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Whiter Teeth Every day plaque builds up on your teeth, which eventually leads to the buildup of tartar and discolored teeth. But regular brushing and flossing remove this plaque before it hardens and turns to tarter. This means that brushing properly can keep your smile bright and white! Better Breath Everyone hates halitosis, otherwise known…

Strengthen Tooth Enamel

In the war against tooth decay and cavities, the enamel which covers our teeth is the first line of defense. Enamel is the part of the tooth you can see; a hard, resilient substance that covers the crown of the tooth. Comprised of hydroxyapatite, phosphorous, and calcium, tooth enamel is stronger than bone and protects…

Causes of Cavities and Tooth Decay

As hard and resilient as your teeth are, they are not indestructible. In fact, your teeth are extremely vulnerable to damage and decay, especially if they are not cared for properly. Even with good oral hygiene habits, teeth still can suffer from decay and, ultimately, cavities which require fillings to be repaired to a healthy…

Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth are oddly named. Given how common it is to have them removed, they sure don’t seem particularly smart.  While not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth extracted, it has become something of a rite of passage for teens. Ask a classroom of high school seniors who has had their wisdom…

Research Links Obesity with Oral Health

Even for people who take good care of their teeth and gums, flossing can be the weak link in the oral hygiene chain. It can be all too easy after you’ve brushed your teeth to just move on with the rest of your day or head off to sleep. But if you skip flossing either…

The Ultimate Guide to Oral Health

We’ve been lectured about daily brushing and flossing since grade school. Oral health is a key factor in maintaining overall wellness. Long-term good hygiene habits keep pearly white sparkling, bad breath in check, and prevent more painful issues from surfacing in the first place. 5 Healthy Teeth Habits Floss Before Brushing Flossing is important to…

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Did you know, the average American spends about 38 days brushing teeth over his or her lifetime. Let’s take a look at 5 more unusual facts about teeth: Visiting the dentist at least twice a year is imperative for dental health. We buy 18 yards of dental floss a year. We should buy 122 yards….

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Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, can be an extremely painful condition.  It is also a common one.  According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, TMJ is the leading cause of facial pain, affecting five to 12 percent of Americans. Some estimates calculate that TMJ results in 17,800,000 lost work days per year…

The Effects of Thyroid Disease on Your Teeth

For a tiny gland, your thyroid has a big role in your health and overall well-being. When functioning properly, it produces the hormones we need to live and thrive. But when your thyroid isn’t doing its job, either by producing too much or too little of these essential hormones, multiple systems in your body can…

This Valentine’s Day, Love the Gums You’re With

Valentines Day often means candy, and candy can be bad for our dental health. If you and your children indulge in sugary treats, do so wisely, with moderation, and be sure to brush and floss afterward. Valentines Day is a good time to teach your kids about good oral hygiene and healthy diet choices. Having…

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