Do Now?

It happens in a split second and it’s never planned, but chipping a tooth is more common than you might think. Even though your teeth are tough – the enamel on them is the hardest substance in your body – they are still vulnerable to chipping. Some chips can happen from an act as simple […]

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