Holiday Treats That Won’t Ruin Your Oral Health

The holidays are almost here, which means that holiday treats are almost here, too.While there’s definitely something special about holiday flavors and special delicacies, it’s also important to remember that the vast majority of these treats are not exactly good for your teeth.Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to choose between enjoying your holidays

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Common Uses for Performance Mouthguards

Your smile is worth protecting. While that usually means following simple oral health care practices like brushing, flossing, and taking regular trips to the dentist, some activities require additional measures to keep your teeth looking their best (and staying in place). Enter the performance mouthguard.What is a performance mouthguard? A performance mouthguard is a mouthpiece

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe? (And More Whitening FAQs)

Everyone wants a healthy smile—and a healthy-looking smile. For most, that means whiter teeth. But teeth whitening brings up a lot of questions, and it’s important to know some of the answers before investing in the procedure. So, what are the most common questions surrounding teeth whitening?Is teeth whitening safe? Safety is always a concern

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What Are Dental Implants and When Are They Necessary?

Most dental concerns can be taken care of with minor procedures like deep cleanings or fillings. But some issues require a little more attention. One of the more in-depth procedures done involves the use of dental implants.What are dental implants? Dental implants are devices that provide support for artificial teeth. Essentially, they act as a

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What Are the Dos and Don’ts of Invisalign?

For many people, Invisalign presents an appealing alternative to braces: straighter teeth, a healthier smile, and no mouth full of metal? Sounds too good to be true!Whether you are already an Invisalign user, or still considering it, there are some things you should know that will help make your experience a positive one. Here are

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Snack Ideas That Promote a Healthy Smile

A healthy smile is the ultimate goal of your oral health care practices, but taking care of your smile goes beyond brushing, flossing, and regular trips to the dentist. In fact, you can promote a healthy smile every time you reach for a snack!While some foods (jello, sugary sodas, sticky candies, and chewy caramels) are

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Reasons Why You Should Make Flossing a Daily Priority

From a very young age, we are all taught the importance of proper oral care—specifically, brushing and flossing. As we get older, we learn about other things: mouthwash, tongue cleaning, braces, fillings, regular dentist visits, and so on. But the foundations of good dental hygiene—brushing and flossing—never change.Why is it, then, that so many of

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Signs That It Is Time to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

Getting your wisdom teeth removed isn’t exactly something that most people look forward to. While the procedure itself is relatively quick and painless (aided with anesthesia), the recovery period is usually short but rough. That said, the procedure and recovery are more than worth it when you consider the alternative. Especially if your wisdom teeth

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I Brush My Teeth Twice a Day and Still Get Cavities…Now What?

No one wants to deal with cavities. Not only do they cause pain, they can also require costly treatment or lead to other major oral health problems. Most of us know that brushing your teeth twice a day is a key step to preventing cavities. But what if you follow that important step, and the

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Things You Can Do to Combat Bad Breath

A healthy, happy smile is always going to be attractive, but what comes out of your mouth is just as important as what is in your mouth. In other words, your breath is an important aspect of your oral health care. Bad breath can be embarrassing. It can also be difficult to get under control,

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