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Start Your Children Off With Good Dental Habits

One of the first things parents with young children start to worry about is how to teach them proper oral hygiene. Teaching good dental habits early helps prevent tooth decay and establishes oral health habits that will last a lifetime. Learning to protect their teeth at a very young age gives children a good foundation to build on as they grow....
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How Often Should I Change My Toothbrush? Your Toothbrush FAQs Answered

We all use our toothbrushes 2 to 3 times a day, but we might not know as much as we should about this disease-preventing tool. Here at Ultimate Smile Design, we have answered some of the most common questions about toothbrushes so that you don't need to wonder anymore.  How Often Should I Change My Toothbrush? According to the American...
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Strong Tooth Enamel Starts With a Healthy Diet

In our dental practice, we often see patients who have lost enamel on their teeth. Enamel helps protect our teeth from decay, as well as harsh temperatures and chemicals. It is the hardest mineral substance in our body, but when it is compromised, it leaves the softer dentin layer of your teeth exposed, which leads to tooth sensitivity, discoloration, and risk of decay. The easiest way to protect your enamel is by brushing with fluoride toothpaste and...
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Don’t Break a Tooth! Avoid These Foods

A common dental emergency arises when patients bite into something hard and break a tooth. Adults and kids should always consider their tooth health before biting into certain foods. Most of us don't think twice and often end up paying the price. Several foods are hard enough to break a tooth. There are even a few we may have yet...
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The Best Type of Tooth Filling

Dental filling materials are used to repair cavities and other problems caused by tooth decay. In most cases, the material chosen for fillings is based on a variety of characteristics, such as durability, cost, ease of use, and aesthetics. Many dentists will also take into account any sensitivities or allergies the patient may have before making a recommendation. Of all...
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How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

From the time your first teeth grow in, there are tiny sugar-loving microbes in your mouth. They turn sugar into acid, which breaks down tooth enamel, causing decay and even bad breath. Excess sugar can also contribute to gum disease which may advance to periodontitis, a condition that affects the gums and bones that support your teeth. Gum disease has also...