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8 Everyday Habits That Harm Your Smile

8 Everyday Habits That Harm Your SmileHabits

Your teeth are supposed to last a lifetime. But some common habits could be reducing the durability of your teeth without you even realizing it.

By recognizing the habits that can compromise the structure and health of your smile, you can take steps to protect it.

  1. Avoiding Regular Dental Care

Many individuals skip regular dental cleanings or avoid ...

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7 Surprising Foods That Are Staining Your Teeth

7 Surprising Foods That Are Staining Your TeethStains

Wine, coffee and tea–it’s the trifecta of tooth-staining foods that almost everyone knows to avoid in order to protect their pearly whites. These beverages, however, are just the beginning of a long list of foods that can sabotage your smile, and chances are that many are flying undetected right under your very nose! From condiments to ...

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7 Dental Hacks to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

7 Dental Hacks to Protect Your Child’s SmileHacks

Take notes, tired parents! If you’ve all but emptied your bag of tricks to get your little one to brush and floss regularly, there are still a few more cards you can put up your sleeve to help keep smiles cavity-free.

Give these sneaky (yet proven) dental hacks a try to preserve your child’s oral health:

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5 Ways to Fresher Breath in the Morning

5 Ways to Fresher Breath in the MorningBreath

Love waking up to the smell of coffee? Think twice before you reach for a cup! Your daily dose of Joe — and other habits that can easily escape your notice — could be giving you a bad case of morning breath. But fear not! Bad breath, or “halitosis”, doesn’t have to ruin your day. Nip ...

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5 Smart Questions to Ask Your Dentist

5 Smart Questions to Ask Your DentistQuestions

Have a dental appointment scheduled sometime soon? Sit back, relax and get ready to open your mouth – but not just to have it examined! Taking your smile to the next level involves more than just a routine checkup and cleaning; for truly noticeable changes, you’ll need to start off by having an in-depth chat with your ...

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4 Dental Do’s For Expectant Mothers

4 Dental Do’s For Expectant MothersPregnant

Free up some time in your calendars, moms-to-be! The OB-GYN visits may be coming fast and furious, but believe it or not, there’s someone else you need to be seeing to protect your health and that of your baby: your dentist.

All the changes that come with your rapidly growing bump — and perhaps some common, yet misplaced fears ...

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Prevent cavities

Tooth decay can begin as soon as a baby’s teeth come in.  Decay in baby teeth can cause pain.  If decay is not treated, it can destroy your child’s teeth.  An abscess (pus filled sac) from an untreated cavity can cause serious or even deadly infections.  And children with tooth decay may have trouble eating, so they don’t get enough vitamins and minerals to grow up healthy.

When plaque on teeth (a sticky film of bacteria and bits of food) uses ...

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Baby’s first teeth

To give your child a healthy start in life, it’s important to take care of his or her teeth and gums.  That’s because if dental disease is not treated, it can cause serious health problems.

Your child’s baby (primary) teeth are important.  These teeth help your child chew and speak normally.  Baby teeth also hold space in the jaws for the adult (permanent) teeth that come in later.

A baby’s teeth start to come in (erupt) when the baby is about six ...

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Why do we have wisdom teeth?

Our adolescent patients are often anxious about wisdom teeth.  Family members and peers share stories of what happened to their wisdom teeth.

Often these stories create more questions.  Why do so many people need to have them removed?  Does everyone need to have them removed?  What will happen to my wisdom teeth?  And why are wisdom teeth even a thing?  Why do we have them?

The answer to these questions and more can be found in the video below from the Department ...

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Talking about loose teeth

Kids love to talk about teeth.  Our youngest patients love to talk about how many teeth they have.  And our bigger patients love to talk about how many teeth are falling out.  Kids love a loose tooth.  They love to discuss them.  They love to wiggle them.  They love to talk about which of their friends have one.  And they love to know when their next tooth will fall out because they love to know when the tooth fairy is ...

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