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Do Electric Toothbrushes Clean Better?

electric or manual toothbrushes?

Are you thinking about switching to an electric toothbrush, or wondering which type of toothbrush is best for your child? Despite some manufacturers' claims that electric toothbrushes clean better than manual toothbrushes, the truth is that both types can be equally effective at removing plaque&nda... Continue reading

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Which Celebrities Have Had Cosmetic Dentistry?

Which Celebrities Have Had Cosmetic Dentistry?

Not all celebrities are born with Hollywood smiles. Many have benefited from dental treatments to help them achieve and maintain their straight, white teeth. From movie and TV actors and actresses, to singers and sports stars, many public figures are open about their dental and orthodontic work. Ot... Continue reading

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Top 3 Jaw Dropping Facts about TMJ

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If your jaw is often painful, it locks or clicks when you open your mouth or you have frequent headaches, neckaches or earaches, you might have TMJ dysfunction (TMJD) [1]. Your TMJ (temporomandibular joints) are the two joints that connect your lower jaw to your upper jaw. If these joints are damag... Continue reading

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4 Ways to Prevent Crooked Teeth in Children

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Crooked teeth don't only affect a child's appearance. They can also affect their speech and make it harder for children to brush and floss, increasing their risk of oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease [1]i Genetics may have some influence on crooked teeth developing [2], so it&rsq... Continue reading

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Top Causes and Cures for Bad Breath

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Does your breath smell? Finding out what's causing your bad breath (halitosis) can be the key to making it go away. Mouthwash, chewing gum and breath mints are fine as a temporary fix, but if you want fresher breath for the long term, you need to treat the problem at its source. Here are four of th... Continue reading

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What Are The Most Common Dental Problems For Adults?

most common dental problems found in adults

What are the most common dental problems for adults? It's not just kids who have to worry about cavities. Taking good care of your teeth is important at all stages of life, especially as age can increase your risk factor for many oral health problems. The good news is that you can attempt to red... Continue reading

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How To Maintain Straight Teeth

How maintain teeth after braces

It’s really exciting when your braces finally come off, but it's important to know that it's not all over yet. If you don't give your new, straight smile the support it needs, your teeth could start to shift back to their old positions, undoing all your hard work and requiring another treatme... Continue reading

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Can you fix an overbite or crossbite with Invisalign®?

Can I use Invisalign instead of braces?

If you want to correct a problem with your bite but don’t want traditional braces, talk to your dentist or orthodontist to find out if you're eligible for Invisalign®. This orthodontic treatment uses removable aligners made from transparent plastic, rather than fixed brackets, bands and w... Continue reading

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How to encourage good oral hygiene habits in children

encouraging healthy dental habits in children

Good habits start young. By caring for kids’ oral health at an early age, you can help instil habits that can last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene for children isn’t too different from adults’ oral hygiene – it involves brushing teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, cu... Continue reading

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Dentures vs Dental Implants: Pros & Cons

pros and cons of dentures and dental implants

Missing teeth can affect more than just your appearance. If you've lost one or more teeth, plugging the gap can lower your risk of oral health problems and support the healthy teeth on either side so they don't shift and become crooked. [1] Your dentist will discuss all the different options for re... Continue reading

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