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  • Don't Have A Potty Mouth

    You probably do the best you can to take care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, and even using mouthwash before bed. However, it's also important for you to make sure you do what you can to prevent yourself from accidentally contaminating your mouth with nasty bacteria and germs that can make you sick. Not only is being ill bad for your overall health, but vomiting can be destructive to your teeth because the stomach acids that come into your mouth can eat away at the enamel.
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  • Why Flossing Can Seem So Hard At First

    Getting into the habit of flossing everyday can be tough, but sometimes it's more than a simple matter of willpower. If you've struggled to floss because of pain or because the floss gets stuck between your teeth, you could have a problem that requires a visit to the dentist. Read on to learn more about this and why seeing a dentist can help. Inflamed Gums If flossing hurts, chances are your gums are inflamed.
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  • The Do's And Don'ts Of Teaching Kids To Choose Teeth-Friendly Foods

    Any pediatric dentist will be able to tell you that many factors go into how healthy kids' teeth are. Helping your child establish optimal oral health is a complex process, and it's more of an art than a science. One important part of teaching great dental habits is empowering your children to choose foods that are good for their teeth. Here are some crucial do's and don'ts when you are teaching them to select teeth-friendly foods.
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  • Signs Your Cosmetic Dentistry Is Necessary

    One of the things you may notice on your dental insurance is an area for medically necessary cosmetic procedures. You may be wondering what this refers to and what procedures may fall under this categorization. Knowing this information could mean the difference between not having enough money for the procedure or not being able to have the procedure covered by your insurance at all. Here are some signs that your planned cosmetic dentistry procedure is necessary.
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  • Welcoming a Baby? What Every New Parent Should Know About Dental Health During the First Year of Life

    With a whirlwind of preparations to make before the birth of a new baby, many parents give little thought to what their child's dental health needs will be during infancy. Since their infant's teeth will not be expected to erupt for several months, many may believe that they can safely put off the question of oral health until that time. But even a child who does not yet have visible teeth can benefit from basic dental-care routines beginning at birth.
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  • 2 Prosthodontic Treatment Options For A First Premolar With A Frontal Chip

    The first premolar tooth starts the grinding down of food that finishes with the rear molars so you can swallow safe, small pieces of food. A first premolar with a chip on the front or outward face of the tooth can cause you difficulties in chewing and grinding while causing discomfort and cosmetic concerns. There are a few different prosthodontic or cosmetic dentistry techniques that can correct a first premolar with frontal chipping.
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  • Do You Know What Coffee Is Doing to Your Oral Health?

    If you start your day with a cup of coffee, you're not alone. Over 80 percent of adults enjoy not just one cup of coffee, but around three cups a day. Have you taken the time to consider what drinking coffee might be doing to your oral health? If not, you should investigate. Coffee Can Cause Discoloration When drinking a cup of coffee, the last thing you want to do is spill it on your clothes.
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  • Good Oral Hygiene For Expectant Mothers

    So much is going on with you during pregnancy that you may not be thinking about teeth – not even yours, much less your baby's. However, good oral hygiene improves you and your baby's health. What's more, certain conditions can develop because of your pregnancy. Take care of your teeth while you're pregnant, and help develop your baby's teeth as well. Importance of Standard Dental Care Standard dental care is not only safe, it's recommended to promote overall good health.
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  • How Transforming Your Teeth Transforms Your Career

    Here in the U.S., your appearance is everything in the acting world. If you are heavy, misshapen or have an awful smile, you are less likely to be cast in the roles you want. Worse still, you cannot present a nice head shot to directors and producers if your smile looks like you just crawled out of the backwoods of some southern state. Here is how a family dentist can transform your teeth, and how your nicer teeth transforms your acting career.
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  • Are You A Veteran In Need Of Dental Care?

    Transitioning from the military can be tough, as it delivers a lot of financial and social uncertainties. Many veterans leave the military while being rushed through the process and may not have gotten a final dental checkup. Veterans Affairs (VA) dentist offices are available, but the wait time is long and doesn't have a full set of services for everything from cavity followups to removals. If you need a bit more than a cleaning—or a cleaning a bit closer to home—here are a few ways that a non-VA dentist and the VA can help.
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