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Toothpaste and Orange Juice – Not a Good Match

orange juice

Ever wonder why orange juice tastes so bad after you brush your teeth? You can thank sodium laureth sulfate, also known as sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) for ruining your drink, depending on which toothpaste you use. Both of these chemicals are surfactants — wetting […]

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Are Oral Piercings Safe?

Oral piercings

Oral piercings are a form of body art and self-expression that’s all the rage among teenagers and young adults. While piercings of the tongue, lip or cheek might seem safe because “everyone has them,” that’s not entirely true. The mouth is a moist place, which means it’s a breeding ground […]

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Hot Beverages Contribute to Tooth Staining

Hot Beverages

Estimates suggest that annually Americans consume 45 million pounds of caffeine from hot beverages. Hot coffee and teas are the most popular sources for the legal psychoactive stimulant drug. Both beverages are associated with having dental health perks as black coffee has been found to lower acid levels on teeth, […]

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Dental Care Checklist for Adults

Dental Care Checklist

Dental Care Checklist: Don’t let dental visits slide! Adult life can sometimes be a juggling act and it may feel like you just can’t find the time for a dental visit. But making time for regular dental visits now can help keep you out of the dental office in the […]

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Bad Habits Your Oral Health Would Like You to Break

bad habits

Bad Habits Did you know that a lot of little things you do (or don’t do) could be bad habits that are affecting your oral health? These include everything from not brushing or flossing enough, to eating too many sweets, to even using your teeth to open a bag of […]

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Crossbite

Crossbite

The clinical definition for a crossbite is “an abnormal relation of one or more teeth of one arch to the opposing tooth or teeth of the other arch, caused by deviation of tooth position or abnormal jaw position.” But unless you’re a health professional, this definition probably makes you say, […]

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Baby Boomers Beware: Aging and Tooth Root Decay

Aging and Tooth Root Decay

The development of tooth root decay is providing a new challenge for dentists — and for our aging population. Root decay is more difficult to treat than normal cavities — especially if the dental cavity travels under the gum line. Traditionally, dentists treat root decay the same way they treat […]

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Get A Beautiful White Smile With Our Back To School Special

beautiful white smile

Start the new school year off right – with a beautiful white smile! It’s been a crazy year, but it’s that time…. Back to School and Work! No more sitting behind a computer screen for classes and meetings. It’s time to get back to in-person interactions! And what’s the first […]

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What To Do In A Dental Emergency – Advice For Parents

Dental Emergency

Taking Action In A Dental Emergency A child’s early years are a time of learning, playing and new adventures. But as most parents know, childhood can come with its share of mishaps. Knowing what to do in case of a dental emergency, can save a lot of grief for you […]

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Dealing With Dental Emergencies While On Vacation? – What You Need To Know

Dental Emergency

Responding To Dental Emergencies Dental Emergencies – as vaccinations become more prevalent, travel restrictions are lifted and masks begin to come off, families and individuals are hurriedly making summer vacation plans to celebrate a sense of new found freedom. Whether you’re embarking on a road trip, taking a flight to […]

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