Flossing: What You’re Doing Wrong

Here are some of the many misconceptions about flossing: 1. You DON’T have to floss that often: Once a day is plenty. Flossing more than once a day is really irritating to the gums. Irritating those gums can cause inflammation and bleeding, no one wants that. 2. Blood doesn’t always mean what you think it…

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Avoid Gum Disease like the Plaque

Gum disease is one of the most common dental problems among adults. If left untreated it can become irreversible and ultimately lead to tooth loss. Gum disease is easy to prevent and treat if caught early. It is vitally important to stay vigilant and keep up with your oral hygiene to ensure you’re in the…

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Don’t Use Your Teeth For These 3 Things

Throughout history, our teeth have been good tools to have. Today, though, this habit would earn a solid scolding from your dentist. We have other tools we can use instead and can protect our teeth from potential damage in the process. As a matter of fact, utilizing your teeth for the activities listed below could…

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How Important Is Flossing?

Floss. It’s Important. Even though it is recommended to floss at least once each day, it is safe to assume that most adults don’t accomplish this goal. The idea behind flossing is to remove plaque, which contains bacteria that feed on leftover food or sugar in your mouth and releases an acid that can eat…

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Thumb Sucking & Your Child’s Teeth

There are several reasons a child may choose to suck on their thumb. Whether done for comfort, due to anxiety, or out of habit, thumb sucking in children can lead to dental problems later in life, like an overbite or speech impediments. Many parents may wish to address thumb sucking at an early age before…

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Replacing a Front Tooth

Whenever a person is participating in physically risky activities, like contact sports or bicycle stunts, it is highly recommended to wear a mouthguard. But what happens if it’s too late – what if an accident has already occurred and you’ve found yourself with a missing front tooth? It’s important that you know your front tooth…