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Calling All Men: Connect Your Lifestyle and Your Oral Health


Did you know that men are far more likely than women to neglect their oral health – in some cases, for years? Lots of men don’t brush and floss on a regular basis and avoid dental visits for cleanings and exams. Some of the healthiest and fittest guys are guilty.

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How to Eat for a Healthy Smile


You can brush and floss all you want, but if you don’t maintain a proper diet, your teeth will still suffer. Processed foods should be avoided as much as possible; not only are they bad for a healthy smile, but they also contribute to a number of general health problems.

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How to Straighten Teeth Without Braces


Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? What if you don’t want to wear braces – are you stuck with your imperfect smile? NO. There are now alternatives to orthodontics that can give your teeth the appearance of perfect alignment. Without braces.

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Healthy Teeth and Gums Make a Healthy Smile


Do you know that the health of your mouth has a direct connection to the rest of your body and overall health? Oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with gum disease play a significant role in certain diseases located elsewhere in the human body.

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How to Take Years Off Your Smile


Does your smile look old? A smile is one of the most important parts of your face – an attractive smile takes years off your appearance. As we age, even the hardiest and healthiest of natural teeth will show signs of wear and tear.

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What Are the Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene?


Do you consider yourself to be healthy? Did you know that your smile is one of measures of your overall health? The fact is that the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums can affect the rest of your body. In some cases, problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body.

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4 Healthy Eating and Living Habits That Prevent Dental Plaque


Most people have heard that sugar causes decay. But what is often not understood is that many other foods – almost all processed foods and many “health foods” – also cause decay. Rice, potatoes, fruits, vegetables and bread all contain sugar or carbs that can start the process.

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Mind Your Gap? Closing the Space Between Your Upper Front Teeth


Did you know that the gap between your two upper front teeth has a name? It’s a midline diastema. You might not like yours, but some people find them attractive. Celebrities such as Jessica Hart, Natalie Cole, Anna Paquin, and Lauren Hutton have made gaps part of their signature look.

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Braces Aren’t Your Only Option for Straightening Teeth


Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? What if you don’t want to wear braces – are you stuck with your imperfect smile? The good news is that now there are alternatives to orthodontics that can give your teeth the appearance of perfect alignment.

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How Often Should I See My Dentist?


In my Capitol Hill DC family dental care practice, I frequently hear this question. My answer? It depends. Everyone has unique needs when it comes to dental treatment. Some people need to visit the dentist once or twice a year; others may require more visits.

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