The foods and beverages that you include in your diet all affect your teeth and gums. While some foods and beverages promote healthy teeth and gums, others may lead to tooth decay, erosion, and the development of oral disease. 1. Soda, diet soda, and sweetened beverages Sugary beverages like soda, sweetened coffee drinks, and energy…

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Get the most out of your at-home routine by getting back to the basics of dental hygiene.  Routines are part of our daily lives and it is easy to let your mind’s autopilot take over. However, when it comes to your smile, relying on muscle memory could be hindering your oral care. Follow these helpful…

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Brushing your teeth twice per day is important to keeping your teeth clean and healthy.  But believe it or not you can brush your teeth to hard.  Sometimes people over brush or brush too hard on their dominant side or simply put too much pressure on the teeth.  This can damage your gums which can’t…

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If you or your child’s gums bleed easily from brushing or eating hard foods, you may be concerned that leukemia could be the cause.  While bleeding gums are a common symptom of leukemia, it’s usually caused by other conditions, like gingivitis or gum disease. It may even be caused by using a hard toothbrush, or possibly by…

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Your Personal Finishing Touch You’ve always been able to look younger than your age, trimming a few years off here and there with your stylish clothes, your radiant smile, and even your vibrant personality. All the while, the effects of aging have been trying to catch up to you, working to form small wrinkles and…

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Smiling can improve your mood, boost your immune system, and even make you appear more attractive to others. However, some people may try to hide their pearly whites because they are embarrassed by stained teeth. Whitening your teeth can make a significant improvement in the appearance of your smile and increase your confidence. There are…

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Ever finished a drink and noticed that your teeth feel grimy? Or filmy? Or clean? Everything you drink has the potential to impact your teeth — and you want to protect your smile from unsightly discoloration and deeper problems like erosion and decay… here are a list of drinks that are better choices for your…

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Summer means fun in the sun and BBQ’s in the backyard.  But there are certain summer specific foods that can hurt your teeth if you’re not careful. Corn on the CobWhile corn itself isn’t bad for your teeth, eating it off the cob can cause fillings to dislodge and chipping to occur, especially if your…

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Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel.  There are five stages of tooth decay.…

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Ever finished a drink and noticed that your teeth feel grimy? Or filmy? Or clean? Everything you drink has the potential to impact your teeth — and you want to protect your smile from unsightly discoloration and deeper problems like erosion and decay.  Here are the Six Worst Drinks for Your Teeth 1) Kombucha and…

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