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Water flossers

Brushing alone is not enough to achieve optimal oral health.   Since toothbrushes have limited access to the surfaces between the teeth bacteria can accumulate, multiply and remain undisturbed. Undisturbed plaque can cause gingival inflammation and bleeding and increase the risk … Continue reading

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Do you Grind Your Teeth?

  Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, clench or gnash your teeth. Bruxism and clenching are the most common oral habits, and may occur to some degree in over 80% of the population. Most people subconsciously grind their … Continue reading

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Oil Pulling – Good Idea or not?

Oil pulling proponents claim that the swishing activates the enzymes and draws the toxins out of the blood. They suggest that bacteria hiding under crevices in the gums and in pores and tubules within the teeth are sucked out of … Continue reading

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Fun Tooth Fairy Ideas

Creative Tooth Fairy Ideas Losing one’s baby teeth is a big deal. Use this opportunity to celebrate growing up by making the first tooth a special event. Here are some ways (simple and inexpensive) that you can add a little … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Child For Their First Dental Visit

Your Child’s First Visit — Make it Fun! Visiting the dentist for the first time should be a positive, fun experience for your child. There are some things you can do to help prepare your child for their first visit.                    … Continue reading

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Tongue Piercings – What are the dangers?

If you’re thinking about getting an oral piercing — or if you already have one — there are some health risks you should know about. A mouth piercing can interfere with speech, chewing, or swallowing, however of more concern are the following: … Continue reading

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Tooth Whitening – Home Remedies – Effective or Dangerous

There are many suggestions out there on home remedies for tooth whitening. They range from mixing a half a teaspoon of baking soda together with a teaspoon of lemon juice and brushing with it, to adding salt to your toothpaste, … Continue reading

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