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What Does it Mean When Your Gums Bleed?

What Does it Mean When Your Gums Bleed?

Do you think a little blood in the sink is no big deal? Think that you’re just brushing or flossing too hard? Think again. While bleeding gums is a disturbingly common sight, it isn’t normal. So if it’s not a result of being overzealous with the floss, why do your gums bleed? According to the American Dental association, if your…

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A Guide to Fluoride

A Guide to Fluoride

Many of us wonder what the benefits of fluoride are. Fluoride is one of the earth’s most common compounds and naturally exists in water, but the fluoride is too low to replace proper dental care. For over 70 years cities have included fluoride into their water supply because it is the easiest way to help people who may not visit…

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Activated Charcoal for Teeth Whitening

Activated Charcoal for Teeth Whitening

Activated charcoal is one of the best, yet least known, teeth whitening agents available today. Though it may seem odd to many to use a black powder to whiten your teeth, the fact is that activated charcoal’s ability to bind to other compounds makes it the ideal teeth whitening agent. No stains are too tough for activated charcoal including infamously…

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A Primer on Orthodontics

A Primer on Orthodontics

It is important to see a dentist regularly to keep up with the health of your teeth. However,there are some things that a dentist cannot do, and they will refer you to an orthodontist. You usually see an orthodontist for the duration of the treatment you are having. Once your treatment is over, they may have you follow up with…

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What is the Invisalign Process Look Like Generally?

What is the Invisalign Process Look Like Generally?

What Is Invisalign? Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces. Instead of the wiring and rubber band method, clear and comfortable trays are used to gradually shift the teeth into the desired position. Who Are Good Candidates For Invisalign? Adults teeth that have shifted into a relatively permanent position are good candidates for Invisalign. It could be considered a waste…

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Tooth Enamel Erosion

Tooth Enamel Erosion

What Is Tooth Enamel? Tooth Enamel is the protective mineral substance that is the top layer of all teeth. Humans are born with all of their teeth already inside of their gums, and as humans age their first set of teeth is pushed through the gums. After the first set falls out, the mature set of teeth moves through the…

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A Brief History of Dental Implants

A Brief History of Dental Implants

The history of dental implants can be traced back to ancient times, with items like rocks and shells used to give man teeth. It was however an orthopedic surgeon from Sweden who was researching bone healing by implanting titanium pieces into the legs of rabbits. When he went to remove the pieces he found that the bone had grown around…

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Where Can I Get Low Cost or Free Dental Care

Where Can I Get Low Cost or Free Dental Care

Getting quality dental care is essential to maintaining good dental health. While most people visit a dentist to receive care, there are also quite a few people who are unable to afford the dental care they need. As a result, they will often need to look for programs and places that allow them to get the necessary care at little…

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Top Dental Apps to Get Your Kids Engaged in Dental Health

Top Dental Apps to Get Your Kids Engaged in Dental Health

Sorry kids, there’s no excuse for getting cavities in this day and age. There are just so many dental apps available on your Apple and Android devices to help you along with each and every step. You can learn how to floss, how to brush, and various other dental hygiene tricks right at your fingertips. Whether you are a practicing…

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Waterpik vs Electrick Toothbrushes vs Electric Floss

Waterpik vs Electrick Toothbrushes vs Electric Floss

The two major types of toothbrushes out there on the market today are electric toothbrushes and the traditional manual type. This article will describe the advantages and disadvantages of both and what should be the best option for you. In addition, this article will discuss some of the other modern alternatives in tooth brushing and flossing and whether you should…

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