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The Hidden Dangers of Thumb-Sucking

The Hidden Dangers of Thumb-Sucking

About Thumb Sucking Thumb sucking is considered, by many, to be a very natural occurrence for children. When a child sucks their thumb, they may be reducing tension for themselves. Thumb sucking can help an infant to cope better, and it can help soothe your child to sleep. Unfortunately, thumb sucking may also pose problems […]

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The Best Food and Drinks for Oral Health

The Best Food and Drinks for Oral Health

Food and drinks can wreak havoc on your teeth. Sugar-filled snacks and beverages can cause cavities, increase plaque, and cause a host of other oral issues that could result in costly dental work. Choosing the correct beverages and snacks can not only promote oral health, but it can also ensure that the only dental visits […]

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3 Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Toothpaste

3 Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Toothpaste

Dental hygiene is an important part of daily life. Everyone wants their pearly whites to stand out in pictures, and no one wants to have to schedule extra procedures with their dentist. To keep the visits as just simple checkups, the right toothpaste could make all the difference. With the massive amount of variety available […]

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7 Easy Ways to Fight Bad Breath

7 Easy Ways to Fight Bad Breath

Bad breath can be embarrassing. Fortunately, there are a number of simple ways to fight it. A lot of instances of bad breath can be avoided with standard proper oral hygiene. In this post we’ll take a look at seven easy ways to combat bad breath… some will fairly “common sense,” but a few may […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC] – Your Guide to Oral Health

[INFOGRAPHIC] – Your Guide to Oral Health

In this infographic, we take a look at some best-practices when it comes to maintaining your oral health. We cover the essentials (brushing & flossing), the recommended (mouthwash and fluoride treatment), and optional treatment (various forms of whitening), plus proper techniques for each. But remember: nothing is a good substitute for regular check-ups at your […]

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Proper Flossing Technique

Proper Flossing Technique

This is a follow up to our previous post, “Creating A Flossing Habit to Keep Your Teeth Clean.” Sure, a flossing habit is important, but so is proper flossing technique. We’ve put together some quick tips to ensure you get the most benefit out of flossing. Before we dive in to actual technique, let’s quickly […]

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Creating a Flossing Habit to Keep Your Teeth Clean

Creating a Flossing Habit to Keep Your Teeth Clean

Daily brushing is essential for maintaining proper oral hygiene. But brushing alone isn’t enough… there’s no substitute for flossing your teeth. Many believe that if they use a mouthwash after brushing there’s no need to floss. While mouthwash is great, it can’t get little pieces of food and gunk out from deep between your teeth […]

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Making the Switch to an Electric Toothbrush

Making the Switch to an Electric Toothbrush

Everything you need to know to make the switch to an electric toothbrush: Electric toothbrushes have been gaining popularity since the 1990s and are recommended by most dentists. Here are some of the benefits of switching to an electric toothbrush: Electric toothbrushes require less physical effort to operate, making them easier to use and a […]

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Oral Hygiene for Children

Oral Hygiene for Children

We all want the best for our kids, and that includes insuring that they’re happy and healthy. Every parent wants their child to be as healthy as they can possibly be. Studies show that overall body health is heavily related to oral hygiene, so when you’re prioritizing your child’s health, make sure to prioritize their […]

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The Importance of Flossing

The Importance of Flossing

Every time we go to the dentist we are reminded about not flossing our teeth (unless you are one of the rare people that actually flosses). Often we will keep the routine up for a week or two before it falls to the wayside. Despite the norm of neglecting flossing, it is actually extremely important […]

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Invisalign for Straightening Your Teeth

Invisalign for Straightening Your Teeth

If you’ve always wanted a smile that stands out, having straight teeth can certainly help! If your smile could use a bit of straightening, look no further! You’re not alone, many residents in the San Marcos, TX area wish they had smiles that looked a bit better. Thanks to genetics, among other factors, we aren’t […]

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When to Replace Your Toothbrush

When to Replace Your Toothbrush

Toothbrushes are notorious for collecting millions of bacteria. It’s the perfect breeding ground for these little critters, and they thrive and multiply as time goes on. Toothpaste doesn’t kill them, and rinsing the bristles with water doesn’t get rid of the majority of them. According to the ADA (American Dental Association), bacterial infestations can develop […]

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Tips to Help Prevent & Treat Tooth Decay

Tips to Help Prevent & Treat Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the result of having an excess amount of acid-producing bacteria inside the mouth, which leads to cavities. Tooth decay normally occurs when the amount of healthy activity the mouth is outweighed by the disease causing activity; it is not directly linked to genetics like some may believe. Be sure to brush your […]

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How “Wisdom Teeth” Got Their Name

How “Wisdom Teeth” Got Their Name

Most people are familiar with the term “wisdom teeth,” but not many know why their third molars carry that nickname. They have been called “teeth of wisdom” since the 17th century, and were referred to as “wisdom teeth” around the turn of the 19th century. Third molars often come in much latter than a person’s […]

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Basic Dental Care—An Overview

Basic Dental Care—An Overview

How much do you know about fundamental dental care? It is something that encompasses brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis, visiting your dentist or dental hygienist regularly for checkups and for cleanings, and eating a diet that will bring freshness to your mouth. Such diets should have dairy products, vegetables, fruits and […]

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Different Types of Toothbrushes

Different Types of Toothbrushes

Have you replaced your toothbrush lately? Most experts recommend you don’t use a toothbrush longer than 3 to 4 months, as the bristles can begin to fall out or wear down, decreasing cleaning effectiveness. Before you make your next trip to the drug store, however, you might be interested in mixing things up a bit […]

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Common Causes of Enamel Decay

Common Causes of Enamel Decay

Enamel boasts the status of being the hardest substance in the body. This is rightfully so; it bares the burden of a lifetime of smashing and grinding food, all while protecting the sensitive internal structures of the tooth. Tough as it is, though, enamel isn’t invincible. It can be worn down over time, causing tooth […]

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Our New Site is Live!

Our New Site is Live!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve recently redesigned our site from the ground up! We hope you enjoy the new look, and we welcome any feedback and suggestions. Stay tuned to our blog, we’ll be sharing helpful dental health information to keep your smile looking great between visits.