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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 of trouble and … Continue Reading

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How Dental Health Affects Overall Health and Associated Illnesses

Do
you think dental visits only concern your oral health? You shouldn’t! While
dentists are primarily concerned with your teeth, what they do affects your
whole body. Not only can some illnesses be identified by your dentist, other
diseases and illnesses can be prevented through good dental care. Not everyone
is aware of how dental health affects overall health, but some of the
connections are significant!

Inflammation: A Big Part of How Dental Health Affects … Continue Reading

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How Orthodontists Identify & Treat Crossbite Problems

Orthodontists
treat all types of issues, but crossbites are one of the most common ones.
Crossbite problems can range in severity, and whether or not treatment is
necessary depends on the degree of the crossbite. If you’ve been told you have
a crossbite, but want to know more, read on to learn about what a crossbite is,
common problems associated with crossbites and the likely treatment options
you’ll have.

What Is a Crossbite?

The medical
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When is the Best Time for Braces for My Child?

A child without braces and a child with braces smiling before school.

Orthodontic treatment is often considered a way to correct
issues with tooth alignment and bites. But its real power is in preventing
those issues from developing in the first place! It all depends on when you get
braces. But what is the best time for braces? And if your child needs
orthodontic treatment, when is the best time to have … Continue Reading

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Child Dental Anxiety: How to Help Your Child Overcome Fear of the Dentist

A child smiling at the dentist after overcoming her fear of the dentist.

Does your child have a fear of the dentist? It’s
surprisingly common! Some parents may think that it’s normal, but childhood
dental anxiety can be problematic – for both the dentist and the child’s oral
health! Fortunately, advancements in modern dentistry have made everything from
examinations to treatments easier.

Despite these advancements, there are many reasons that
people from children to adults … 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 or issues like … 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 the dentist quick
and … Continue Reading

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