Six Reasons to Wear a Protective Dental Mouthguard

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The American Dental Association recommends wearing custom mouthguards for the following sports: acrobats, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shot putting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, and wrestling. Other experts include baseball and softball infielders on that list. They further recommend the mouthguard to be …

Chewing Gum Can Improve Your Oral Health

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  If you’re someone who enjoys chewing gum throughout the day, we have good news for you—it may help improve your oral health. In fact, The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends chewing gum as part of a healthy oral home care routine and has even put its seal of approval on certain types of sugar-free gum. The reason chewing gum …

5 Advantages of Dental Implants

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Any missing tooth can have a negative impact on your quality of life, as well as dental and oral health. When we chew, a healthy tooth strengthens the quality of bone; similar to how exercise protects against bone loss. Furthermore, when a tooth is missing, healthy teeth tend to shift position towards the gap due to bone loss, affecting how …

What are the benefits of cleaning your tongue?

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Brushing your tongue has proven to be effective in reducing the number of bacteria in the mouth.  Cleaning the tongue will help minimize the possible presence of bacteria that causes oral health issues. Benefits of tongue brushing include: – fresher breath – prevention of gum disease and tooth decay – improvements in sense of taste – overall mouth feeling cleaner …

Cosmetic Dentistry & The Health Of Your Teeth

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Cosmetic Dentistry refers to procedures that affect the appearance of teeth, such as teeth whitening and straightening, veneers, and crowns. Straightening and whitening teeth can give you increased confidence and self-esteem, and can also help reduce painful headaches from misaligned teeth. Let’s first take a look at some of the benefits that cosmetic dentistry procedures have to offer. A Boost …

6 Reasons for Dry Mouth

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When your mouth makes little or no saliva, it affects more than just your thirst. Saliva helps you taste and digest what you eat and drink. It flushes food particles from your teeth and reduces the acids that cause tooth decay. Dry mouth can be caused by the following: Anxiety can contribute to dry mouth by causing increased mouth breathing …

Celebrate International Day of Self-Care – 7/24

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International Self-Care Day is celebrated on July 24. It stresses the importance of self-care as the cornerstone of wellness. On this day, individuals throughout the world are encouraged to make self-care a part of their everyday routines and turn it into a priority.  It’s a clever reminder that benefits of self-care are experienced 24 hours a day 7 days a …

How To Get Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth

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Getting your kids to slow down and effectively brush their teeth can be tricky. Getting your child to build the habit of brushing their teeth twice a day is a great accomplishment. The habit will stick with them for life and help fight off unwanted cavities. Check out these tricks to get your children brushing! Involve an Activity  Make brushing …

3 Surprising Facts About Dental Implants

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If you’re missing teeth, you’re probably considering several tooth replacement options. Full or partial dentures are common choices for people with multiple missing teeth, whereas patients missing only one tooth might consider a bridge. However, there is one option that works whether you’re missing one tooth or a number of teeth: dental implants. While dental implants have been around for …

Wisdom Teeth: Not So Wise After All

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Wisdom Teeth: Not So Wise After All If you’re like most people, you’ll have your “wisdom” teeth removed at some point in your life. Perhaps you’ve already undergone this procedure and now your son or daughter is experiencing mouth discomfort due to these large third molars. Is the pain affecting their sleep? Are they having trouble eating? What’s in a …