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What Are Cavities?

Have you ever had a cavity? You’re not alone: one report shows that nine in ten Americans have cavities in their adult teeth! But how exactly do we get cavities, and what can make them go away? Causes of Cavities Cavities are small areas of tooth decay that are usually form holes in your teeth. Tooth decay happens easily if you eat a carbohydrate-rich diet without taking proper and consistent care of your oral health. This is because plaque and bacteria release harmful ... Read more

5 Tips to Start Healthy Oral Habits for Kids

It’s never too early to establish healthy habits for your kids’ oral health routines. In fact, you should take your child to their first dental appointment as soon as their first baby tooth erupts or by their first birthday. It can be hard to convey the importance of positive oral health habits to your kids early on, so here are a few ways to make the process easier. Establish a Routine Brushing and flossing should always be part of the routine. Encourage your ... Read more

How to Protect Your Teeth from Cold Weather

Everything seems just a bit harder to do when it’s snowy and cold outside, including driving, making plans, and even talking and smiling. It’s not uncommon to get that same uncomfortable feeling when you expose your teeth to cold weather as you do when you bite down on an ice cream bar or drink a cold beverage. Although the groundhog predicted a longer winter this year, you don’t have to live with sensitive teeth forever! What Causes Tooth Sensitivity? Cold weather itself doesn’t ... Read more

How to Choose a Toothbrush

Not all toothbrushes are made alike! Your toothbrush should directly reflect your oral health needs, but it can be hard to choose from so many different options. There are two main types of toothbrushes: manual and electric. Here’s how to decide which one of those two is the right choice for you. Manual Toothbrushes Manual toothbrushes usually have a rectangular-shaped head, but they come in a variety of shapes to help fit your teeth best. Manual toothbrushes also have different bristle firmness between ... Read more

Facts vs. Fiction: What Dental Fads to Avoid

Sometimes it's hard to resist a good trend, but it’s best to stay away from most dental trends out there. Here are some popular fads that are ineffective or even dangerous when it comes to your oral health. Grills You may have seen your favorite rapper wearing a shiny and expensive pair of grills and got inspired to do the same, but they can actually be pretty damaging to your teeth and gums. The materials in grills can erode at your tooth ... Read more
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