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3 Problems Poor Dental Care Can Cause, Beyond Cavities

You may know that poor dental care can lead to cavities, infections, and the dreaded root canal. But cavities aren’t the only thing you have to worry about if you don’t brush and floss daily. Here are some of the most common dental issues: Bad breath: If the risk of cavities doesn’t motivate you, maybe…

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Best Dental Care For Diabetes

Diabetes can put you at risk of various oral health complications, so it’s important for people with diabetes to take extra good care of their mouths. Here are key dental care tips to keep on your list: Try to keep blood glucose levels under control. High blood sugar can affect your entire body, including your…

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Coffee, Tea and Your Smile

Coffee and tea are notorious for leaving you with a dull, slightly yellowed smile. I am a big coffee drinker myself, so I understand the joys of that morning cup of joe. But sadly, coffee is one of the main causes of stains on the tooth enamel. The dark color bonds quickly to the teeth,…

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Unique Summer Vacations That Won’t Break the Bank

Not all summer vacations are truly relaxing. Battling throngs of other tourists, spending hours driving on the road, or sitting on a plane might not be what you’re looking for. Here are a couple vacation ideas off the beaten path, but sure to make a memorable trip. Stay at a working farm. Hear us out…

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How to Master a Picture-Perfect Smile

No matter the season, there are many reasons to celebrate throughout the year. Of course, celebrations usually mean picture-taking. Is your smile ready for its close-up? Here’s how to get it into shape. Exercise your smile muscles. One of the best ways to get a great smile is with exercise. Smile as wide as you…

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A Big List of Little Habits That Can Damage Teeth

Even if you brush twice a day and floss religiously, there could be tiny, seemingly harmless things that are damaging your mouth and teeth. To avoid fractures, chips, cracks, wearing down enamel and gums, and weakening tooth structure, steer clear of: Chewing ice cubes Crunching hard candies or other hard food Sucking on candies, lozenges,…

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3 Dentists Tips For A Cleaner Mouth

From cars to laundry, there are just some things that deserve a good deep cleaning from time to time. Your dental care is no different. Here are three tips dentists recommend to deeply refresh your mouth. Tip #1: Go electric. Try swapping your manual toothbrush for an electric one. Studies show electric toothbrushes are better…

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Bad Breath Roots

There are numerous factors that can cause a stinky mouth, such as smoking and the types of food you eat (as anyone whose eaten garlic fries knows!) Some diseases can also cause bad breath, such as diabetes, sinus infections and even some cancers. But from the dentists perspective, brushing and flossing daily is one of…

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Stretches to Do Every Morning

Most people could use more stretching in their lives and not just before or after exercising. Stretching is great for circulation, flexibility and even stress. Try these stretches to start off your day you can even do them while brushing your teeth! Quad stretch: Start with your feet hip width apart, then bend one leg…

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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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