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Is It Plaque Or Tartar?

Plaque and tartar are both bad for your teeth, but do you know which is which? They are connected, but they aren’t the same thing.  Here’s what you need to know. Plaque The bacteria that builds up in your mouth creates a clear, sticky film that coats the surface of your teeth. It gets all over your teeth and gums and it is constantly forming in your mouth. This sticky,…

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How Does Toothpaste Work?

Have you ever wondered why we brush our teeth with toothpaste? It turns out that toothpaste does much more than make your breath smell minty fresh. Toothpaste is an important part of keeping your mouth healthy and clean. Keep reading to learn more about how toothpaste works. Toothpaste Ingredients Fluoride: Fluoride is an ingredient that is required by the American Dental Association. Fluoride strengthens your enamel and helps fight off…

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Dental Emergencies 101

If you are faced with a dental emergency, the best thing you can do is visit your dentist immediately. However, in some situations, you may not be able to make it to the dentist’s office as quickly as you’d like.   Find out what you should do in the following situations: Cracked Tooth If you crack your tooth, rinse your mouth out with warm water. Then use gauze to stop…

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Do You Want Whiter Teeth? Explore Your Options

Whiter teeth can make you look younger, more attractive, and more confident. If you’d like to whiten your teeth, keep reading to learn more about your options. Improved Habits The simplest, and cheapest way to whiten your teeth is to improve your habits. This may not give you drastic results, but it can gradually improve the appearance of your teeth. Even if you decide to go with another teeth whitening…

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Teeth 101

Do you know how many teeth you have? Do you know that you have multiple types of teeth, and that each type of tooth has a different job? Keep reading to learn more: The Four Types Of Teeth You have four kinds of teeth in your mouth, and each type of tooth has a different function. Incisors The incisors are in the front of your mouth. These 8 teeth are…

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Simple Habits That Protect Your Teeth And Your Health

There are a few simple habits that can protect your teeth and your health.  Keep reading to learn more. Brush Your Teeth After Meals It is important to brush your teeth after every meal. To make this easy, pack your toothbrush in your purse or keep one in the drawer at your desk. When you brush your teeth hold the toothbrush in 45° angle and move it in small circular…

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4 Reasons To Show Off Your Smile

Smiling has a surprising number of powerful benefits. Consider these 4 reasons to show off your smile more often: 1. Smiling Releases Endorphins That Make You Feel Better Endorphins are neurotransmitters (chemical signals from your brain) that make you feel happier and relaxed. These chemicals can improve your mood, reduce your stress level, and they can even act as painkillers. Endorphins are the same chemicals that are released when you…

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How To Pick the Right Toothbrush

How does one pick the right toothbrush? There are so many choices – electric or manual, hard bristle or soft bristle, pink or blue, SpongeBob or The Avengers? It can get a little overwhelming at times. With these tips, we can hopefully take out some of the guesswork and get you the toothbrush you need for a pristine smile! Size Matters The first thing you want to consider is the…

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How will the implant be placed?

First, the implant, which looks like a screw or cylinder, is placed into your jaw. Over the next two to six months, the implant and the bone are allowed to bond together to form an anchor for your artificial tooth. During this time, a temporary tooth replacement option can be worn over the implant site. Photo of extension attached to implantOften, a second step of the procedure is necessary to…

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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a great way for people to change the appearance of their teeth, depending on the results you are trying to achieve. For people who want to change simple things, such as the shade or shape of their teeth, porcelain veneers may be the right course of action to take. Veneers are very thin, almost wafer like covers for the front of your teeth. A very small layer…

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