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3 Fluoride Myths and Why They're Wrong

fluoride myths

Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance found in rocks, many plants and water supplies that helps to protect teeth against decay. For this reason, it's also included in toothpaste, applied to teeth during dental check-ups and added to many drinking water supplies, a process called fluoridation.[... Continue reading

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Why Is My Mouth Dry?

why is my mouth dry

If your mouth often feels dry, and you have bad breath, a bad taste in your mouth or difficulty swallowing, you might have a condition known as dry mouth syndrome (xerostomia). This condition is a result of reduced or absent saliva flow in the mouth.[1] Dry mouth is believed to affect about 10 perc... Continue reading

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What Dental Myths Do You Believe?

Do you know how to care for your teeth? Even with so much knowledge available today, misconceptions and misinformation still persist about oral health and dentistry. These can have a negative impact if they prevent people from giving their teeth and gums the care they need. This Dental Health Week... Continue reading

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Back to School: How to Keep Your Kids' Teeth Safe

keeping your child's teeth healthy

When your kids are at home, it's not too difficult to control what they eat and drink and make sure they take care of their teeth. But what about when they're not under your supervision? Fortunately, there are still ways that caring parents can continue to look after their children's oral health ev... Continue reading

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Recipes That Are Great for Your Teeth – and They're Delicious!

Cheesy Spinach Bake

A balanced diet is important for your overall health, as well as for your teeth. If you or your children consume a lot of sugar in food and drink, this can cause plaque to build up on your teeth and increase your risk of developing dental diseases such as tooth decay.[1] Cutting down on sugar doesn... 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

preventing crooked teeth in children

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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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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Recovering from your Christmas Treats: How to clean off your Sweet Tooth

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The Christmas holiday is just around the corner. Even as we look forward to celebrating the season with family and friends, we should also keep in mind that this is the time of year when people tend to over indulge in sugary foods and drinks. Chocolates, desserts, sweetened drinks, cakes... Yes, the... Continue reading

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