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Flossing, Brushing, and BeyondTeethwithBraces

Somewhere between the braces, wires, and rubber bands in your mouth lie your teeth, but how do you get to them? Often, braces prove to be quite the obstacle when you want to brush, floss, or otherwise care for the beautiful, straight smile-in-progress. But this beautiful smile won't be possible without proper care....

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Receding Gums: Are Your Teeth in Peril? Receding Gums

No cavities, no problem, right? Wrong! Even the straightest and whitest of teeth can fall prey to a serious case of receding gums, a common condition that can sneak up and do some damage before many individuals realize it's even a problem.

While a surefire way to detect and treat it is with regular visits to the dentist, meticulous at-home monitoring and preventative care is also a great line of defense. Here's what you should know to keep the threat of gum recession at bay.

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Sealants: Stop Cavities Before They Begin Sealants

Imagine you could protect your smile and preserve good oral health. Would you do it? In all likelihood the answer is yes and, with sealants, you can.

Few oral issues can be fully preempted or prevented. After all, genetics and other factors can play a role in whether or not you develop cavities or more serious dental complications. But with sealants, you can prevent cavities for up to a decade before they ever have a chance to start.

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High-Tech Toothbrushes: Is It Worth Going Electric? Toothbrushes

The verdict is in: electric toothbrushes are here to stay, and they mean business for your teeth! By now, you've probably seen them on the shelves, on TV or in magazines. Dentists endorse them, and most are ADA-approved — but if you still swear by your manual toothbrush, these benefits just might convince you otherwise.

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A Visibly Straighter Smile with Invisible Orthodontics Orthodontics

Traditional orthodontics isn't for everyone. The thought of years of painful adjustments and inconvenient appoint- ments could keep some from pursuing the dream of a straight smile. But, there's another option...

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Taste Loss: Could It Be a Dental Problem? Taste Loss

Most adults know that poor oral hygiene results in cavities and gum disease, but did you know that it can also cause taste loss? From salty to sweet, spicy to savory – failing to take proper care of your mouth can impede your ability to taste and enjoy just about any type of food set before you. Dentists call this condition "dysguesia", and if you haven't heard about it, here's what you should be aware of to prevent and/or treat this unpleasant taste disorder...

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How to Care for Your Infant's Oral Health Infant's Oral Health

Teeth or no teeth, your infant's oral health should always be a top priority. But, how are you supposed to care for your baby's teeth? There are numerous steps to take and each serves an important purpose in preparing your baby for a future smile he or she will be glad to show off...

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Oral Yeast Infections: Yes, They're Common – and Contagious! Oral Yeast Infections

The last thing you would think to talk to your dentist about is a yeast infection! But when it appears in your mouth, or in that of your child, he or she is the first person you should call... and the sooner, the better. Oral yeast infections (or "thrush") are actually quite common, and also contagious if you're not careful. Here's what you need to know in case one ever sneaks up on you...

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Mystery Solved: The Story on Canker SoresCanker Sores

Canker sores are quite literally a sensitive issue, but someone has to talk about it! What are canker sores (or "stomatitis"), why do they appear, and what can be done about them? Anyone who's ever had mouth sores can attest to the fact that they are just as embarrassing as they are painful, but simply suffering through them does you no good. Get the facts on this common problem to take control of the situation before another outbreak.....

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Toothbrushes 101: How to Choose and Care for Your ToothbrushToothbrushes

When it comes to taking care of your teeth and keeping your smile looking great, your toothbrush plays an essential role. But, how much thought do you actually give to your toothbrush when selecting one or caring for it over time? Probably not much!

Choosing the right toothbrush, caring for it, and knowing when to replace it are all essential components of great oral health. Below, we discuss each to ensure your toothbrush is helping rather than harming your smile!....

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Welcome to the Future: What 3-D Dental X-rays Mean for You3-D Dental X-rays

What if your dentist told you that X-rays can be done in a single sweep, expose you to less radiation than a roundtrip flight from Paris to Tokyo , and result in a complete, 3-D picture of your mouth in as little as a few seconds? For anyone who has ever had a mouthful of bitewings, it's a dream come true, thanks to a relatively new technology called "cone beam radiography". If you've never heard of it, you could be missing out. Here's the scoop on this revolutionary diagnostic tool and what it could mean for your oral health.....

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Xylitol: The Sweetener You and Your Dentist Will Lovelibrary-img

Consider this a major score for your sweet tooth: dentists are taking back that hard and fast rule that gum and candy rot your teeth! A sweetener called Xylitol makes it possible to enjoy such treats guilt-free, while actually fighting cavities along the way.....

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The wise patient cheat

The Story on Soda: Your Soft Drink Questions Answered


Sorry to burst your bubble, but the reality is that no matter how refreshing that sweet, fizzy soda (or "pop") tastes......

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Detoxes, Cleanse... and Dental Problems? Oh My!library-img 

Tempted to try something extreme when the scale won't budge? Be careful. While that diet may help you win the battle of the bulge, it could impact your oral health.

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