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The Key Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

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Good dental health that can last a lifetime begins with that very first visit to the dentist. And a major part of maintaining good dental health is consistent care from a trusted family dentist who handles the dental needs of you and your family members for every stage of their dental development, from that first childhood visit to young adulthood and beyond. … Continue reading

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Chewing Gum and Dental Health: Why Chewing Gum is Not as Harmless as You May Think It Is

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Chewing gum has become as much of an ambiguous part of daily life of millions of modern Australians as smoking was for their parents and grandparents. The popularity of this seemingly harmless habit has become increasingly widespread for a number of reasons, ranging from stress reduction, reducing food cravings, and helping quit smoking to simply doing it because it is enjoyable.  … Continue reading

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The Importance of Flossing

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It’s not the most fun thing to hear, but your dentist is probably right—flossing is an important step in your dental care routine. That little piece of string can help to keep all areas of your teeth clean, as well as even help prevent certain diseases. Go out and buy some floss, and answer “yes” with a clean conscience the next time the dentist asks if you’ve been flossing. … Continue reading

The latest advancements in toothpaste and oral hygiene

The latest advancements in toothpaste and oral hygiene

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Recently the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, officially classified fluoride as a neurotoxin. Following this news, parents began to avoid toothpaste brands containing this ingredient. Instead, parents used more natural toothpaste like Earthpaste and Desert Essence, or they made their own from natural ingredients like coconut oil, peppermint oil, and cinnamon oil. … Continue reading

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Tooth Whitening

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A bright smile emboldens you. Your confidence then pushes you to land your dream job, find love, and more. Thus, most people want their smiles brightened through teeth whitening. But to whiten your teeth, you need to learn what stains teeth and the methods available for you to use.   … Continue reading

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5 Great Reasons to Have a Beautiful Smile

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Do you know that the first thing people notice about each other on a date is their smile? A nice smile can make up for any other defects in your appearance. It doesn’t matter if you have stringy hair or if you’re overweight. If you have a nice smile, people are going to notice that. … Continue reading

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How Heat Stroke Affects Dental Health

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Living in a hot area or just being active throughout the year can lead to dehydration and heat stroke. Of course being active and enjoying the sun is good for your health and encouraged. But staying hydrated is essential to your dental care and overall health. In order to take a look at how heat stroke effects your dental health, we will first take a look at heat stroke in general. … Continue reading

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Preventive Care to Avoid Cavities

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If you are like many dental patients, one of your primary concerns may be avoiding cavities. Cavities, which are often caused by bacterial acids, are actually holes that form in your tooth enamel.  … Continue reading

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Ways to Prevent Bad Breath

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Let’s face it, bad breath happens. Typically it likes to rear its ugly head during the most inappropriate moments. Simple interactions such as meeting someone new for the first time, speaking at a job interview, or hanging out with friends can become quite embarrassing. If this has happened to you, the good news is, you’re not alone. But what can you do about it? … Continue reading