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Caring for Your Baby’s Teeth

Baby teeth may be small, but they’re extremely important.  They act as placeholders for adult teeth. Without a healthy set of baby teeth, your child will have trouble chewing and speaking clearly.  That’s why caring for baby teeth and keeping them decay-free is so...

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Preventing Diabetic Problems

What is diabetes?  It is too much glucose in the blood for an elongated time.  This high blood glucose can damage many parts of the body, such as your heart, blood vessels and kidneys. Diabetes problems can be scary, but there is a lot you can do to prevent them....

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Treat Your Toothbrush with Respect

To keep your toothbrush and yourself healthy, make sure you let it dry out between uses. Toothbrushes can be breeding grounds for germs, fungus and bacteria, which after a while can build up to significant levels. After using your toothbrush: Shake it vigorously under...

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The Development of Teeth

Humans have two sets of teeth, primary (or baby) teeth and permanent teeth, which develop in stages.  Although the timing is different, the development of each of these sets of teeth is similar. Information you can sink your teeth into! Teeth tend to erupt in...

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Is Your Toothbrush Making You Sick?

It is true there are more bacteria in your mouth than anywhere else on your body and some bacteria transmits on your toothbrush when you brush your teeth.  Typically people usually store their toothbrush in the bathroom where airborne bacteria lives due to the warm,...

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The Truth about Tongue Piercings

Tongue piercing is fairly mainstream nowadays, but is it safe?  The most common problems from oral piercing include excessive bleeding; infection and injuries to the mouth and teeth; swelling; scarring; nerve damage and periodontal disease. While it is uncommon, some...

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What Do Your Teeth Say About You?

Teeth are one of the first things people notice about others.  Teeth can indicate social status, hygiene habits or health conditions.  Big, white smiles are usually associated with wealth and health.  However, teeth can even expose our age, gender and our...

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The Smarts behind Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the very back of your mouth.  Sometimes wisdom teeth don't have room to grow properly and can cause problems by growing at miscellaneous angles in the jaw, horizontally or only partially emerge through the gums.  Other times, they...

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Caring for Your Teeth as an Adult

If you want to keep your beautiful, healthy smile throughout your adulthood, routine oral hygiene is important.  Adults are just as susceptible to cavities, gum disease and serious oral problems. Proper oral hygiene consists of: Brushing twice a day with a fluoride...

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Mouth Guards are Important

You are two times more likely to experience injury to the mouth if you don’t wear a mouth guard.  Whether you trip on your own or catch a stray elbow, a mouth guard can protect you from chipped, broken, and damaged or loss of teeth.  If you are involved in a contact...

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