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Mouthwash comes in a close 3rd when it comes to keeping your mouth healthy – right behind brushing and flossing daily.  Here are 4 health benefits from using mouthwash: Freshens breath. Mouthwash kills the bacteria that causes bad breath. Prevents plaque build-up. Mouthwash can easily reach the places that toothbrushes cannot, like on your gums, […]

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Many parents of young children wrestle with the nightly challenge of getting their kids ready for bed and settled down to sleep. And one very important part of that battle includes convincing kids to brush their teeth the right way. Dental hygiene should be a priority for families, since training kids to take care of their health […]

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Dentists say that the most important part of tooth care happens at home. Brushing and flossing properly, along with regular dental checkups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re like most people, you don’t exactly look forward to facing a dentist’s drill. So wouldn’t it be better to prevent cavities before they begin? […]

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Also called early childhood caries, nursing caries, or Nursing Bottle Syndrome, Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is a result of a baby’s teeth coming in frequent, prolonged contact with sugary drinks, such as fruit juices, milk, formula, and sugar water. As with all foods, the sugar is broken down by bacteria in […]

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It’s coming up on the 3-month mark for your kid’s toothbrush, so you decide to make a quick trip to the corner drugstore for a new one.  But when you turn the corner onto the toothbrush aisle, you stop in your tracks. Quick trip? You could spend hours browsing through the different kinds. For such […]

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We all know that sugar is the #1 enemy of healthy teeth, but some of us don’t know just how stealth sugar can be.  Sure, it’s easy to buy “sugar free” foods, but many times sugar is still lurking under another alias. There are 5 main sugars that make a delightful meal for the bacteria […]

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Your toothbrush helps to keep you clean and healthy, so why not return the favor? Here are some guidelines for caring for your toothbrush: 1.     Sole ownership. This is one instance where you should NOT share.  Recent research shows that cavities are contagious.  By sharing a toothbrush, you could also be sharing cavity-causing bacteria. 2.     […]

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Most experts agree that a daily dose of fluoride is one of the most effective methods for preventing cavities and tooth decay.  In fact, research shows that cities with fluoride in their drinking water experience 40% to 70% less tooth decay than those without. 3 MAIN WAYS FLUORIDE HELPS YOUR TEETH: Fluoride restores your teeth […]

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During these tough economic times, many regular activities are being put on hold — and that includes visits to the dentist, as reported by Medill Reports. So how can people take care of their teeth now to avoid expensive dental procedures in the future? Here are a few tips for you and your kids that […]

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1. Remember, a child’s dental care begins before birth. A child’s teeth form between the third and sixth month of pregnancy. An expectant mother must practice good health habits to ensure proper development of her unborn child’s teeth. This means consuming plenty of calcium-rich foods such as leafy greens, fortified cereals and dairy or soy products. 2. […]

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