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Category: Dental Tips & Tricks

Proper Care for Your Invisalign Retainer

The time, care, and money you invest in your Invisalign aligners will pay off over a lifetime. For best results, you need to take care of your teeth and your aligners daily. Some patients are careless with their Invisalign trays, resulting in expensive replacements or a less than desired experience. Here are some tips for caring for your Invisalign trays to help you achieve a beautiful smile. Continue reading “Proper Care for Your Invisalign Retainer”

Flossing Recommendations for a Healthy Mouth

Is flossing really necessary? So many people skip flossing on occasion or altogether and recent news reports have cast some doubts on the value of flossing. So, we thought it a good time to address this question here. We believe that flossing is a vital step to a healthy mouth and it is often overlooked. Taking a few extra minutes every day to make sure your mouth is completely clean is worth the effort. Continue reading “Flossing Recommendations for a Healthy Mouth”

The Importance of Oral Health

Oral health is an important component of an overall healthy lifestyle that extends far beyond the mouth. The way that you treat your teeth will affect how your body treats you. People who do not brush, floss, or swish mouthwash frequently can put themselves at risk for serious oral and other health complications later in life. While hotly debated, poor oral health has even been tied to issues that include heart attacks, diabetes and even strokes. Continue reading “The Importance of Oral Health”

Your Child’s First Trip to the Dentist

Many adults do not like going to the dentist. However, as anxiety-producing as it can be to sit in that chair, the results of regularly visiting your dentist cannot be beat. It should come as no surprise that the same is true for children.

Ensuring that your kids develop good tooth brushing habits is one of the best preventative measures you can take to ensure the longevity of their teeth. Continue reading “Your Child’s First Trip to the Dentist”

Got Bad Breath? Find Out What May Be Causing It & How to Fix It

Not only is bad breath embarrassing, but when it’s caused by an underlying dental or oral condition, it can be a difficult problem to fix!

For some, bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a lingering problem that can inhibit a person’s self confidence. Continue reading “Got Bad Breath? Find Out What May Be Causing It & How to Fix It”

Tooth Enamel 101

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, made up of water, organic matter and 96% calcium phosphate crystals. Enamel is also free from nerves and blood vessels. For this reason, regeneration and repair is impossible, so it’s important to care for the enamel you have! Caring for your enamel is also important because it acts as an excellent first line of defense against bacteria, acid and other threats to your teeth.

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Developing Healthy Dental Habits for Kids

Establishing good dental hygiene at an early age can set your child up for dental success! Even though baby teeth are bound to fall out, it’s still really important that you take steps to brush your child’s teeth (before they are able) and supervise the brushing habits of toddlers and young children.

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What is Causing Your Toothache?

Regardless of how well you take care of your teeth, at some point in your life you’re likely to experience a toothache. While many toothaches are ultimately tied to tooth decay there are many causes of toothaches. Find out more about what might be causing that pain around, or seemingly “in”, your teeth.

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