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9 Foods That Damage Your Teeth…

Did you know some of our daily favorites cause damage to our oral health? Click below to read an informative article from our friends at MouthHealthy.org.... Source: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/food-tips/9-Foods-That-Damage-Your-Teeth
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The Importance of Oral Health for Older Adults

 As the old adage says, with age comes wisdom. And as we all grow older, certain health concerns earn our full attention. One of those concerns is the importance of oral health for seniors. We all only get one set of permanent teeth, so it's crucial to take care of them for our entire lives.According…
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How Do I Maintain Good Oral Health in My Senior Years?

Oral Health For Seniors How Do I Maintain Good Oral Health in My Senior Years? Your teeth can last a lifetime with proper home care and regular dental checkups. No matter what your age, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy by brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily and seeing…
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Taking Care of Teeth Article | Seniors | Colgate®

No matter what your age, you need to take care of your teeth and mouth. When your mouth is healthy, you can easily eat the foods you need for good nutrition. Smiling, talking and laughing with others also are easier when your mouth is healthy. Tooth Decay (Cavities) Teeth are meant to last a lifetime.…
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Four Ways to Keep Up Good Dental Hygiene As You Get Older

Four Ways To Keep Up Good Dental Hygiene As You Get Older by Amy Freeman Good dental hygiene and oral care habits are important at any age. But as you get older, you might find yourself wondering if your dental routine needs some tweaking, or if certain life changes have also caused changes in your…
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Teen Oral Hygiene Article | Teenagers | Colgate®

Oral Hygiene And Your Teenager Teenagers can be tough on their teeth. They may be so busy with school, jobs, sports and social activities that they don't find time to brush. They also tend to eat a lot of junk food. Combine the two and you've got a situation ripe for tooth decay. Not surprisingly,…
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Healthy Lunch Ideas When You Can’t Brush Your Teeth

Healthy Lunch Ideas When You Can't Brush Your Teeth by Eliza Martinez It's not a bad idea to brush your teeth after lunch, but most people don't think about it, or aren't prepared with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Most dental professionals recommend two daily brushings, so you don't have to be too concerned that you…
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Baby Teething: Signs and Treatment

Baby Teething: Signs And Treatment by Emily Boge, RDH, BS, MPAc One of your baby's milestones during his or her first year of life is the appearance of the first tooth, yet baby teething can be a scary time for parents. Often baby can become cranky or irritable as he experiences tooth eruption. Soothing baby…
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How Long Should a Baby Use a Pacifier

How Long Should A Baby Use A Paciferby Emily Boge, RDH, BS, MPAc Binkie, Paci, Cork, Plug, Soothie, Dummy — the pacifier has had many nicknames and has been used by parents all around the world since the 1600s. The original intention behind the object was to "pacify" the child during nonfeeding periods and to…
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Receding Gums: Treatment and Prevention

Receding Gums: Treatment And Prevention by Willie Pena Receding gums, also known as gingival recession, is a condition in which the roots of the teeth become exposed, leading to a greater risk of decay and the eventual loss of teeth, if left untreated. Exposed roots can also lead to sensitivity to hot foods, cold foods…
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How Teething Fits into Infant Development

Tons of future responsibilities can run through your head as you hold your newborn in your arms. But keep in mind that eventually, your child will experience teething symptoms. Teething occurs when the "baby teeth" erupt through the gums, and it's a normal part of infant development. The teeth start to emerge throughout the gums…
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Does your newborn have teeth?

Does Your Newborn Have Teeth? We don't usually think of a newborn as having teeth. However, at birth the crowns of the 20 "baby" or primary teeth are almost completely formed, and they are hidden from view in an infant’s jawbones.The four front teeth—two upper and two lower—usually erupt first, beginning as early as six…
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9 Causes of Bad Breath in Children

9 Causes Of Bad Breath In Children by Charley McElrath Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is a condition that even healthy children can sometimes experience. If you've noticed that your little one's breath is not so pleasant, there is hope. When it comes to bad breath in children, most of the time improper oral…
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Five Options to Get Affordable Braces for Adults

Five Options To Get Affordable Braces For Adults by Tracey Sandilands Orthodontic treatment is expensive, and often out of reach for the average person. But that doesn't mean you should give up; there are a number of ways to find affordable braces for adults if you know where to look. Here are some of the…
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Important Healing Tips When Removing Wisdom Teeth

Use a straw when drinking. Additionally, avoid rigorous exercise for a few days, as well as smoking or spitting excessively on the day of the surgery or as long as there is bleeding. After 12 hours, you can gently rinse with a diluted mouthwash, such as Colgate Total® Advanced Pro-Shield™, or a salt water rinse.…
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Orthodontic Treatment Advances: Braces Then and Now

Orthodontic Treatment Advances: Braces Then And Now by Caroline Leopold Modern orthodontic treatment has improved in many exciting ways in just one generation. Orthodontic appliances (or braces) now have a more appealing appearance, and can even be hidden from view entirely. Similar advances have improved the performance of these appliances as well, which often means…
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How Your Teeth Stain

How Your Teeth Stain More people than ever are looking for tooth whitening options to make their smile look whiter and brighter, and to improve their overall appearance. With so many whitening options, there’s bound to be one right for you. There are two types of stains that cause discoloration. The first are intrinsic stains…
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Dental Tooth Bleaching | Colgate

How Does Tooth Whitening Work? There are many ways to whiten your teeth — from whitening toothpastes and other products that can remove many surface stains for very little cost, to light-activated whitening techniques in a dentist's office that cost up to $1,000 and can produce dramatic results.All whitening techniques work in one of two…
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Discolored Teeth: Five Foods That Cause Stains

Proper oral hygiene is of course indispensable for maintaining a bright smile, but there is one other important bit of advice: Watch what you eat and drink. Certain foods and beverages can discolor teeth. If you want to protect your pearly whites, read on for some common culprits that stain your teeth. Pasta Sauce Because…
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