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Preventing Tooth Decay

Preventing Tooth Decay

After you lose your baby teeth, the teeth that grow in are those that you’ll be stuck with for the rest of your life. There isn’t another set that will magically grow in if you lose an adult tooth. Because of that, it’s vital that you maintain excellent oral health. While there are always measures […]

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Charcoal Toothpaste: Dental Pros &#038; Cons <br/><span style="font-size:60%;">Teeth Cleaning Tips From Our San Marcos Dentist</span>

Charcoal Toothpaste: Dental Pros & Cons
Teeth Cleaning Tips From Our San Marcos Dentist

Many people have wondered about charcoal toothpaste. Charcoal is currently very popular and is being used in a variety of different areas. You’ll find it in many applications including facials, vitamins, soap, and even shampoos. Recently, charcoal toothpaste is gaining in popularity for dental care. What is ‘Activated’ Charcoal? Charcoal is the substance left after […]

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Keeping Your Gums In Good Health

Keeping Your Gums In Good Health

You already know that you need to take good care of your teeth, but taking care of your gums is equally, if not more, important. Gums are the support system for your teeth, bones, and connecting tissue. Without healthy gums, your teeth wouldn’t have a place to thrive. Unhealthy gums could lead to gum disease […]

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Tongue Love: Keeping Your Tongue Clean

Tongue Love: Keeping Your Tongue Clean

Everyone knows how important it is to make sure that you care for your teeth properly and on a regular basis. Did you know that your tongue needs daily care as well? Why Your Tongue Needs Cleaning There are many reasons to keep your tongue as fresh and clean as your teeth. For one, your […]

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The Effects of Smoking on Oral Health

The Effects of Smoking on Oral Health

By now, you’ve seen all of the commercials and read the countless amount of anti-smoking pamphlets and articles that tell you how bad smoking is for your body. Besides knowing what it can do to your lungs, there are a few things you should know when it comes to your teeth, tongue, lips, gums and […]

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Ways to Make Game Day Snacks Healthier

Ways to Make Game Day Snacks Healthier

Game day is fun to watch with a group of friends. Many people find that watching the game can be even more fun when watching it with snacks as well as friends. However, many game day snacks can be calorie laden and filled with fat. This doesn’t have to be the case at all. As […]

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10 Worst Behaviors For Teeth

10 Worst Behaviors For Teeth

Everyone wants a great looking smile, and most people probably believe they make a decent effort to take care of their teeth. Unfortunately, despite regular brushing and flossing, many people find themselves dissatisfied with their teeth. Perhaps even worse they may need detailed dental work done to correct problems. There are some specific behaviors that […]

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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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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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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 […]