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Start Healthy Dental Habits at the First Tooth

Discovering your baby has their first teeth coming in is an exciting moment. Taking care of those teeth early on can keep you & your child excited about their smile for years to come.

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Stop Teeth Grinding With These Techniques

Grinding your teeth, or Bruxism, can lead to increased wear on your teeth and, if bad enough, can result in the need for restorative care if wear results in chipped teeth or a misaligned bite. There are several techniques that you and your dentist can do to stop grinding.

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Nutrients That Help Keep Your Teeth Healthy

We’ve talked about foods that affect your oral health, but those discussions often boil down to the nutrients you get from those foods. Let’s take a closer look at those nutrients & exactly what foods provide them.

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Caring for Your Lips

If you walk through an art gallery, you’ll notice that all the great paintings are held within beautiful frames. In some ways, the frame is just as important as the art; if you choose a frame that is too fancy or too plain, too colorful or too dull, it can detract from the beauty of the art.

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The Difference Between Baby Teeth & Permanent Teeth

Most of us lost the last of our baby teeth years ago, but have you ever thought about why you need two sets of teeth in the first place? Both baby teeth & permanent teeth are important for your continued dental health, although there are a few key differences between the two. 

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Why a Dental Cleaning Is Not Just a Teeth Cleaning

Dental cleaning appointments have more than one benefit to patients. Like a spa day for your teeth, cleaning appointments include two phases—scaling & polishing—that together give you the smooth, clean teeth you expect, along with some more benefits.

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What’s Your Floss Made Of?

You may know of dental floss as an essential part of your dental hygiene routine, but did you know that there are different types of dental floss? Like toothbrushes & toothpaste, which kind is best for you depends on your unique dental needs. 

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The Truth About Breath Mints

Many people use breath mints to keep their breath fresh throughout the day, but did you know that breath mints can actually contribute to tooth decay?

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What You Need to Know About Your Jaw Bone

Taking care of your teeth has an unseen benefit: It preserves your jaw bone as well. Your jaw is an integral part of your oral health as it connects your teeth to your skull. Caring for your teeth is a big part of caring for your jaw, but there are some additional things you should know.

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The Importance of Dental Exams

You probably know that it’s important to visit your dentist regularly for teeth cleanings to help prevent tooth decay, but did you know that a visit to your dentist has other benefits?

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