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3 Ways Ascorbic Acid Can Harm Dental Health

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If your diet meets the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C then you probably do not need to take ascorbic acid, or vitamin C supplements. If you take medications that inhibit the absorption of ascorbic acid or if you have certain health conditions, your ascorbic acid levels may become depleted.  In these instances, your health care provider may recommend that you take a vitamin C or ascorbic acid supplement. While ascorbic acid is essential to your health, taking large doses may have negative effects of your oral health. Read More»

The Choices Available In Teen Braces

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The teen years are the ideal time for a child to wear braces. Most of their teeth are in by then and their bones are growing and changing so adjusting teeth is still easy. However, the teen years are also when your child is self-conscious about his or her appearance and may resent wearing braces. There are different options in braces that you can discuss with your child’s dentist. Here’s a look at what the dentist might recommend. Read More»

5 Signs You Need Your Dentures Adjusted

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When you buy well-made, properly fitted dentures, they can last for decades – and maybe even the rest of your life. Unfortunately, your mouth shape may change, and dentures do also go through wear and tear. As a result, you may need to have your dentures adjusted or repaired from time to time. Here are five signs it’s time to make an appointment with the denture repair specialist. 1. Your dentures wiggle as you chew Read More»

Maintaining Your Perfect Smile: Why You'll Need To Wear A Retainer

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After wearing braces for several years, they may be coming off for good, and that means you’ll get to show off your new smile with straight teeth. However, if you want to preserve your straight smile for the rest of your life, you’ll need to make sure you’re wearing your retainer. You don’t have to wear the retainer all the time, but it’s something you should wear when you’re sleeping. Read More»

What You Should Know About Toothbrush Care

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While you may be well aware of the care that needs to go into brushing and flossing your teeth every day, do you know what you should be doing to take care of your toothbrush? If not, you may be making mistakes that can affect your oral health without you knowing about it. Here are a few tips to follow when it comes to toothbrush care. Don’t Seal Off The Toothbrush Read More»

What To Expect During Your Baby's First Dental Checkup

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Parenting a child can become overwhelming at times. From providing them with a healthy diet and proper medical care to ensuring they are happy at all times, it is easy to see the challenges. Unfortunately, many parents forget the importance of their child’s oral health. Even as a baby, proper steps should be taken to ensure the mouth, teeth, and gums are growing in the healthiest manner possible. Most experts recommend a first visit to the dentist by the age of 1 or at least 6 months after the first tooth erupts. Read More»

4 New Year's Resolutions For Your Oral Health

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You have started a brand new year, which means it is time to do things a little better than you did last year. Usually, when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, people tend to try to lead a healthier lifestyle. Rather than having your main goal as losing weight this year, why not switch things up and make your main goal to improve your oral health? In doing so, you will not just be promoting healthy teeth and a gorgeous smile, but you will also be contributing to your overall health. Read More»

What Kind Of Dental Bridges Is Right For You?

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There are a variety of options to consider after choosing to have dental bridges installed, which can make it tough to determine what style is right for you. Following is a break down of the most popular options, which should help you narrow down the choices to one or two that best meet your expectations: The Traditional Route Traditional bridges are the most common option among patients because they’ve been tried and tested, and they offer reliable results. Read More»

Stocking Stuffers That Won't Damage Your Child's Teeth

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With the Christmas holiday approaching, parents are starting to plan stocking stuffers and other treats for their children. Unfortunately, the traditional chocolates and other candy treats that are staples for most holiday stockings are damaging to teeth. If you want to build a stocking that will still be full of excitement and magic without damaging your child’s teeth, there are alternatives that you can consider. You can even help encourage proper dental hygiene with certain stuffers. Read More»

4 Reasons You Should Watch The Viral Dental Cleaning Videos

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It seems like you can find anything on the internet, and one of therecent viral trends are videos of professional dentists and hygienists cleaning particularly problematic, tartar covered teeth. These videos are close up and graphic and many people may wonder if people only get a gross satisfaction from watching them or if they can serve some benefit. Below are some reasons why you may want to watch the videos.  Read More»