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It IS possible to brush your teeth too much

Dentists typically recommend brushing at least twice per day and flossing at least once per day. But is it possible that you could actually “overbrush” your teeth? It may come as a surprise that the answer is “yes”. In fact, overbrushing can lead to a condition known as toothbrush abrasion. This often results in sensitive […]

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Dental Care for Senior Citizens

While getting older certainly makes us wiser, there is always more to learn when it comes to taking care of our oral health. That’s because as we age we are at increased risk for a number of oral health problems. Some of the oral health problems seniors might face include the following: Darker teeth because […]

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Warning Signs of a Cracked Tooth

It’s often difficult to feel a cracked tooth. The pain usually comes and goes. A cracked tooth, however, is a serious dental problem that leaves the mouth defenseless to decay and infection. Although cracked teeth raise health concerns, many people tend to overlook or ignore their warning signs. Often times, patients discover that they have a cracked […]

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Avoid Treating Your Teeth Like Tools

The next time you’re tempted to rip a piece of tape with your teeth, or use your pearly whites to pry the lid off a bottle, think about the possible consequences of your actions. The more you use your teeth as tools for opening various objects, the greater the risk of causing permanent damage. In […]

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The Benefits of a Custom Mouthguard

Protect your athlete’s winning smile with a custom made mouthguard. If your child plays a contact sport, common mouthguards cannot provide total protection from teeth and mouth injuries. The most commonly used mouthguards are those that are bought from local sporting goods stores. Although these mouthguards may provide short-term protection, they usually wear down and […]

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