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Friday, January 30, 2015

7 Foods that Promote Good Oral Health

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When it comes to the "dos and don'ts" of food and dental health, you're probably already familiar with the worst offenders. Soda pop, sugary candies, staining drinks, acidic fruits and chewing ice can all wreak havoc on the appearance and integrity of your teeth. However, just as there are foods to avoid when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth, there are also those that contribute to a strong, bright smile. We've put together seven of the best foods to help maintain your oral health.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Common Myths and Important Truths About Dentistry

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There are lots of negative notions out there when it comes to dental work. The statistics tell us that 5% - 8% of people entirely avoid going to the dentist out of fear and more than one in five only go when it's absolutely necessary because of the major anxiety it causes them. The truth is though, that seeing your dentist does not have to be a bad experience. Methods and technology have greatly advanced since that rotten dental encounter you had as a child.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Keeping Informed about Oral Cancer

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When we think about getting a check-up at the dental office, we consider that the dentist might tell us our brushing habits aren't up to par, could discover a cavity or two, or (cringe) deliver the news that we need a root canal. While each of these scenarios is less than preferable, they likely do not pose a serious threat to our overall health. However, research continues to show links between dental health and our physical health. And, one of those biggest connections comes in the form of oral cancer.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

4 Dental Hygiene Accessories to Keep Your Mouth Clean

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When it comes to keeping your pearly whites, well, pearly and white - we know the basic tools required are a toothbrush and floss. In previous blog posts, we've talked about brushing tips as well the most effective way to floss your teeth. But what else can you do to ensure your mouth stays healthy and clean? Of course you should see your dentist regularly, but we've also got four additional tools to add to your at home dental hygiene routine to ensure a sparkling smile.