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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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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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The Worst Foods That Damage Teeth

Beware the sweet tooth! Many of the treats you crave are the very thing that may cause that sweet tooth to be a problem tooth…or worse, one that is beyond repair! Temptations wouldn’t be called temptations if they were easy to avoid! Interestingly enough, many times troublesome treats that can harm your teeth are not […]

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How to Reduce Toothache Pain at Home

Few pains are as crippling as a severe toothache. Even mild toothaches pulse with pain throughout the day, causing a distraction that prevents you from enjoying your day. If you can’t make the time to see your dentist right away, you need to know how to reduce toothache pain yourself. There are several home remedies […]

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Plan for Your Baby’s First Dental Checkup

Few things are as important as the health of your baby. In addition to the numerous pediatrician visits that you’ve undoubtedly scheduled, it’s important not to forget that your baby’s oral development will impact their whole lives. As your child reaches six months, it’s time to start thinking about the baby’s first dental checkup.  When […]

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The 4 Best Dental Apps for Developing Healthy Brushing Habits

It’s not always easy to keep your teeth clean. Food particles, bacteria and plaque are hard to spot, particularly in the deeper corners of the mouth. That’s why it’s critical for parents to teach their children healthy brushing habits. One clever way to get your child focused on proper brushing is using fun and engaging […]

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FAQs About Sports Guards for Athletes

Gum disease and tooth decay aren’t the only ways to cause damage to your natural smile. Accidents and injuries to the mouth are common – especially for athletes. The best way to prevent tooth loss and other damage to your mouth is with the use of a sports guard. With three major categories of sports […]

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How to Keep Your Child Cavity-Free

Concerned about cavities?  Cavities are a common problem for children between the ages of 6- 14.  But not to worry!  Walbridge Dental is here to offer some guidelines to help you keep your son or daughter cavity-free. First Dental Visit The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that your child have his first dental visit by […]

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Reduce Tooth Decay: The Latest Study

Have you read the July issue of The Journal of The American Dental Association (JADA)? If so, you’ve heard the latest news about the effects of beverages on plaque. The study was released in July 2013, and examined how beverage choice affected dental plaque in individuals. Details: The Study The University of Illinois at Chicago’s […]

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