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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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