Choosing the Right Toothpaste

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You probably do not stop and think about your toothpaste too often, even though it’s a key factor in your hygienic schedule and health. Despite the fact that all of the options on the shelf may seem pretty similar, there are a few key pieces to keep in mind when looking for the best toothpaste for you. Regardless of brand, …

Replacing Your Toothbrush

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Replacing Your Toothbrush It’s relatively easy to know when to replace worn out clothes, or an old pair of shoes, or even a tube of toothpaste. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your toothbrush? Many say that you should follow a rigid schedule on replacement, but there are a few factors in play. It depends on …

Maintaining Proper Oral Hygiene

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Everyone does it, but some people are better at keeping up than others. What exactly makes for good oral hygiene? It’s a question that’s asked all the time, whether it’s about the necessity of floss or mouthwash, all the way to how many times a year you should visit the dentist. This month, we wanted to review the basic principles …

Sinus Infections and Your Teeth

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If you’ve ever experienced a sinus infection, you know that it’s a mostly uncomfortable experience that hopefully ends quickly. What you might not know, however, is that there is a link between sinus infections and your teeth. Sinuses are chambers in your head that allow air to circulate and get warm before it heads to your lungs, and they surround …

Root Canals Awareness Week 2016!

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As we look towards the end of March, we approach National Root Canal Awareness Week (March 27-April 2)! While this may sound like the least appealing awareness week of all time, we’re here to assure you that root canals are not as bad as the reputation as associated with them. In this post, we’ll analyze some common misconceptions around the …

Mind your Mouthwash!

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Minty freshness to start the day–how could you say no? Most of us love the kick that comes with a swig of mouthwash, and it certainly has its benefits. However, many alcohol-based mouthwashes come with some side effects that might not be as great as you’d hoped. Here are some common pros and cons of using the average mouthwash from …

Tips for Healthy Teeth this Winter

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Tips for Healthy Teeth this Winter Here we are in the middle of winter, and if last month was any indication–it can only get colder from here. As the temperature drops and the wintry storms pick up, it’s important to remember that exposed skin isn’t the only health risk associated with the cold weather–your mouth could also be in danger! …

The Importance of Flossing

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The Importance of Flossing Did you know that the top excuse people give when asked why they don’t floss is “I don’t know how?” Flossing is not only helpful to remove food from teeth, but it primarily helps to remove significant amounts of plaque. When you add flossing to your daily oral care routine, you will help prevent the inflammation …

Fall Food Follies for Teeth

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Fall can be a great time for apple picking, hot cider, and an abundance of other fun activities, but too much of these yummy treats can lead to poor oral health. As we know, it’s extremely important for us to maintain good hygienic habits to help promote an all-around healthy lifestyle. Here are some of the biggest autumn snacks that …

Spotlight on Seniors: Tips for Maintaining Oral Health

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Thanks to advances in dental care and improved oral hygiene habits, a record number of senior citizens – almost 75% – are keeping all or some of their natural teeth. Oral health is so important for those of us over 60, not only for our smile’s sake, but for preventing chronic health conditions like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. …