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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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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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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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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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Male Tooth and Gum Care- Colgate

Tough guys — listen up! You might have muscles and the moxie to make it in the real world, whether you're a construction worker or a Wall Street wizard, but that doesn't make you immune to dental health problems.Both men and women responding to a national survey last year said a nice smile was a…
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Adults | Colgate® Oral Care Information Adults

How do I Best Care for My Teeth as an Adult? The key to keeping a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood is to practice proper oral hygiene. Even adults can get cavities, as well as gum disease, that can lead to serious problems. Throughout your adult life, it's important to continue to:Brush twice a day…
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Dental Health Care: What Does it Mean to You?

What does dental health care mean to you? Those with routine dental checkups may view it as a way of maintaining good oral health, but there are others who only consider it in emergency situations. Then there are those who simply seek access to it for quick fixes or professional advice. It's viewed in different…
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Dental Health for Kids: A Parent’s Guide

Dental health for kids is just as important as overall health. Understanding that your children's teeth, including their baby teeth, need optimal care is the first crucial step. Unfortunately, there is still a lack of understanding that dental health for kids should start as soon as their first tooth erupts as an infant. Parents need…
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Four Developmental Milestones in Your Child’s Oral Health

We've all compared our children's milestones in the early years – height and weight, as well as when they first smiled, laughed or crawled. But do you remember their dental developmental milestones? Many parents may remember when the first tooth erupted, but more important dental moments pale in comparison to that first drooling grin. According…
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7 Bad Brushing Habits That Can Damage Your Teeth

Like most things in life, there is a right and a wrong way to brush your teeth.  As your teeth play an important role in your overall health, it’s important that you perfect your brushing technique.  Here are some common bad brushing habits: You Don’t Brush Your Teeth For Long Enough It’s impossible to brush…
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