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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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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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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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Fun Teeth Facts for Kids: Part II

The body is a complex and fantastic machine that is constantly changing as kids get older. Teeth facts for kids, in particular, can spark interest in or provide skills to maintain their health that will last a lifetime. The mouth is the gateway to bodily health, so parents should start instilling care for their children's…
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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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Dental Hygiene for Kids

It is never too early to encourage healthy dental hygiene for kids. Your child's teeth are at risk of decay as soon as they first erupt. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, tooth decay in children, also known as early childhood caries, is the most common chronic children's disease in the country. In some…
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How to Care For Your Child’s Adult Teeth Right From the Start

It is important to keep your child's baby teeth clean, but once the permanent teeth start to come in you really need to make cleaning them a priority. These teeth will last your child for the rest of her life. Dentists generally recommend starting regular dental cleanings and examinations once the adult teeth grow in…
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Why Do Baby Teeth Need Fillings?

Parents often ask why their child’s baby teeth need fillings if they are going to fall out anyway?  Baby teeth are not as strong as adult teeth as they are only needed for the first 12 years of a child’s life.  They often develop decay which may require a filling.  There are many reasons why…
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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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Healthy Dental Habits for Preteens

Healthy Habits Want to avoid cavities? Brushing twice a day with toothpaste, flossing once a day, and limiting sugary snacks and beverages is how you do it. It’s simple but sometimes life gets busy and you might be tempted to skip it. Don’t. A bright smile makes you feel good inside and out. Make sure…
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Dental Care Tips for Preteens

For Preteens Congratulations, you're almost a teenager! That means you're on the road to taking care of your own smile. Cavities aren’t just for little kids—you can get them at any age. When you consume sugary foods, soda, juice and energy drinks, you put yourself at risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Be smart.…
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