The Truth about Tooth Whitening

If you want whiter, more brilliant teeth for a brighter smile, there is always the option of tooth whitening. Today, people seeking teeth whitening have two basic options: At-home tooth-bleaching kits or professional teeth whitening performed by qualified dentists. There are benefits to both. At-home teeth-bleaching tends to be less expensive and definitely requires fewer trips to your dentists' office. But even if you choose to try teeth-whitening yourself at home it's always a good idea ...

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Fascinating Facts about Your Teeth

Did you know ... -- That the average person spends approximately 38.5 days of their life brushing their teeth? -- That if you drink three or more glasses of soda pop per day on average, you are 62% more likely to suffer from tooth decay, tooth loss, or have to have dental fillings in your lifetime? -- That 78% of people in the US have at least one cavity by the time they reach the age of 17? -- That flossing daily allows you to reach 40% more of the tooth surfaces in your mouth compa...

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Even the Youngest Children Require Dental Care

Even the Youngest Children Require Dental Care

Waiting until all of a child's grownup teeth have come in before taking them to see a dentist is a recipe for disaster. A child's first dental appointment should be made as soon as all of their primary teeth begin to erupt. It can take until the age of 21 for a human to develop a complete set of permanent teeth. Without regular dental care, a lot can go wrong during that time. Primary Teeth Our teeth are important to our health. The different sizes, shapes, and locations of teeth inside...

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What Foods Are Bad for Your Teeth?

What Foods Are Bad for Your Teeth?

There are certain foods that can have a negative effect on your smile. But if you eat them in moderation and are consistently following good oral health habits, there aren't any foods you can't enjoy once in a while. So why are some foods bad for your teeth? It all depends on what they contain and the effects they have on your teeth. Tooth Decay Certain foods that are high in sugar -- such as candy, bakery items, and other sucrose-rich foods -- can wear down the protective coating o...

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Schedule College Students’ Appointments during Breaks

Schedule College Students’ Appointments during Breaks

If you have young people going off to college for the first time this fall, one thing you may not have thought about is their dental care. While many colleges and universities offer campus medical services, fewer provide dental services. That means your college student will need either find a new dentist in the city where their school is located or schedule their dental appointments during their breaks. Upcoming Breaks It's usually up to the parents to find out about their student's bre...

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Back to School Appointments Now Being Accepted

Back to School Appointments Now Being Accepted

Summer is winding down and fall is right around the corner. So in just a few weeks, kids will be going back to school. Many schools require students entering first grade, freshman year of high school, and first year of college to have comprehensive dental checkups prior to the start of the school year. If your child hasn't yet had their pre-admission dental appointment, now is the time to make it. Filling Up Fast Late summer and early autumn is one of the busiest times of the year for m...

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Tooth Brushing Tips to Improve Your Smile

Tooth Brushing Tips to Improve Your Smile

Brushing your teeth is something you should be doing every day, preferably after every meal. It helps remove food particles from between your teeth and eliminates plaque buildup on the surface of your tooth enamel. But often should you really brush your teeth? And how long should each brushing last? These answers to these and other questions may surprise you. Brushing Length Many dentists will recommend you brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice per day -- once in the morning and on...

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Dental Care Improves Quality of Life

Dental Care Improves Quality of Life

When people are young, they don't think much about the future. But the older they get, the more they come to regret neglecting things like taking care of their teeth. With proper care, most people's teeth can last a lifetime. Even though they are used several times per day for chewing, gnashing, and grinding food prior to digestion, teeth are strong enough to stand up to this work and provide years of use without pain or even decay. But that's dependent upon proper care. If you don't take ...

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5-Step Strategy for Combating Bad Breath

5-Step Strategy for Combating Bad Breath

Have you recently noticed that you have bad breath? Do people seem to avoid speaking closely to you? If so, it's not the end of the world. Most people have bad breath at some point in their lives. But successful people do something about it. Getting rid of bad breath and preventing it from returning is as simple as 1-2-3-4-5. This five-stage plan will get rid of your bad breath and keep it away forever as long as you make these simple steps a part of your normal daily routine. Steps 1-3 - ...

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Time Is Running Out for Student Appointments

Time Is Running Out for Student Appointments

The Fourth of July has come and gone. The MLB All-Star game has been played. And the first day of school is looming on the horizon for students nationwide. If your child is entering kindergarten or first grade, freshmen year of high school, or the first year at university, the institution he or she is attending probably requires a dental exam prior to the first day of classes. Mandatory Dental Exams While for most people August is the month for summer vacations, for dental offices it is...

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