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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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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual Ones?

A woman with an electric toothbrush

There’s no question that taking care of your teeth is
important. That’s why it’s no surprise there are always new products and
devices coming out to help you improve your dental care. Every year, electric
toothbrushes are becoming more common. But you may be wondering, “are electric
toothbrushes better than manual ones?”

Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of electric
toothbrushes versus manual toothbrushes to … Continue Reading

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The Major Health Risks of Tooth Loss and Leaving a Gap

Dentist holding a large model of a tooth implant for correcting tooth loss.

Your permanent teeth are only permanent if you take care of them. Poor dental care, injuries or health complications can lead to tooth loss. Whether the tooth loss was preventable or not, how you handle it afterward is within your control.

It’s important to understand that a lost tooth isn’t the end
of the story. Learn about the … Continue Reading

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The Effects of Aging Teeth on Your Oral Health

A man with gray hair smiles as he prepares to brush his aging teeth.
Time marches on and as your body ages, so do your teeth. The effects of aging teeth can impact your whole body. Understanding the importance of proper oral care can help avoid tooth loss and other related health problems that can affect your body as you age.

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Cleaning Your Toothbrush: Does It Need to be Disinfected?

A person rinsing their toothbrush, the best way for cleaning your toothbrush
If a toothbrush keeps your mouth clean, isn’t it important to keep your toothbrush clean too? Absolutely! But to what extent should you be cleaning your toothbrush every day? There are plenty of products and methods for disinfecting a toothbrush – discover what you can do to help keep your toothbrush ready … Continue Reading

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Tooth Abscess Treatment & Causes

A man that needs tooth abscess treatment holding his jaw.
Abscesses are a condition that can happen almost anywhere in the body. Many are surprised to find that this includes your gums and even your teeth! When an abscess forms in your mouth, it can cause extreme pain and put you at risk for spreading infection. It’s critical that you know how to identify the … Continue Reading

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5 Worst Foods for Teeth and Your Oral Health

Sports drinks are one of the worst foods for teeth
Good overall health includes caring for your teeth! Did you know that teeth require vitamins and nutrients to be healthy and strong just like the rest of your body? Calcium, vitamins A and D, and fiber are all important items to include in your diet. Of course, not all foods are food for your teeth. … Continue Reading

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Why It’s Hard to Avoid Eating Sugar & How It Affects Your Teeth

Why it's hard to avoid eating sugar - Woman holding an apple and large lollypop in her hands.
It’s no myth that eating large amounts of sugar is unhealthy. Sugar offers no nutritional benefits, is high in calories and can be addictive. Most people take some steps to try and reduce the amount of sugar in their diet. But are you eating sugar more frequently … Continue Reading

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3 Teeth Cleaning Myths Debunked

Close-up photo of teeth cleaning items, including the bristled end of a toothbrush and a short length of dental floss, unwound from its holder.
When it comes to teeth cleaning, Pointe Dental Group can help you separate fact from fiction, starting with the basics about brushing.
Brushing twice a day is important to maintain good dental health – it’s the starting point to a strong Preventative Dental … Continue Reading

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Dental Genetics: Can You Blame your Parents for Your Dental Problems?

family picnic dental geneticsAre you a dedicated brusher and flosser, but still have problems with tooth decay? Have you noticed that your crooked smile closely resembles the smile of one of your parents? In recent years, there has been a lot of research in the area of dental genetics. It’s been discovered that there are two major types of dental problems that are influenced by … Continue Reading

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