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The Benefits of Flossing: Why You Should Floss Every Time You Brush

When is the last time you brushed your teeth? How about the last time you flossed? If your answer wasn’t the same for both questions (and if it’s not “this morning”) then you’re probably not taking proper care of your teeth! You likely know that brushing is important, but if you don’t consider the benefits […]

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Caring for Baby Teeth to Help Your Child Avoid Cavities

Teething is a different experience for every child. Some experience it later than others, and some find it unbearable while others may adjust with little discomfort. But the most important thing is that you know how to take care of their teeth when they start to show. Caring for baby teeth is similar, but not […]

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Catch the Signs of a Cavity in Your Teeth Early to Prevent Pain & Tooth Loss!

If you’re between the ages of 20 and 64, you’ve almost certainly experienced a dental cavity. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 92 percent of adults in that age range have experienced at least one cavity in their permanent teeth. But not all of them know the signs of a cavity! […]

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Dental Emergency Tips to Reduce Pain & Avoid Long-term Damage

Scrapes and bruises are left to heal. When you break a bone, you know to head to the emergency room. But when a sudden injury or illness happens with your teeth or gums – what do you do? Don’t panic! Most dental emergencies aren’t life-threatening. Read on to learn dental emergency tips for handling the […]

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Is Gum Good for Your Teeth & Overall Oral Health?

You brush and floss every day, but somehow you still get the occasional cavity. What more can you do? Looking online or asking friends, you may come across several home remedies and solutions. One common suggestion is to start chewing gum! But is gum good for your teeth, or is it just another myth? Read […]

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The Dangers of Getting an Online Dental Pain Diagnosis

We use the internet for everything. Shopping, planning trips and more! But one thing you should be wary of is using the internet for diagnosing your medical worries. We often hear our patients mention that they looked to online resources for a dental pain diagnosis – and it’s concerning! While some of the information online […]

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What Are the Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush?

While humans have been using tools for oral health for thousands of years, the trusty toothbrush you’re familiar with was invented in the 1930s. It may still be an effective design today, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. Electric toothbrushes are the more modern version – but are there real benefits of an […]

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Do You Have Cavity-Prone Teeth?

Dental caries, more commonly known as cavities, are areas of the teeth that have been damaged due to bacteria. For most, cavities lead to sensitivity and pain, which requires a filling by a dentist to correct it. Certain lifestyle choices and behaviors lead to more cavity-prone teeth. The upside is that, when you know what […]

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What Smoking Does to Your Teeth & Gums

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. But you may not appreciate exactly what smoking does to your teeth and gums and why it’s so detrimental for your long-term health! If you’re a smoker, or know someone who is, this information can hopefully be the deciding factor to help quit! It’s not easy, […]

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How to Whiten Teeth Safely to Restore Your Brilliant Smile

Your first-impression relies a lot on your smile! But when your teeth aren’t as white as you’d like them to be, your first instinct is to hide them at all costs. If you want to restore their natural shine but don’t know how to whiten teeth safely, Walbridge Dental can help! Read on to discover […]

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