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How Braces Work

How Braces Work If you have decided to get your teeth straightened, it’s important that you fully understand the mechanics of how braces work and the problems they aim to correct.    

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits
The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits   The reason why the American Dental Association and your dentist recommend that you go back every six months is because regular dental visits are necessary to maintain good overall health. It’s extremely important that you practice good dental habits in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy….

How to Make Brushing and Flossing Fun for Kids
How to Make Brushing and Flossing Fun for Kids

How to Make Brushing and Flossing Fun for Kids   Your oral health is an important part of your good overall health, which should start from childhood and continue all the way up to adulthood. Sometimes, we tend to get caught up in life and forget about our dental health, but you can make it…

How to Clean Your Electric Toothbrush
How to Clean Your Electric Toothbrush

How to Clean Your Electric Toothbrush   Cleaning your toothbrush is necessary to avoid bacterial growth. Remember that a toothbrush’s main purpose is to remove bacteria from the mouth. Therefore, it is important to keep it sanitary and free of bacteria. There are many benefits of using an electric toothbrush, but you need to keep…

What is a Cavity?
What is a Cavity?

What is a Cavity?   Tooth decay is the softening of the tooth enamel due to  acids created by bacterial plaque when they break down sugar in the mouth. It’s not very hard to understand cavities. Decay occurs over time and it results in cavities – a defect in the tooth. Enamel is the hard,…

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How is Tooth Pain Related to a Sinus Infection?

    How is Tooth Pain Related to a Sinus Infection?   Tooth pain or discomfort may be caused by several factors. The most common tooth-related causes of pain include cavities, cracked teeth, or tooth sensitivity due to eating cold or hot foods. Although it’s not as common, a sinus infection can also trigger tooth pain. If…

The Importance of Early Orthodontics

The Importance of Early Orthodontics Take a look at images from the 50’s and 60’s and you’ll notice that many smiles are framed with heavy metal braces. If you compare that to high school kids today, it’s a sight that is less commonly seen. What has changed? Nowadays, there are many affordable ways to fix…

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Why Good Oral Health Means Good Overall Health

Why Good Oral Health Means Good Overall Health   The desire to have a healthy mouth, teeth and gums is everyone’s goal. If you pursue good oral hygiene, you’ll more than likely prevent having bad breath, tooth decay, or any form of gum disease for the rest of your life.  

Which Comes First — Brushing or Flossing?
Which Comes First — Brushing or Flossing?

Which Comes First — Brushing or Flossing? It’s time to puzzle this out because people are always wondering about which comes first: brushing or flossing. Many say that brushing before flossing is the proper way of cleaning the teeth, while others argue that flossing before brushing makes the teeth healthier. Truth is, either way is…

Dental Hygiene Tips for Seniors Having Dental Complications
Dental Hygiene Tips for Seniors Having Dental Complications

It’s a universal truth that maintaining good oral health becomes extra challenging as you get older. We know that there are several common oral health problems that come with aging, so this is possible even through a lifetime of good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist. Seniors are most likely to encounter dental…