How Often Should You See Your Dentist?

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Seeing a dentist is important for the health of your teeth and gums, but you may wonder, exactly how often should you see your dentist? And how do you know when you need to? Here’s what you need to know about exams, cleanings and emergency visits so you can be sure that you are always doing the very best for …

5 Symptoms of Gum Disease

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Did you know that it’s just as important to take good care of your gums as it is to take good care of your teeth? Your teeth may be the focus of your dental care routine because they are the first thing you notice when you smile, but your gums deserve lots of attention too. Here are 5 symptoms of …

Choosing a Toothbrush

Choosing a Toothbrush

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Brushing your teeth regularly is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth, but the condition of your toothbrush is also important because it can have an impact on how effective your brushing is. Dentists recommend replacing your toothbrush every 3 months or as soon as the bristles show signs of wear and tear such as …

Should You Use Mouthwash?

Should You Use Mouthwash?

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When taking good care of your teeth is a priority, you want to do everything you can to ensure that your teeth stay healthy, strong and bright. Is brushing and flossing your teeth enough or should you use mouthwash too? Here’s why mouthwash can be a great addition to your oral hygiene regimen and what to look for when choosing …

Sports and Dental Health

Sports and Dental Health

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Working out, exercising and playing sports are all great activities for your health, but it’s important to know how to protect your teeth when preparing for any work out session or game. Here’s what you should know about sports and dental health. Protective Gear Just like it’s important to wear a helmet and protective pads to protect the rest of …

Do You Need to Replace Old Fillings

Do I Need to Replace Old Fillings?

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Many people who had cavities filled years ago wonder if or when they should replace them. For some patients, old fillings made of silver amalgam may be of some concern due to the mercury content. Others may wish to replace them with newer tooth-colored material for cosmetic reasons. Here are some things you need to know about replacing old fillings: …

Why Preventative Care Matters

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Many people don’t think about the health of their teeth until they experience discomfort, often from a cavity, but being proactive about the health of your teeth before problems arise has great benefits. Let’s dig into the topic of why preventative care matters and how you can be proactive about keeping your smile looking and feeling its best. What Causes …

How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

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People often joke about sugar being bad for their teeth. “That’s a cavity waiting to happen!” Someone is bound to say as they add sugar to their coffee, or a child enjoys their candy. But is it a myth, or is it true that sugar affects your teeth? The Science Behind the One Liners Sugar does have a connection to …

Dental Hygiene When You’re Sick

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Cold and flu season is in full swing again. When you’re feeling achy, chilled and stuffy, caring for your teeth can understandably slip your mind. Even the smallest task seems to take great effort when you’re feeling under the weather. Getting well and caring for you should take top priority and there are some easy things you can do to …