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7 Things You May Not Have Known About Your Teeth

Posted on 2/16/18 3:16 PM By John Schmidt

Interested in learning some fun facts about your teeth? Check out this list of 7 surprising things you may not know about your teeth now, and learn more about your mouth!

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When Is the Right Time to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Out?

Posted on 1/31/18 2:47 PM By John Schmidt

If you’re someone who is not particularly keen on seeing your dentist for your annual cleaning, then the thought of having your wisdom teeth removed may be hellish. Your friends’ stories don’t help either, and you already envision yourself with a swollen face and blabbering random things after the surgery.

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How Early Should Dental Care Start?

Posted on 1/15/18 2:06 PM By John Schmidt

If you’ve got a newborn or an infant, dental care is probably the furthest thing from your mind. But it’s good to start planning early, so that you can make sure your baby has the best possible oral hygiene, and avoids potential childhood dental issues. Here’s what you need to know!

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The Importance Of Oral Health On Your Overall Well-Being

Posted on 12/29/17 10:33 AM By John Schmidt

Too often, the health of your mouth is not considered when thinking about your overall well-being. But our bodies are a holistic system – each part affects the other. Your overall health affects your dental health, and vice-versa.

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Activated Charcoal – What’s With This Oral Health Trend?

Posted on 12/15/17 9:51 AM By John Schmidt

Health trends often come and go – and it can be tough to understand what trends have actual medical benefits, and which ones should be ignored. In the world of dentistry, one of the newest trends is the use of activated charcoal.

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Why Does My Dentist Want to Seal My Child's Teeth?

Posted on 8/9/17 11:30 AM By John Schmidt

Taking your child to the dentist seems like it should be a pretty straightforward appointment: get in the dentist’s chair, get teeth counted and have them thoroughly flossed and cleaned. Maybe it will be time for a fluoride treatment or some x-rays to check for decay that isn't immediately visible. Sometimes, though, what you imagine to be a routine visit turns out to include techniques and recommendations that you aren't aware of — like dental sealant. We take the guesswork out of this common dental procedure with our helpful guide below.

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When Are Braces the Right Choice for a Child?

Posted on 8/2/17 10:00 AM By John Schmidt

Braces are an investment in your child's oral health, but are they right for every kid? For that matter how do parents know if and when their child needs orthodontic treatments like braces? The idea of braces has been haunting parents and teens for decades. Parents because it's a cost they don't always plan for when budgeting for dental care and kids because they just don’t seem fun to wear.

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How to Eat for Better Dental Health

Posted on 7/26/17 9:00 AM By John Schmidt

What you eat matters. It's a concept that people are taking much more seriously these days, but what about your teeth and gums? What do they need to stay strong? When you're planning that healthy diet for you and your family, what foods are you including to inspire first-rate oral health? The nutrients that support growing muscles and bones may not be enough to meet that goal. Consider four ways you can eat for better dental health.

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5 Ways to Help Your Teen Love Their Smile

Posted on 7/19/17 10:30 AM By John Schmidt

Many children experience some tooth alignment problems between the ages of 10 and 13. Orthodontic work of some kind is the norm when permanent teeth appear, and millions begin treatment each year to correct oral problems from mild to severe. The most common form of treatment is temporary — in the form of braces — and they have changed dramatically from when you were a kid. In fact, great strides have been made in the last decade which assure that modern braces are stronger, lighter, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.

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You Can Treat Bad Breath Effectively at Home

Posted on 7/12/17 11:00 AM By John Schmidt

Although bad breath is the subject of some not-so-funny jokes, it is no laughing matter to suffer from halitosis. It can be worrisome from a medical standpoint as well as personally embarrassing, leading to loss of confidence and low self-esteem.

Bad breath occurs most commonly when bacteria builds up on the tongue, between the teeth and in the mouth. Its causes are many, ranging from recent consumption of pungent foods to inadequate oral hygiene, sinus infections, acid reflux or liver and kidney disease. Many bouts of bad breath are temporary and can be managed with changes to your oral hygiene routine, but prolonged and severe halitosis may require a consultation with your dental or health care provider to determine the root cause.

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