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Cavities You hear about them at the dentist’s office, and maybe you’ve even had one or two in your lifetime. But do you really know what cavities are all about? Cavity Development: Plaque And Tooth Decay A cavity is the space inside a tooth that remains once tooth decay is removed. Plaque, a colorless, sticky […]

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Two important dental hygiene issues are plaque and tartar control. Patients often confuse plaque and tartar and how they’re related to each other. Read on to learn how to differentiate them and tailor your dental hygiene routine to help control them. Plaque Plaque is a sticky, colorless deposit of bacteria that is constantly forming on […]

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With braces, oral hygiene is more important than ever. That’s because braces have tiny spaces where food particles and plaque get trapped, and insufficient cleaning while wearing braces can cause enamel staining and tooth decay around brackets or bands. Be sure to brush carefully after every meal with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Rinse […]

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For the second consecutive year Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will be the exhibit sponsor for Future of Art at the Alliance for the Arts. Works of art created by elementary and middle school students across Lee County will be on display beginning April 6 with an opening reception on Wednesday, […]

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Brushing Your Teeth With Braces While you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, you should see the orthodontist approximately once a month. He or she will check the condition of your braces and other appliances to make sure that they are putting steady pressure on the teeth in order to achieve the effect that you want. Regular visits […]

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Flossing Essentials for Teens Oral care is important for children of all ages, including teens, who may be the least likely to brush and floss regularly due to less parental supervision and their own busy schedules. But good oral hygiene is important for teens for several reasons: At this time, teenagers are acquiring their last […]

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Tips To Remember To Make Flossing Fun For Kids To get kids into the habit of daily flossing as part of a good oral care routine, parents need to make flossing fun and easy. Some kids complain, “Flossing hurts my gums,” but that need not be the case. Kid-friendly flossers, like Oral-B® Stages® 3 Flossers, […]

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Making Oral Care For Kids Cool As kids come into their own, they’re more conscious than ever of how their bodies are changing. And that includes their mouths. In fact, common teenage concerns can include braces, bad breath and teeth whitening. Oral-B can help you create an oral care routine to address your teen’s concerns […]

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Dental Hygiene Tips For Kids One of the best ways to prevent tooth decay in children is to get them enthusiastic about daily dental hygiene. After all, tooth brushing is probably not at the top of your child’s list of favorite things to do. But you can make it more acceptable – and even fun […]

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Dental Care Dental care plays an important role for health and appearance, both in childhood and throughout adult life. Preventative dentistry is so good these days that our kids can look forward to keeping those pearly whites bright and shiny all their lives. And we now know so much about keeping fear and pain out […]

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