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4 Tips to Clean Your Toothbrush

June 28, 2021

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How to clean your toothbrushWhen you reach for your toothbrush in the morning, you assume it is clean. You don’t want to think about germs and bacteria hiding in the bristles. Although the thought might make you cringe, your toothbrush can host several harmful pathogens. You don’t need to buy a new toothbrush every day to avoid exposing your teeth and gums to germs. Here are 4 tips to clean your toothbrush to ensure your mouth is much cleaner than it was before brushing.

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Is Swimming Bad for Your Teeth?

June 18, 2021

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Is swimming bad for your teethSummer is here! If you’re ready to spend your days soaking up the sun and cooling off in the pool, the last thing on your mind is your teeth. While you may not think twice before diving into the pool, is swimming bad for your teeth? Pools and hot tubs contain chlorine to kill harmful water pathogens. Although it is safe for swimming, it can damage your enamel. Here’s what you need to know to keep your smile safe while taking a dip.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Painful?

May 24, 2021

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woman admiring her new smile after getting cosmetic dentistry

Everyone wants to feel confident about the way they look, but most of us weren’t born with a perfect set of pearly whites. That’s where cosmetic dentistry comes in. It can help stains, chips, or gaps in your smile become things of the past. One thing that keeps many people from pursuing cosmetic dentistry is their worry that the procedures will hurt. Continue reading to find out whether you need to worry about pain when getting cosmetic dental work.

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Is a Toothache Considered a Dental Emergency?

May 4, 2021

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man with a toothache holding his cheek in pain

If your tooth starts hurting, you probably take an over-the-counter pain reliever and forget about it once the discomfort subsides. But is this the right thing to do when you have tooth pain? Is a toothache considered a dental emergency? Read on to find out whether you should seek emergency dental care for a toothache.

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Can Exercise Prevent Gum Disease?

April 21, 2021

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Women running

You know that you should be exercising often in order to stay strong and healthy. However, exercise has a much bigger effect on your body than you may think. Having optimal oral health and avoiding gum disease relies on you staying active on a regular basis. Continue reading to learn more about the relationship between gum disease and exercise.

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5 Oral Hygiene Practices You Shouldn’t Skip

April 7, 2021

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Man using mouthwash

Since you were a young child, you have been told that you need to brush twice every single day in order to avoid getting cavities, developing gum disease, and experiencing other oral health problems. However, this isn’t the only step that you need to be taking in order to avoid dental issues. There are many things that contribute to the health of your smile. Continue reading to learn about some of the oral hygiene steps that you shouldn’t be neglecting.

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How to Find an Emergency Dentist as Soon as Possible

March 24, 2021

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Man with a dental emergency

If you have ever found yourself dealing with a dental emergency, you know just how stressful they can be. When you are in a lot of pain and aren’t sure what to do, taking the next steps can be a challenge. Seeing an emergency dentist is crucial in order to restore your smile to health, but how do you choose one? Continue reading to learn how to find and emergency dentist as well as some traits that you should look for when choosing one.

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4 Safe and Simple Ways to Remove Items Caught in Your Teeth

March 1, 2021

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Someone using an orange, plastic flosser to clear the space between their teeth

The moment something gets stuck between your teeth, you probably feel a consuming need to remove it. According to the American Dental Association, Americans have used many strange and dangerous items to get rid of items between their teeth, including cutlery, safety pins and even a strand of hair! Of course, you want to remove wedged-in debris, especially if it’s painful, but here are 4 safe and simple ways to remove particles without putting your teeth and gums at risk.

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5 Tips to Help You Achieve a Whiter Smile

February 25, 2021

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Man after teeth whitening

Everyone wants to feel great about the appearance of their teeth, but this is difficult to do if you are dealing with many years of stubborn stains that don’t seem to go away with regular brushing. It is difficult to know how to get whiter teeth, but there are ways! You don’t need to settle for a yellowing smile. Continue reading to learn some tips about teeth whitening so that you can work towards your dream smile.

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How to Ease Discomfort from Your Aligners

February 5, 2021

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Woman using a cold compress

One of the many great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for a mouthful of metal brackets and wires in order to straighten your smile. Invisalign is an excellent option for many teens and adults. However, just like any orthodontic treatment, it is likely that you will feel some soreness. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take in order to relieve Invisalign discomfort. Try giving some of these a try.

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