Archive for September, 2014

Toothpaste 101

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Brushing your teeth is the cornerstone of good oral health. Learn about the different types of toothpaste and how to select one that’s right for you.

Toothpaste is not always paste. It can be a gel, powder, or paste that you brush onto your teeth and gums to help get rid of accumulating plaque and improve your oral health. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), toothpaste is ...

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Steps to Prevent Cavities

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Nobody likes cavities, and some ways to prevent them or fix them can cause a dent in your wallet. Here are five beneficial tips on how to continue your days without having to deal with cavities:

1. After every meal be sure to brush your teeth. By brushing your teeth after you eat, you are removing all the harmful acids and bacteria that will eat into your teeth and cause a cavity. This ...

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The Truth About Healthy Teeth: At-Home Dental Care

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When it comes to your health, flossing your teeth is more important than brushing. So, why ...

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Dental Whitening

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Everybody wants to have the whitest teeth, and there are a good amount of dental whitening products that can make it a tough decision. If your teeth are stained or discolored and you are considering a bleaching agent oral whitening gel, then you are most likely wondering what one is the best for you.

What product should I Use?

If you are someone who drinks coffee or tea regularly then some staining of the ...

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Impacted Tooth

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What Is It?
Teeth are impacted when they fail to emerge through the gums, or emerge only partially, at the expected time.

Your wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually begin to erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. Because they are the last to emerge in the mouth, wisdom teeth are the most common teeth to become impacted. This ...

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Different Types of Floss

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The common thought of dental floss is a small container that has a reel of floss that is fed through a small hole with a clip that will cut your floss accordingly. As you are doing this, you probably aren’t thinking about what type of floss you are using, because you may only think there is one kind. There are many different types of floss to use, including wax-coated, Teflon-coated, unwaxed, fluoride ...

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Straight Talk About Braces for Adults

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Thinking about getting braces? Experts say it’s never too late. These days, adults make up nearly half of orthodontic patients hoping to finally get the perfect smile they’ve always dreamed about.

Braces have evolved considerably in the last 15 years. Breathe easy, the days of being a true “metal mouth” are over and more lightweight and cosmetically friendly options are out there.

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Child Cavity Prevention

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Despite the fact that nobody wants to visit their dentist, they are an important part in your child’s life. The dentist is someone who is going to make sure your child does not have any cavities or any problems for the long term.

Roughly more than 50% of kids deal with problems that are cavity related. This happens because the dentist is skipped and they are not told what actions to take to ...

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Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth on hollow-head toothbrushes

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Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry.

The results of the study are published in the August issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Lead author and professor at the UTHealth School of Dentistry, Donna Warren Morris, R.D.H., M.Ed., notes that microbial counts were lower in ...

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