8 Bad Brushing Habits to Break in 2021
added on: February 12, 2021
8 Bad Brushing Habits to Break in 2021

Written by: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/ Not Replacing Your Toothbrush Often Enough The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends changing your toothbrush every 3-4 months, so resolve to change your toothbrush every season this year. If you see frayed and broken bristles, these are signs it’s time to let go of the old toothbrush. When you’re shopping, look for Read more…

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The key to greater oral health is already in your mouth!
added on: January 29, 2021
The key to greater oral health is already in your mouth!

Letʼs cover the statistics according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.  92% of adults have tooth decay  42% of children have tooth decay  greater than 90% of adults have gum disease  65% of 15-year-olds have active gum disease (YIKES!) Given these numbers, what can we do to support our children in creating Read more…

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Why do Men avoid the dentist?
added on: December 30, 2020
Why do Men avoid the dentist?

According to a recent study by the Cleveland Clinic, men aren’t going to the doctor for regular checkups as they should. 72% of survey respondents said they’d rather do household chores like clean the bathroom or mow the lawn than go to the doctor. Similarly, three-quarters of men who are married or in a domestic Read more…

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What causes Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?
added on: December 18, 2020
What causes Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Your child’s baby teeth are important and are still susceptible to cavities, even though they are temporary. Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay or Early Childhood Caries. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak, and have a good-looking smile. Their first teeth also Read more…

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Are Spicy Foods Good for You?
added on: December 4, 2020
Are Spicy Foods Good for You?

In the desert southwest, the tiny chili pepper is mighty in flavor and cultural significance. From packing heat into salsa and sauces to hanging decoratively on the walls of homes and restaurants, these bright, shiny-skinned peppers are the spice of life in Arizona. Part of the plant genus Capsicum, the chili pepper is a flowering Read more…

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Will cleaning your tongue help reduce the risk of heart disease, arthritis, and other inflammatory diseases?
added on: November 18, 2020
Will cleaning your tongue help reduce the risk of heart disease, arthritis, and other inflammatory diseases?

Scientific literature continues to highlight the connection between the health of our mouths and the health of our bodies. For example, there has been extensive research on the profound impact that oral health can have on health risks such as heart disease. It’s all about balance Your mouth and the rest of your body are Read more…

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What You Need to Know About Fluorosis
added on: November 4, 2020

Our mouths contain bacteria that use sugars in the foods we eat and the beverages we drink, to produce an acid that harms our teeth.  Fluoride protects our teeth and is an important mineral, especially for children. However, too much fluoride can cause something called dental fluorosis which can harm our teeth.    Dental fluorosis Read more…

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Thumbsucking and using a Pacifier
added on: October 15, 2020
Thumbsucking and using a Pacifier

Thumbsucking is a natural reflex for children. Babies feel secure and happy while sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers, or other objects as this may help them to learn and explore about the world around them. Young children may also suck their thumb to soothe themselves and help them fall asleep. How can My Child’s Teeth Read more…

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What Causes Sensitive Teeth?
added on: September 30, 2020
What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

You may have sensitive teeth, if the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee is sometimes a painful experience. Possible causes include: Tooth decay (cavities) Fractured teeth Worn fillings Gum disease Worn tooth enamel Exposed tooth root In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth—the part above Read more…

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Why a healthy smile should also be a white smile
added on: September 17, 2020
Why a healthy smile should also be a white smile

A straight and white smile is becoming more sought after than ever before. This mind-set began when we first started to develop an interest in mimicking the results of celebrity cosmetics, also called the ‘Hollywood smile’. Today, the price of cosmetic dentistry, like tooth whitening and adult orthodontics has become far more affordable and accessible. Read more…

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