The Benefits of Bonded Retainers

Wearing a retainer isn’t fun, especially when you’re young and you don’t want to listen to your dentist. Consistently using your retainer, however, is a really important part of maintaining tooth alignment after adjustment. Without it, your teeth will drift … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

It’s easy to think that using your toothbrush is enough to keep it clean (after all, it cleans your teeth), but dirty toothbrushes are more common than you’d think. If you’re keeping your toothbrush in a cup by your sink, … Continue reading

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The Truth About Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is an old practice that’s gained recent publicity. But does oil pulling actually work? It turns out that it isn’t as simple as it sounds. We’ve looked at the recent studies about oil pulling and what it means … Continue reading

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Dental Implants 101

Dental implants can sound scary, but they’re one of the most versatile forms of dental cosmetics around. Implants are the backbone of tooth replacement procedures, and they can be used to support single teeth, bridges, or even full dentures. Dental … Continue reading

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Adult Braces Aren’t as Scary As You’d Think

Kids hate braces, primarily because of when they get them. But that doesn’t mean that braces are bad. If you’re dissatisfied with your tooth alignment and want to improve your smile, or improve your oral health and comfort in general … Continue reading

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What You Need To Know About Abrasive Toothpastes

  Toothpaste is an important part of dental care, but there’s more to toothpaste selection than meets the eye. For most people, any ADA-approved toothpaste is adequate under normal situations. Some toothpastes, however, are significantly more abrasive than others, which … Continue reading

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Dental Health Around The Holidays

The holidays herald some of the most delicious meals and treats of the season, but they present a health problem: how do you get the most out of the holidays without overindulging? If you’re worried about your dental health around … Continue reading

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Improving Gum Health

Healthy gums are an important part of a healthy mouth, but 40% of Americans have gum disease and don’t even know it. Recognizing unhealthy gums before gingivitis or, worse, periodontitis, sets in can be hard. Thankfully, though, maintaining gum health … Continue reading

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What is a Bridge?

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These false teeth are called pontics.  Dental bridges … Continue reading

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Are Toothpicks Safe?

Toothpicks have a long history as civilization’s primary tooth-cleaning instrument.  The West began to abandon them in the 1700s as the toothbrush gradually became the standard of care for cleaning teeth. Toothpicks date back to 3,500 BC when the earliest … Continue reading

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