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 …

3 Ways to Treat A Toothache

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Toothaches are common, but that doesn’t make them any less uncomfortable. Pain is the body’s signal that something needs your attention. If you’re suffering from discomfort in your tooth or mouth, it’s important to find out the reason for that twinge, but there are also some things you can do to help you feel a bit better until you can …

Choosing the Best Dental Floss for You

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Choosing the best dental floss for you may be an overwhelming or daunting task, but it isn’t impossible. Learning the different types of dental floss and the jobs they do can help you choose what kind is the best dental floss for your situation and needs. Many Types of Floss There are many types of floss but don’t let that …

How to Keep Your Smile Young

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Your smile expresses you, and shows the world a flash of your brilliance and beauty. If you feel young, why not keep your smile young too? Here are several ways to encourage a youthful appearance when you smile! Braces or Invisalign Braces aren’t just for teenagers! Invisalign isn’t just for the younger folks. Straightening your teeth can help avoid the …

3 Reasons Flossing Matters

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You’ve heard your dentist say “brush and floss twice a day!” But why does it matter so much? There are many reasons flossing matters, because it reaches where a toothbrush can’t, and cleans beyond what a mouthwash can do. Without a thin little string, cleaning our teeth thoroughly just isn’t as reachable. Cavities One of the reasons flossing matters, is …

When Should You See a Dentist?

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Like seeing the Doctor, seeing your dentist is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dental care is self care, and seeing a dentist can be a relaxing experience that helps you smile brighter and healthier. So when should you see a dentist? Are you Experiencing Discomfort? Are you wondering what to do about temperature sensitivity? Do your teeth …

Does Whitening Toothpaste Really Work?

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Everyone wants a brighter smile and there are many ways to achieve a more glittering first impression. Depending on each patient’s needs and situation they may choose in office whitening, or at home whitening kits. What seems like the easiest solution is to reach for the whitening toothpaste, but does whitening toothpaste really work and is it the best option …

Can You Disinfect Your Toothbrush?

Can You Disinfect Your Toothbrush?

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In the current pandemic, we are trying to protect ourselves and our families from illness, and reinfection from illness. Part of this can mean disinfecting everyday items. So if you’re asking “Can you disinfect your toothbrush?” Here are some safety tips to keep your toothbrush clean during the time of COVID-19. 1. Isolate Your Personal Items If you’re showing any …

What Can I Do in a Dental Emergency?

What Can I Do in a Dental Emergency?

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What can I do in a dental emergency, since many dentists are closed due to the current pandemic? Here’s what you need to know to navigate dental care while following recommendations for COVID-19. Don’t Panic First of all, Dentists are offering urgent care services to dental patients if a dental emergency should arise. You can know what to do in …