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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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[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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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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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 […]