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Teeth Whitening for Teens? Here’s What to Know First

If you have a teenager, you may know they can be very sensitive about their appearance. Yellow or discolored teeth can have a huge impact on self-esteem, but at what age is it acceptable to start using teeth whitening products? Here are some do’s and don’ts if you have teenagers that want to whiten their…

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How Health Can Affect School Performance

Studies show that healthy kids tend to be better learners and perform better in school. Here are some health related factors that can impact how your child’s academic performance. Getting plenty of rest is key. Sleep has a direct impact on the immune system and academic achievement. Most school-aged children need at least nine hours…

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How to Stop Red Wine and Coffee from Staining Your Teeth

They may be two of the most popular beverages, but red wine and coffee are the lead culprits for staining your teeth. So what should you do if you can’t start your day without a cup of joe, or end it without a nice glass of pinot? Here’s how to keep your teeth white without…

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Why We’re Truly Thankful for Our Dentists

Thanksgiving is approaching, and we’re certainly thankful for following our dentists advice. From flossing lessons to giving our mouths extra TLC, here are some top reasons were much healthier thanks to our dentists: Flossing for a healthy smile. Listening to your dentist’s flossing advice can get you on the way to a healthier smile. Flossing…

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How to Navigate the Food Table at Winter Parties

With all the holiday parties happening this season, it’s hard to miss the inevitable food table. While some party table regulars are great picks, others should be avoided for the sake of you and your teeth. Here’s the best game plan for your next party: Skip over snacks and candies. Snacks: Salty snack foods like…

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BBQ Time? What to Bring, and What to Leave at Home

It’s officially barbecue season! In the spirit of dental health, here are some of the best and worst foods to throw on the grill: To Bring Grilled fish: Fish has many health benefits, and now scientists believe that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish can help fight gum disease and reduce inflammation caused by bacteria…

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Why Is Flossing Teeth So Important?

We know that not many people really love to floss. Many tell themselves that flossing isn’t that important, or that flossing every now and again will suffice. But the American Dental Association recommends that you floss at least once a day to maintain good oral health. Why is it important? Flossing removes food particles and…

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Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions for Teeth Grinding

Grinding your teeth at night can do real harm to your mouth. < Grinding and clenching can damage the teeth enamel and even l ead to chipped, fractured or broken teeth. Since most people grind at night when they’re sleeping, it can be hard to know for sure if you’re doing it. Here are some…

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The Less-Than-Sweet Side of Sugar

Sugar plays a major role in many Americans diets, but it’s also a dangerously unhealthy ingredient. New research shows that sugar may be more addictive than the drug cocaine. Americans also consume more sugar now then ever before, because processed foods tend to be loaded with it. Eating too much sugar can damage your teeth…

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Keeping Up Kids Dental Health In Summer

Just because summer is a vacation from school doesn’t mean it should be a vacation from taking care of teeth! While we fully support having a fun, relaxing summer with your kids, here are some tips to make sure their oral health doesn’t go by the wayside. Keep a routine: Summer means no more school,…

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