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Transform Your Smile

Your Smile

Your smile enables you to make an excellent first impression while maintaining great overall health. Feeling great about your teeth lets you exude happiness and self-confidence, enhancing interpersonal connections. Feeling mortified by your smile makes you retreat from others, adversely impacting career opportunities, social circles, and other life aspects. However, […]

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What’s Causing Your Bad Breath?

Bad Breath

Bad breath can be a nuisance, but for some people, chronic bad breath, can be a source of anxiety and impact their quality of life. While there are several possible causes of halitosis, the main culprit is usually poor oral hygiene or diet. We take a look at some possible […]

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You Should Never Brush Your Teeth Right After Drinking Coffee

Coffee

Coffee is a popular morning beverage option While you’re in the clear whether you choose to drink water before or after brushing, you might be wondering if the same flexibility applies when it comes to coffee. Brushing your teeth right after getting your caffeine fix is strongly discouraged. Foods and […]

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Floss or Brush First? What Is Best?

Floss or Brush

When you floss or brush your teeth, you don’t think twice about the order in which you do it. It’s best to floss before brushing your teeth rather than after. “Not only does it help dislodge food wedged between your teeth, but it also helps to reduce bad breath and […]

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How Can Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities?

Dental Sealants

During your child’s next 6 month check-up, ask your pediatric dentist about dental sealants and how they can prevent cavities. In many cases, it is nearly impossible for children to clean the tiny grooves in their teeth – especially those molars in the back of their mouths. This is where […]

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Five Ways You Can Avoid A Dental Infection

Dental Infection

Dental Infection A dental infection is an infection of the mouth, teeth, gums, or jawbone. Several things can cause it decay trauma surgery poor oral hygiene The most common symptom of dental infection is pain. Other symptoms include: swelling redness tenderness pus discharge A dental infection can spread to other […]

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You Shouldn’t Rinse Your Teeth With Water After Brushing

Rinsing your teeth with water after brushing

Rinsing your teeth with water after brushing is a step you can start skipping for good I used to rinse thoroughly after brushing my teeth to remove any remnants of toothpaste left in my mouth. That is until I found out from a dentist’s TikTok video that it isn’t the […]

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6 Tips To Up Your Dental Home Care Game

Dental Home Care

Following these six straightforward suggestions for dental home care can improve your oral health Going to the dentist does not rank among many people’s favorite things to do. However, regular appointments with your hygienist are critical to your oral health. If going to the dentist is not your favorite, here […]

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Nutrition and Oral Health

Oral Health

Diet and Nutrition are significant influencers of oral health While nutrition can be defined as the micro- (vitamins and minerals) and macro- (carbohydrates, protein, and fat) nutrients as they relate to the body’s dietary needs, diet refers to the specific foods consumed. The relationship that diet and nutrition have with oral health is […]

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Mouthrinse (Mouthwash)

Mouthrinse

Mouthrinse may be a helpful addition to the daily oral hygiene routine for some people. Like interdental cleaners, mouthrinse offers the benefit of reaching areas not easily accessed by a toothbrush. The question of whether to rinse before or after brushing may depend on personal preference; however, to maximize benefit […]

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