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How Healthy Gums Improve Your Resistance to Disease

We all know oral health is important, but did you know that having a healthy mouth can help keep the rest of your body healthy too?

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You Might Be Using Too Much Toothpaste

We’ve all seen those commercials & ads that show a toothbrush with a generous swoosh of toothpaste. While that imagery is very satisfying, in reality that’s way more toothpaste than anyone needs.

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How to Safely Store Your Toothbrush

We all know that brushing your teeth is essential, but did you know that how you store your toothbrush can affect your oral health?

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How Much Are Your Teeth Worth?

It’s easy to take your teeth for granted. But if you neglect them, they can end up costing a lot. Let’s take a look at what teeth might be worth from a couple different perspectives & you might just see that there’s immense value in taking the time to care for them regularly.

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What Is an Autoclave & How Does It Work?

Sterilization is one of the most important aspects of a dental office. Dental professionals use a variety of methods to ensure their office & equipment are safe & clean, & one of the most common ways they sterilize equipment is with an autoclave. 

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Is It Possible to Overdo Dental Care?

Everyone knows that you should be brushing your teeth twice a day & flossing once a day in order to keep your teeth clean & prevent decay. While some dental professionals recommend brushing more frequently, is it possible to overdo your oral health habits?

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Cleaning Your Mouthguard

Whether you have a sports mouthguard to protect your teeth while you play sports or a night guard to prevent you from grinding your teeth at night, you probably have a few questions about how you should take care of your mouthguard. That’s why we’re here to explain some of the best practices when it comes to your mouthguard.

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How Long Should You Keep Wearing Your Retainer?

More and more people are getting braces to straighten their smiles, but there’s more to improving your teeth than just braces—you’ll need to wear a retainer afterward. Your orthodontist gives you instructions to wear it for a few months, but what about after that?

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What Does It Mean to Be a Dental Hygienist?

When you go to the dentist, you interact with a lot of different people in the office, but you’ll probably end up spending the most time with a dental hygienist. A dental hygienist is the person who cleans & polishes your teeth, applies fluoride treatments, takes x-rays & updates the dentist on your mouth’s condition. Most of us have an idea of the requirements to become a dentist, but what about a hygienist?

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What Does Sleep Have to Do With Dentistry?

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. But there are many things that can prevent you from getting the high-quality sleep that will leave you feeling refreshed in the morning. 

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