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11 tips to cut down on sugar

July 30, 2021 | Author:

It comes as no surprise that sugar-related dental problems are still the most widespread cause of poor oral health and disease. The message is clear and simple though, reducing the amount of sugar that is in our diets will help to reduce the damage it can cause to our teeth, with the bonus of improving […]

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Causes of Tooth Decay

July 15, 2021 | Author:

It’s critically important to help heal the misunderstandings that our culture has around how to navigate the path to greater oral health.  Let’s study 5 aspects of how diet and nutrition can impact oral health.  5 dietary recommendations to positively impact oral health Have sufficient fat-soluble vitamins in our diet (vitamins A, D, E, and […]

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Teeth Grinding

June 30, 2021 | Author:

Written by- https://www.mouthhealthy.org/ Teeth grinding is called bruxism, and often it happens as you sleep.  Teeth grinding can be caused not just by stress and anxiety but also by sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, or teeth that are missing or crooked. A study in the November 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Dental […]

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7 Things Your Dentist Wants You to Know about COVID-19 vaccines

June 15, 2021 | Author:

Oral health is essential to your overall health. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, your dentist has been working to put your health and safety first by taking extra steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the dental office. 1.     COVID-19 Vaccines are Safe and Effective  As doctors of oral health, reliable scientific information […]

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Five oral health faux pas you never knew were bad for you

May 20, 2021 | Author:

Written by-  George Bushell In an era where people say appearance is everything, having a good smile is key! Many of them know to brush twice a day and stay away from sugar but are you sure you’ve thought of everything? The Oral Health Foundation is providing the following information to those who’d like to […]

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5 Fun Ways to Welcome the Tooth Fairy

April 30, 2021 | Author:

Written by- https://www.mouthhealthy.org/ For generations, the Tooth Fairy has left a small gift for children who hid their fallen baby teeth under their pillow. This charming tradition is the perfect time to help kids learn more about taking care of their teeth. Here are 5 delightful and inexpensive ways to embrace this magical spirit with […]

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How to avoid the risks of Mask Mouth?

April 14, 2021 | Author:

Written by- https://orawellness.com/ There’s a new oral health development due to the events of 2020 that warrants a discussion. Dentists are witnessing an uptick in the prevalence of dry mouth, gum disease, and tooth decay. This uptick is being attributed to habitually wearing masks for long periods, which is why the media has named this […]

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Is Baking Soda safe to brush with?

March 31, 2021 | Author:

Written by- https://orawellness.com/ Is baking soda safe to brush with?  “Will I damage my teeth if I brush with baking soda?” Some experts claim that regularly brushing with baking soda can cause wear on tooth enamel and gum tissue. Is baking soda really to blame? Our teeth like to be polished and our gums like […]

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The Stress of COVID-19 Linked to Increased Oral Health Problems

March 17, 2021 | Author:

Written by- Jessica Arnold Posted on October 30, 2020  If you’ve been feeling a little on edge lately, you’re not alone. According to a report released by Harvard Medical School and the University of North Carolina, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress levels in the U.S. by 55%! Elevated stress levels can lead to many […]

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What Causes Receding Gums?

March 3, 2021 | Author:

Written by- https://orawellness.com/ The internet is full of misinformation around receding gums. What causes it? What can you do to make sure your gums are healthy? What can you do if your gums are already receding? Let’s start by exploring a bit of mouth anatomy to help create a foundation for this discussion on how […]

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