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The At-Home Whitening Method Most People Prefer

At-Home Whitening

Whitening your smile can be achieved through teeth whitening options available in a dental office, but the ease of at-home teeth whitening products makes it a popular choice for many people. An exclusive Health Digest survey has discovered the ways that people prefer to whiten their teeth at home. Extrinsic stains affect superficial, outer tooth […]

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Do You Brush Your Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

Brush Your Teeth

There are two main camps when it comes to morning brushing: Those who wake up thinking, “Ew, I gotta get this sticky stuff off my teeth right now,” and those who figure they might as well wait until after breakfast to brush away the crumbs. Whichever camp you’re in, you may not have put much thought […]

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Things Dentists Learn About You By Inspecting Your Teeth

Dentists

Your teeth are with you every moment of the day. They are there for every bite of food, every sip of drink, and every word spoken. Though most people may not realize it, your teeth are a record of your lifestyle. Dentists are trained to recognize flaws and issues with your teeth, and as a […]

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Tips To Keep Up Your Dental Health On A Long Vacation

Dental

Going on a long vacation is exciting. You can look forward to experiencing something wild, something different, nothing like your everyday life! While some people manage to stick to their oral routine during their vacation, others tend to stray away from it. When you don’t brush or floss regularly for a prolonged period of time, […]

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Will Gum Disease Heal On Its Own?

Gum Disease

If you have been noticing your gums bleeding while brushing your teeth, this could be a sign of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. However, don’t think you’re alone. Over 47% of American adults aged 30 and older have some sort of gum disease. And the condition tends to worsen as you get older, […]

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Cavities In Baby Teeth? Why Some Kids Get Them

Cavities in Baby Teeth

What Causes Cavities in Baby Teeth? Several factors can influence a child’s chances of developing cavities. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, “tooth decay [and, in turn cavities are] caused by bacteria and other things. It [cavities] can happen when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) are left on the teeth. Such foods include milk, soda, […]

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What It Means If Your Teeth Hurt After Wearing A Mouth Guard

Mouth Guard

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a condition that can cause you to clench or gnash your teeth, either when you’re awake or asleep. If your teeth grinding is severe enough, it can cause tooth damage, headaches, and disorders of the jaw. In these cases, your doctor or dentist may recommend a one, which you can […]

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How To Remove Plaque From Teeth

Plaque

Plaque is a film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. Occurring naturally, good oral hygiene habits keep it at bay, and dental cleaning effectively removes it. However, if untreated, it can turn into a thicker buildup called tartar and lead to gum disease, tooth decay, cavities, and other dental issues. Though only dental treatment […]

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It’s Not Just Sugary Food That’s Responsible for Poor Oral Health

Oral Health

Brushing your teeth is essential for maintaining optimal oral health, but like most aspects of health, the full story is more complicated. As directors of the Center for Oral Health Research in Appalachia, we know firsthand that inequalities exist when it comes to oral health, including in children. Some people or groups have considerably more […]

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