Preventing the Dreaded Gum Disease

Preventing the Dreaded Gum Disease First impressions are very important and having a great smile is at the center of the impression you give to others. More importantly, having a healthy mouth is imperative to your overall health and well-being. Regular trips to the...

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Top 8 Toothpastes on the Market

It's a well-known fact that having healthy teeth is important not only for good oral health, but for overall health as well. Many factors can aid in quality oral health, including flossing, brushing at least twice a day, and which toothpastes to use. Here are eight of...

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The 10 Weirdest Dental Facts

1. Floss for The Great Escape While dentists recommend floss for removing food/plaque from between the teeth, a West Virginia prison inmate conjured up another use. In 1994, the L.A.Times reported that Robert Shephard braided floss into a rope to scale the prison's...

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Luck of the Draw? Cavities and Genetics

For many years people have believed that dental health is solely based on the level of oral hygiene, but that isn't always the case. The tendency to experience tooth decay and cavities can be attributed to an inherited gene in some cases. As much as 60% of tooth decay...

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Soft vs Hard Bristle Toothbrushes

When shopping for a new toothbrush, you're bound to notice the many options you have with bristles alone. Bristles come in a range from soft to hard. While it may not seem like a big decision, choosing the wrong type of toothbrush can actually hurt your gums and the...

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4 Home Remedies for a Tooth Ache

Most toothaches are the result of infection. Over-the-counter pain relievers may help, but are often not enough. You can ease the pain with these four home remedies. #1 Dull the Pain with Clove The eugenol in clove is a natural anesthetic with the properties of an...

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Implants or Bridgework?

Missing teeth do far more than disrupt facial aesthetics. If you're missing one or more natural tooth structures, then you probably have less confidence in both the social and professional arenas. Moreover, your remaining, healthy teeth are also being subjected to an...

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What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad breath is embarrassing. It can also be bad for business and impact your confidence. The good news is that, in most instances, if you determine the source of the odor and make a few simple changes in your life, you will be able to eliminate mouth odor for good....

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How Often Should I Floss?

One of the best ways to prevent cavities and gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene. The American Dental Association recommends that people floss between the teeth on a daily basis. Doing so can help to prevent both cavities and gum disease. When you floss, you...

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