How to Eat for a Healthy Smile


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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


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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


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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


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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?


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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


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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


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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


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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?


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Patients frequently want to know how often they should have a dental exam.  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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Family Dental Care Tips: How to Select the Right Toothbrush


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Did you know that proper teeth brushing should take at least two minutes? That’s right-120 seconds or 30 seconds for each quadrant of your mouth. For effective tooth brushing, it’s important to find the right toothbrush. In my family dental care practice, I get lots of questions from patients about the best kind of toothbrush. 

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