Archive for May, 2014

Sobering Statistics

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By now you’ve heard us emphasize many times that the evidence linking gum disease to systemic diseases like diabetes and heart and stroke continues to grow. That’s why we’re so thorough at your checkups and focus on prevention and home care routines to maintain your oral health. Another important priority we’d like to stress is the need for regular oral cancer exams.

Recently, more than 25% of oral cancer victims have been under ...

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Choosing a Mouth Rinse That’s Right for You

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A stroll down the drugstore dental-care aisle can be dizzying, especially with all the mouth rinse products available.

Anti-plaque, anti-gingivitis, alcohol-free — your pharmacy’s oral health section has dozens of mouth rinse products to choose from, all promising to protect your teeth and gums and freshen your breath.

But how can you know which claims are true? And do you really need to use a mouth rinse — or is good brushing and flossing ...

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7 Tips For A Tiptop Smile

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Which would you choose?

Improving the color, shape, or position of your teeth can improve the way you feel about yourself. Here at a glance are seven tips for a tiptop smile that looks completely natural.

Teeth Whitening – Instantly brighten your smile

White Fillings of Composite or Porcelain – Make tell-tale dark fillings a thing of the past

Tooth-Colored Bonding  – Cover deep-rooted stains, repair small cracks or chips, fill in gaps, and recontour teeth.

Cosmetic ...

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A Guide to Flossing Your Teeth

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Brushing your teeth is not enough to maintain good oral health over time. Flossing should be a regular part of your oral hygiene routine.

Cleaning the spaces between your teeth and along your gums with dental floss is as important to your oral health as cleaning your teeth with a toothbrush. Just like you brush your teeth every day, flossing should be part of your daily routine.

To better understand why flossing is ...

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Prime Attraction

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Is 50 really the new 40? It seems so. Men and women today feel and act ten years younger than their biological age. Midlife is a strong, powerful time of life in every way and you can see the influence you command in the number of products tailored just for you. A primes example is the number of esthetic innovations created to enhance your smile, like a beautiful natural-looking crown and implant ...

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Toothbrush Tips to Keep Your Teeth in Shape

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Toothbrush Tips to Keep Your Teeth in Shape

Brushing your teeth seems easy enough. But some toothbrushes are better than others and there is a right and wrong way to brush your teeth.

Brushing your teeth regularly is key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums and preventing periodontal (gum) diseases, but it’s also important to make sure you choose the right toothbrush for your teeth and use proper brushing techniques. Done correctly, brushing your ...

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You Can Do It – Discover Your Inner Balance

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It’s all about the balance. Really. A lifestyle that balances work with stress relieving play and that pays attention to nutrition and diet is a healthy one. That’s the macro level. At the micro level, small imbalances in the pH of your blood, for example, can create changes in the pH of your saliva, altering your mouth’s environment. In other words, your oral health can impact and be impacted by your overall ...

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Beyond Teeth: What’s Inside Your Mouth

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Good oral health goes beyond brushing and flossing. Find out more about the inside of your mouth and the role its various structures play in speech and digestion.

Your mouth is made up of more than just teeth, so good oral health goes beyond simply brushing and flossing. In addition to your teeth, your mouth is made up of gums, oral mucosa, the upper and lower jaw, the tongue, salivary glands, the uvula, ...

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9 Things To Do For Healthy Teeth and A Healthy Smile

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Some people assume they will lose their teeth as they age. That doesn’t have to happen to you. Here are 9 steps to dental health and a winning smile!

Be aware and share your unique oral health needs with your dentist.

Vegetarian? Post menopausal? Diabetic? Your oral health is linked to your overall health, the medications you take, your stage of life, and your oral hygiene routines.

Stick with your daily home care routines.

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