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Why Soft-Bristled Toothbrushes Are Better

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When toothbrushes were invented hundreds of years ago, people had to debate which bristle material would clean their teeth more effectively, animal hair or twigs. Fortunately, our choices have improved since then. We have many toothbrush options, including toothbrushes with soft bristles and hard bristles. Many experts prefer soft bristles over hard-bristled toothbrushes. Here’s why: Soft...

Finding the Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth

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Losing a tooth as we get older is common. It could be the result of tooth decay, gum disease, or oral trauma. Unfortunately, all too frequently, people delay or decline to get the tooth replaced. Maybe it’s a back tooth and they decide no one will see the gap so it’s okay. Or maybe it’s even a front tooth, and the concern for the expense of replacing it outweighs the concern because “it’s only a...

Make a Wish! August 22nd is Tooth Fairy Day

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Who doesn’t remember the thrill of losing a tooth and putting it under their pillow to find that in the morning, like magic, the tooth had vanished and money was in its place? And it was even better when we perhaps got to play Tooth Fairy for our own children. Like Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a beloved symbol of childhood. Unlike many other heroes of folklore, the Tooth...

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

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Most children learn by the time they’re in elementary school that they should brush their teeth twice every day. But many adults still have no idea how often they should replace their toothbrush. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you change your toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles become frayed. Should You Change Your Toothbrush? Bacteria Buildup. After you...

By Looking In Your Mouth, Dentists Can See What’s Happening in Your Body

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Did you know your dentist can frequently spot the first warning signs of many major health problems? Issues like leukemia, heart disease, diabetes and more may all have oral manifestations. They can potentially be spotted by your dentist during a routine check-up even before you’re experiencing any symptoms. One of the first signs of leukemia can be gingivitis; or swelling and bleeding gums...

The Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental implant surgery is a common dental procedure intended to replace a natural tooth or teeth. With dental implants, tooth roots are replaced with metal screw-like posts, while missing or damaged teeth are replaced with artificial crowns that function and look just like real ones. Bridges and dentures can frequently be effective solutions, but sometimes the prosthetics do not fit well or a...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dentures

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Has a dentist ever warned you, “If you ignore your teeth, they’ll go away”? Losing teeth is never easy, but fortunately, there is a common and efficient option: Dentures. Teeth provide three different benefits. They help us bite and chew food. They help us in our speech by contributing to articulation and producing various sounds. And, of course, they give us a friendly and attractive look and...

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