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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!

Do You Really Need to Clean Your … Continue Reading

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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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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 smile that
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How to Brush Your Teeth Properly to Stay Cavity & Gum Disease Free!

Parents teaching their children how to brush their teeth.

Is it possible you could be brushing your teeth incorrectly?
You may be surprised to learn that it’s fairly common! Because it seems so
simple, you may have grown up without anyone teaching you how to brush your
teeth properly. Inadequate brushing leads to several short- and long-term
consequences for your health.

If you want to make sure you’re not missing any steps, read
on to … Continue Reading

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