10 Signs That Mean You Need to Visit Your Dentist

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Visiting the dentist on a regular basis becomes a little challenging when you turn into an adult. Schedules can get busy because of work or personal life and routine medical checkups take the backseat. The thing is – regular brushing is not enough to keep dental health in tip-top shape. This is why it is […]

5 Important Things to Know About Opioids and Opioid Addiction

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Opioids are narcotic drugs that are often prescribed to relieve pain from medical conditions. They are effective pain relievers when managed properly but because of their addictive properties, they can also be dangerous. Opioid addiction has become one of the biggest problems in the country. Aside from the harm this does to mental and physical […]

Why It’s Important to Floss Daily

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Regular brushing is not enough to keep your teeth and gums healthy. According to the American Dental Association, it is ideal to clean your teeth daily with an interdental cleaner or dental floss. This healthy habit removes plaque, the sticky material that gets in between teeth after meals. The bacteria carried by plaque feeds on […]

5 Essential Things to Know About Teeth Whitening

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The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conducted a survey and asked people what they wanted to improve about their smile and a great majority of the responders answered that they wanted whiter teeth. If you are thinking of getting your teeth whitened too, then you better read up first. There are several things that you […]

How Smoking Negatively Affects Your Oral Health

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Smoking is a bad habit that slowly destroys your health. Aside from lung and heart problems, oral health is also negatively affected by the nicotine and tar in cigarettes. There are over 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke and these can gradually poison and damage the body. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

7 Ways to Deal with Tooth Sensitivity

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If you feel some pain in your teeth when you are eating hot or cold food, then you might have sensitive teeth. This condition, although aggravating, can be improved with the proper treatment. But before we get into that, it helps to first understand what causes this to happen. Healthy teeth are protected by a […]

3 Effective Dental Care Tips for Athletes

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Athletes use their bodies as the principal tool for their trade, spending countless of hours to build muscles and stamina. To keep their bodies in optimum shape, protective gear is also an essential part of the mix. Wearing the proper gear can prevent serious harm that can potentially be devastating to one’s career. Dental injuries […]

Important Details to Know About Mouthguards

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Those who have an active lifestyle or participate in sports understand how important it is to protect your teeth. One wrong move or small mishap can result in a broken smile that you would have to suffer from for a long time. If you do contact sports, make it a priority to always safeguard your […]

3 Reasons Why Water Makes Teeth Healthier

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Water is one of the most underrated beverages. It is a lot more accessible and inexpensive than other more popular drinks but it still does not get the credit it deserves. The truth is – water is a miracle drink and should be treated as such. Our body has about 60% water content and we […]

5 Tips on How to Maintain Good Dental Hygiene During the Holidays

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The temperature dropping, festive decorations and parties everywhere can only mean one thing – Christmas is here! While everyone knows that this is the most wonderful time of the year, there are also some downsides to feasting too hard. Aside from the risk of gaining extra pounds, your oral health may also be affected if […]

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