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Foods Your Teeth Want You to Avoid on Thanksgiving

Oh my goodness it’s almost Thanksgiving! A day to give thanks and eat food. And then eat some more food, before we go to sleep dreaming about that food. I’m not trying to rain on your parade, but someone needs to speak for your teeth. All that food might seem like a really good thing, but there’s a good chance your teeth will be suffering through the holiday. Here are a few things you should at lead try to avoid eating on Thanksgiving, for the sake of your teeth.

  • Carbonated or Sugary Drinks – No brainer. A dentist’s grudge against sugary beverages is not something we try to hide. Don’t drink ...

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How to Use Your Smile to Get a Better Job

If you’re on the prowl for a new job, you might tidy up your resume and iron your best business suit. However, one important part of interviewing that many people overlook is to use your smile. Because a smile is often the first thing a person will notice about you, it is of the utmost importance to make sure your smile sparkles.

How Smiling Affects Your Appearance

While it might sound shallow, many people judge you based on how your teeth look. Several different studies show just how influential a smile can be. One such study utilized fake interviews to see how people reacted in the face of bad teeth. Scientists determined ...

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Make Brushing Fun With One of These 5 Top Apps for Brushing Teeth

Even though you know brushing your teeth is essential to preventing cavities and gum disease, it can often still feel like a hassle. It’s especially difficult if you have children who are too young to understand the consequences of not brushing. Luckily, several companies have decided to help you combat teeth brushing lethargy by creating amazing apps for your phone.

Here are some of the top apps for brushing teeth that will make it easier and more fun for the whole family.

1. Brush DJ

Make brushing your teeth more fun by using Brush DJ to time yourself. This app plays 2 minute song clips so you can get your groove on while ...

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When It Comes to Teeth, This Is the Most Important Thing to Remember This Halloween

While your kids love their Halloween candy binge, remember that tooth decay needs time to develop.
Whether that time is all at once or over a number of different instances, your teeth need to come into contact with acidic foods more than just once in order for you to get a cavity. When decay is in its early stages, a white spot may appear where the minerals have started to break down. At this point in the process, keeping acidic foods and drinks away from teeth will allow the minerals in your saliva, and fluoride from your toothpaste, to repair the enamel.

What Does This Mean in Regards to Halloween?

It means ...

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What to Do When You Haven’t Been to the Dentist in a While

According to the CDC, 62 percent of adults in the US have visited the dentist in the past year. That means that almost four out of every ten people do not go. That is way too many people that haven’t been to the dentist in a while, or at all.

I never ask my patients why they haven’t been to the dentist, but sometimes they tell me anyway. The reason usually falls into two main categories. One reason is they went through a life transition and hadn’t gotten around to finding a new dentist or making an appointment. A lot of times, a patient in their 20s will tell me they ...

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What to Expect When Your Child has a Loose Tooth

A kid’s first loose tooth can be pretty exciting. Once they realize it’s loose, they may want to wiggle it all day long and show their friends and family members. Other kids might be a little freaked out by the idea of a tooth falling out, and you may need to reassure them that it won’t hurt. Either way, it’s a natural process that happens to everyone, and an important milestone to remember.
Generally, a child’s teeth will fall out in the same order they came in. That means that the lower center incisors they were so cute with at six months, will be the first ones that feel ...

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Financing Options for Dental Work Can Be Life Changing

Recently, we had a patient come to us who was in need of some major dental work. He was frustrated with the appearance of this teeth and was dealing with pain and discomfort on a daily basis. Knowing that he needed to do something, he had visited a few other dentists close to his home looking for options. Unfortunately, his dental insurance didn’t cover much of what he needed, and the cost of care was too high to follow through with the procedure.

After doing some more research online, he stumbled upon our website and noticed we had several financing options. Specifically, he became interested in our partnership with Compassionate Finance, ...

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Flossing Absolutely Works, Regardless of What The News Says

Recently, there have been some news stories published about flossing. Floss doesn’t usually get a lot of coverage, probably because people don’t like to be told to floss. But this story, in particular, has taken off. That’s because someone noticed that there had not been any scientific research (not tied to flossing companies) that shows flossing as being useful.

Now, there has been research done, but because a majority of that research was conducted by the American Dental Association and others that partner with companies that sell floss, they are ruling that out as evidence.

No one has found that flossing is ineffective, but plenty of people seem to be celebrating the ...

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5 Things Fossilized Teeth Have Taught Us About History

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body. They are even harder than bones. Like bones, they can become fossilized when they are covered by sediment quickly after death. Over the years, scientists have learned a lot through human fossils, especially human teeth. Fossilized teeth can provide a window into what life was like back then. Here are a few things we’ve learned in recent years after discovering fossilized teeth.

Hundreds of Years Ago, Some People Weren't Getting Enough Sun

Lack of sunlight isn’t just an ailment from too many video games and not enough playing outdoors. Hundreds of years ago people would get bouts of rickets because they weren’t getting enough ...

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9 Mouth Watering Facts about Saliva

Saliva is usually thought of as something that’s pretty gross. It’s just something that’s there, and we don’t really think about it unless it embarrasses us—like when we fall asleep in class and drool, or accidentally spit on someone while talking. But your spit does some pretty amazing things for our bodies, and we need it for a lot of reasons. Here are a few facts about it that you might be interested in learning about saliva.

Saliva is 99.5% Water

The other .5 percent is made up of electrolytes, mucus, cells, proteins, enzymes, and antimicrobial agents. All of these ingredients are there for a reason. The antimicrobial agents kill bacteria. The ...

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