Here’s Why You Should Floss

Did you know that cavities are one of the largest unmet health treatment needs? Untreated, they could cause pain, infections, and other problems. No one wants to go through fillings; that’s why preventative measures are much more important. You might wonder what you can do to help prevent cavities. When you floss, you’re getting between the teeth […]

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Why do we have Wisdom Teeth?

What Are Wisdom Teeth?  The majority of people grow four wisdom teeth in the back of their mouths in their late teens or early twenties. They’re the last teeth to come through and reside in all four corners of the mouth. They are also known as “third molars”. Interestingly enough, not everyone has wisdom teeth. […]

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Celebrating Dental Assistants Recognition Week

Dental assistants are healthcare professionals who work alongside dentists to provide patient care in a dental office. Their responsibilities vary depending on the state in which they work and the specific office in which they are employed, but they typically include preparing patients for dental procedures, taking x-rays, sterilizing instruments, and assisting the dentist during […]

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Why You Should Wear a Night Guard for Bruxism

Why You Should Wear a Night Guard for Bruxism

Repeatedly grinding, clenching or gnashing your teeth is known as bruxism. It may happen while you’re awake or asleep. The causes are unclear and may include a combination of genetic, physiological or psychological factors. Sleep bruxism is common and may occur in adults or children. In severe cases, sleep bruxism may lead to complications, including tooth damage, […]

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Child Brushing

Should Kids Use Mouthwash?

Only about 35% of children make their dental hygiene a priority. And that’s no surprise—after all, it’s a lot more fun to play with your friends than to brush twice a day. But for parents, there’s nothing more important than making sure that their kids are on the path towards good oral health from an early age. […]

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How Does Sugar Affect Your Teeth?

We’ve all heard that too much sugar is bad for you, but most people don’t know how sugar affects teeth. Studies have shown that the amount of sugar you eat should be 10 percent or less of the total amount of food you consume. Here are some dental tips to understand the effects of sugar […]

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Bad Breath in Children

Pediatric Halitosis: What You Can Do Right Now To Cure Bad Breath In Children

We all expect babies and young children to smell sweet. The childcare industry feeds this expectation by perfuming most childcare products with signature `baby aromas’. The media reinforces it by presenting imagery of children looking freshly bathed, combed and powdered and biology is at work here too, releasing `happy hormones’ like dopamine to fuel the […]

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How To Choose The Right Toothbrush For Your Children To Ensure Oral Hygiene And Dental Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five children in the United States have untreated tooth decay and poor dental practices (such as not brushing their teeth regularly) that they carry into adulthood. This is an alarming fact, because oral hygiene has been linked to a number of health complications, such […]

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