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Teaching Dental Care Habits to Your Child

A father teaching dental care to their child.

A lifetime of strong teeth and dental health starts with
good habits as a child. But brushing your teeth can be a challenge when you
aren’t sure how or even why it’s important! Teaching dental care to your children
is a core part of parenting. Start them off with great dental habits and they
can enjoy a cavity-free life!

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The Damaging Effects of Smoking on Oral Health

A smoker breaking his cigarette due to the effects of smoking on oral health

Smoking may be on the decline, but it’s still more common
than you may think. Many know that smoking carries risks but may not know
exactly how bad it is. In addition to major issues like lung cancer and heart
health, the effects of smoking on oral health are serious and can lead to a
lifetime … Continue Reading

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Say “Bye!” to Bad Breath Blues: Learn How to Have Fresh Breath

A woman covering her mouth due to not having fresh breath.

While dental care is first and foremost an issue of good health, it’s undeniably part of our social well-being too! And few things can make someone more embarrassed than chronic or acute cases of foul breath. Learning how to have fresh breath all time can make you more confident and help avoid awkward social situations. 

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Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Cavities or Gum Disease Like Sugar?

A man pouring artificial sweetener into his coffee.

Have you ever tried to avoid eating sugar? It’s in everything! The standard American diet incorporates sweet tastes into every meal of the day. For most, getting away from real sugar means switching to alternatives like xylitol, stevia or other artificial sweeteners. While they don’t carry the same caloric problems of regular sugar, do artificial sweeteners cause cavities … Continue Reading

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Why & How to Clean Your Tongue to Improve Your Oral Health

A woman learning how to clean her tongue with a tongue scraper.

Dental hygiene isn’t much of a mystery. You brush your teeth
and gums, and floss in between. If you’re really dedicated, you also
incorporate mouthwash. But what about your tongue? You may not think about why
or how to clean your tongue, but it’s an equally important part to fight
bacteria in your mouth!

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Why Do I Keep Getting Cavities?

A woman being checked for cavities.

Getting a cavity is never fun. But what do you do when you
keep getting cavities and feel like every visit to the dentist means another
filling for your mouth? Chances are, the causes behind your cavities are things
within your control! Find out the most common reasons that patients keep
getting cavities and what you can do to make your next visit to … Continue Reading

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Dental Specialists FAQ: What is a Prosthodontist & What Do They Do?

Digital imaging of teeth and gums.

How many dental specialties are you familiar with? Most
people know about general dentists. Chances are you’re familiar with
orthodontists too! But Pointe Dental Group staffs several types of dental
specialists and those with additional education in specific fields, including a
prosthodontist. What is a prosthodontist? Read on to find out more – and
learn how they can help you restore your smile!

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Is Flossing Important for Dental Health?

A man cleaning his teeth using dental floss

You’re proud of your dental health routine. You know you hit
all the marks for great
oral health. Brushing twice a day? Check. Fluoridated mouth wash? Check.
Regular dental checkups each year? Check.

Flossing? Well… sometimes! “But really,” you protest, “is
flossing important? I never skip a day brushing and using mouthwash. It can’t
be that big of a deal!”

We hear it all the … Continue Reading

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FAQs About Dental Care for Children

A child brushing her teeth & demonstrating good dental care.

Your baby’s first tooth is one of many anticipated childhood
milestones. Beyond teaching them what not to bite into (like the back of your
leg while you’re washing dishes!), how can you help your child develop a
healthy lifestyle of proper dental care? We’ll answer some common questions
about dental care for children to help your child develop a healthy … Continue Reading

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The Dangers of DIY Braces for Your Dental Health

Woman who suffered the dangers of DIY braces.

Do-it-yourself,
known as DIY, is the way of many things. Home improvement, fashion and
more! But one thing that should never be DIY? Braces! Orthodontic treatment is
a delicate process that requires many years of study, practice and experience
to oversee. That’s why it’s important that you understand the dangers of DIY
braces and clear aligners
– a concerning
trend that’s growing in popularity.

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